The Yankees won their third game in 28 hours by beating the Orioles 4-2 this afternoon. They took three out of four in the series and finished their ten game homestead 7-3.
Freddy Garcia won his 10th game of the season – I know, right? He pitched six innings, gave two runs on five hits, walked two and struck out six.
Derek Jeter was hit by a pitch and left the game in the fourth. Amazingly, it was the same finger on his right hand that he jammed making a play in the field last night. He was x-rayed, they were negative, the injury was classified as a bruise and he is listed as day to day.
Because of the injury to Jeter, the infield alignment became interesting. Cano was the DH today to begin with so Nunez shifted to short and Francisco Cervelli came in to play second. It was comical. Thankfully, for the Yankees everything worked out okay. No crazy plays were needed.
The Yanks had a few missed scoring opportunities in the early going until Brett Gardner’s bases clearing triple in the fourth inning. It was his only hit of the day and it was all the Yankees needed.
After Garcia exited the game the bullpen shut the door.
Hector Noesi 0.2 IP 1H 0R
David Robertson 1.1 0H 0R
Mariano Rivera 1.0 0H 0R – 27th save of the season
4K – 3 by Robertson
Next up for the Yankees a trip to the Windy City to visit with the Chicago White Sox for four games.