Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yankees Take Series over the Rangers

The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers taking the series two games to one.  C.C. Sabathia started and didn't pitch his best but he still had a chance to get his first win of the season.  Joba Chamberlain gave up a run though and prevented that from happening.  Rafael Soriano redeemed himself with a clean inning and Mariano Rivera picked up his seventh save of the season. 

Eric Chavez who was playing for Alex Rodriguez who was sitting out with back and oblique stiffness had two hits and the game winning RBI single.  The Yankees hit three more homeruns to add to their league leading total.  They have 27 on the season, Russel Martin, Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson all hit one.  Granderson and Martin were two run homers and Cano had a solo one.  Martin has been a great addition so far offensively and defensively, he looks like a steal.  Chavez has also played great so far going 7/15 on the season. 

The Yankees are 9-5 on the season and in first place by 2 1/2 games over the Toronto Blue Jays.  They will head to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays for two games beginning on Tuesday.  A.J. Burnett who is 3-0 will pitch the Tuesday game and Bartolo Colon will make his first start on Wednesday night.  They have off Monday and Thursday and will play a weekend series in Baltimore. 

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