Granderson started the scoring for the Yankees in the first inning with a blast to right into the second deck. The Yankees scored again in the second inning. Nick Swisher led off the inning with a single. But then Raul Ibanez popped out and Russell Martin struck out. But then Dewayne Wise jumped on a Peavy fastball and drove it into the gap in right-center. Nick Swisher chugged all the way around from first to score.
The game settled into a pitcher’s duel after Wise’s double. But it was Wise again who again provided some fireworks when he hit a solo shot with one out in the fifth inning. Wise’s homer landed half way up the second deck in right field. Peavy then hit Derek Jeter (0-3) with a pitch but no further damaged resulted.
Robinson Cano rounded out the scoring with a solo shot of his own that landed in just about the same spot as Wise’s homer. The homer was Cano’s eleventh in the month of June. Granderson still leads the team with 23 homers. Cano now has 19 with his June burst of power numbers.
The Yankees’ win came after losing the first two games of the series. The two teams will play again tomorrow and the Yankees have a chance to bring the series to a tie.
Notes: Adam Warren‘s rough start last night earned him a trip back to Triple-A affiliate, the Empire State Yankees. D.J. Mitchell was called up to take his place. New York Giants’ head coach, Tom Coughlin, threw out the first ball before the start of the game.
Hiroki Kuroda: What a brilliant afternoon of pitching! Just what the Yankees needed.
Dewayne Wise: The man is on fire!
Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano: Solo homers each and two hits apiece.
David Robertson: It was nice to see him in his role and perform so solidly.
Russell Martin: Martin is sinking again. Zero for three with two strikeouts.