If you tuned in even a little bit late to this game, you missed the biggest fireworks. Alex Rodriguez made like his buddy and teammate Derek Jeter and got his 3,000th career hit in style, smacking an oppo field home run on the first pitch of his first at-bat of the game against Justin Verlander. Verlander tried to throw him an outer half fastball for a gimme strike and A-Rod was looking fastball and ready to swing. Another smart home run from an incredibly smart hitter. The crowd went wild, his teammates mobbed and hugged him, and for the 194th time this season the Yankees had an early lead.
From that point on it was the Adam Warren & Brett Gardner show. Warren had a tough top of the 2nd, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and a hit batsman, but he quickly recovered, found his command again, and ended up working a career-high 8 innings without any more runs crossing the plate. … Click here to read the rest