The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-4 in tonight’s game. CC Sabathia pitched efficiently and the Yankees hit six extra base hits to beat up Randy Wells. With the win, the Yankees move to 12 games over .500, the highest they’ve been this year.
CC Sabathia got hit hard in the third inning, but besides that looked pretty good:
Brett Gardner led off the game tonight with a monstrous home run to the right field bleachers that promptly quieted the excited Wrigley crowd. However, the Yankee bats went quiet for a few innings as the Cubs jumped to a 4-1 lead, largely due to a three-run home run by former Yankee Alfonso Soriano.
The Yankees would need to dink and dunk their way back into the game. In the fourth, Nick Swisher singled in a run and Eduardo Nunez hit into a fielder’s choice. Then in the sixth, Russell Martin hit a sac fly to score Alex Rodriguez, who went 3-4 with two runs scored.
The game looked like extras were a possibility until Nick Swisher sent a towering three-run home run deep into the Chicago night that broke the game open and earned CC Sabathia his ninth victory of the season. Curtis Granderson hit a triple to score Brett Gardner and add some insurance runs.
6: Alfonso Soriano has six career home runs off of CC Sabathia. Pretty weird stat since CC is so good, but then again, so is Alfonso.
4: Number of extra base hits for the Yankees in the ninth inning, which included three doubles and a triple.
126,283: The number of fans that packed Wrigley to see the Yankees and Cubs. I love interleague baseball – where else do you get to see CC Sabathia swing for the fences? Oh yeah, the National League. Oh well.
Happy Father’s Day!: To all the dad’s that read the blog. Baseball and Father’s Day really do go hand-in-hand.
The Yankees continue their National League Central tour with a 7:05 game at Cincinnati. See you there.
7:05 PM, ESPN. Ivan Nova (6-4, 4.46 ERA) vs. Johnny Cueto (4-2, 1.68 ERA)