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Jul 22 – Back on Top: Yanks Sweep Birds, Take two 6-4 Games

All Cylinders Clicking, 6 in a Row off the All-Star Break

ny-jersey-logo(Bronx, NY) – It would be nice to start the playoffs right now.  The Yanks remain hot out of the 2nd half gate and swept another series, this time from the Orioles.  In an afternoon game A.J. Burnett won his 4th straight and improved to 9-4 while Mariano notched another save, his 28th of the season.

Offense was plenty early with A-Rod, Cano and Swisher (2) picking up some in the

Its all good at the moment for the Bombers!

Its all good at the moment for the Bombers!

first for an early 4-0 lead.  Posada’s solo homer in the third and run scoring double in the eight rounded out the Yankee scoring.

A.J. went 7 innings scattering 6 hits, yielding 2 runs but getting 6 k’s for the win.  The only blemish on the day was back-back homers given up by Bruney in the 9th causing the need for Mariano to enter the game but the needed only 6 pitches to finish it of.  Hughes was perfect again in the 8th inning and remains on a roll.

Oakland comes to town for a 4-game set with the first on on Thursday due to a rain-out earlier in the year.

Notes:  The Yanks are in first by at least a game pending Boston’s action vs. Texas tonight.  Now at 57-37 the Yanks reach 20 games over .500 for the first time this season.

See Yanks-Orioles boxscore here.

One Response

  1. The Yankees are two games up in the A.L. East over the Boston Red Sox coming into tonight’s action versus the Oakland A’s!! That’s because the Boston Red Sox lost to the Texas Rangers 3-1 yesterday night!! The Red Sox are idle tonight!! The Yankees could be 2.5 games ahead of the Red Sox if the Yankees win tonight!!

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