Burnett goes eight strong as Tex comes through with huge go-ahead home run in seventh

For the third straight day I was out and about enjoying what’s been a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, this time partaking in an awesome family barbeque up in Ardsley, Westchester. As a result, I was once again following the Yankees via BlackBerry, and things were looking grim after the top of the 7th, as the Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead.

My family was busy cursing the Yankees for inexplicably not jumping all over Justin Masterson and were ready to chalk up another unacceptable loss to a terrible baseball team. Fortunately Nick Swisher, Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira had other ideas, pacing the Yankees to a five-run seventh culminating in a much-needed go-ahead three-run jack off the bat of Teixeira.

The Yanks would add two more and go on to win 7-3. In addition to the offensive heroics, the story of the game was A.J. Burnett, who gave the team eight innings of three-run ball (only one earned) while striking out eight.… Click here to read the rest