- Nick Swisher got his first hit in the better part of a week last night, and he kept the good times rolling with three hits, including two doubles, tonight. Eric Chavez has also been in a bit of a slump of late, but he was 2-2 with two doubles before being lifted for a pinch hitter in this game.
- The offense got back on track as far as putting runs on the board goes, and did it all via the long ball. The first bout of scoring came in the fourth inning, when Curtis Granderson led off the inning with a solo home run, and then Robinson Cano hit his 30th home run of the season with Alex Rodriguez on base to push the score to 3-0. Granderson hit another home run in the seventh inning with Jeter on base that extended the Yankees’ lead to 5-1 at the time.
- David Phelps wasn’t spectacular, but he turned in a quintessential “give your team a chance to win it” game tonight, which is a good deal better than it feels like he’s been pitching lately.