Despite the endless supply of rain, last night’s game was a definite treat. CC Sabathia threw 7 strong innings, striking out 10 ChiSox, in what was a remarkable ballgame. CC was dominant for most of the affair and only gave up 2 ER in the 7th inning (a product of the rain, perhaps). Conversely, the Yankee offense didn’t muster much against Mark Buehrle, plating only 2 runs against the crafty lefty. In the end, in a battle of two very superb lefties, neither was the victor as both team’s had to resort to their respective bullpens for the final innings in what turned out to be a 10-inning game.
However, with a man on first and second in the 10th—surprise, surprise—Robinson Cano hit a walk-off HR to end the game, 5-2. Cano now has 21 HR on the season (19 was his previous season high). Although the Red Sox ended up beating the Blue Jays after another poor outing from Josh Beckett, this win maintains the 6-game lead the Yankees have over Boston. The Yankees can now prepare for the inevitable slugfest that they’ll face tomorrow, when Jose Contreras opposes our friend, Sergio Mitre.