The Yankees’ bats were lackluster in the first game of the doubleheader, but they came alive in the second game, despite Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez sitting on the bench. A pair of bombs from Curtis “I’m not a home run hitter” Granderson and a strong outing from Ivan Nova helped the Yankees get back on a winning track, as they won 8-3.
New York fell behind early as Nick Markakis doubled to left in the first inning. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sac fly form Adam Jones for a 1-0 lead. They added another run in the second when a single by Mark Reynolds was followed by a double from Ryan Adams.
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