July 7, 2012

G84: Yankees 6, Red Sox 1

Yankees - 400 200 000 - 6 11  0
Red Sox - 000 100 000 - 1  7  1
The Yankees hit four home runs off Franklin Morales (3.1-6-6-2-2, 80) and cruised to an easy win in the first game of Saturday's day-night doubleheader. Andruw Jones hit two of the four dongs.

With two outs and Derek Jeter on first, Robinson Cano appeared to foul off an inside pitch. Home plate umpire Ed Hickox said the pitch hit Cano's left arm, but Cano was shaking his right hand; multiple replays showed (pretty clearly, to my eyes) that the ball had hit only the bat. So what perhaps should have been strike two sent Cano down to first base.

Two pitches later, Nick Swisher hit a three-run home run over the Wall, and Jones capped a nine-pitch at-bat with a solo shot. ... Jones and Jayson Nix went back-to-back to open the fourth inning.

Garcia (6.2-6-1-2-5, 97) was never in any danger. The Red Sox scored their run when David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez, and Mauro Gomez hit consecutive singles with one out in the fourth. Ryan Kalish ended that inning by grounding into a double play.

Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 17 games. ... Ortiz was on base four times, with a single and three walks. ... Justin Germano saved the bullpen for the nightcap by pitching 5.2 innings of relief.
Freddy Garcia / Franklin Morales
Nava, LF
Ciriaco, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Gonzalez, 1B
Gomez, 3B
Kalish, CF
Aviles, SS
Shoppach, C
Lillibridge, RF

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