The Yankees’ offense finally got moving in the top of the third. Eric Chavez singled to center and Brett Gardner worked a walk as Curtis Granderson drove a homer over the wall in right for the first Yankee lead of the day. J.J. Hardy doubled to left in the bottom of the inning and scored on a sac fly from Adam Jones, tying the game at 3-3.
The game stayed tied until the sixth, when the Bombers showed off their power. Mark Teixeira singled and Robinson Cano followed with a homer to left, putting the Yankees out in front again. Nick Swisher then drove a homer to left, as the back-to-back bombs chased Brian Matusz from the game. That did little to quiet New York, however, as Andruw Jones greeted Chris Jakubauskas with the Yankees’ third straight home run for a 7-3 lead. Granderson added another solo shot in the top of the seventh and New York took an 8-3 win.… Click here to read the rest