Coming into today’s game, people were wondering when Brian McCann was going to break out at the plate. Well, the wait is over. McCann had himself quite a nice game with two home runs and a well-timed caught stealing that prevented the Red Sox from having an even bigger seventh inning – they scored two runs to make it 6-4 and give Yankee fans a bit of a scare.
McCann wasn’t the only Yankee to leave the park today.
Carlos Beltran started things off in the bottom of the first with a long two-run home run into the bleachers off Red Sox starter John Lackey. That home run came to be thanks to Jacoby Ellsbury’s two-out bunt. A.J. Pierzynski struck back in the top of the second with a two-run shot of his own off Hiroki Kuroda.
McCann hit his first homer in the fourth inning, a shot to the second deck in right field, to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead and in the next at bat, on the first pitch, Alfonso Soriano took Lackey deep into the short porch in right to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead.…