- Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 4: Mystique and aura are alive and well at the new place. On the night they honored Bob Sheppard and George Steinbrenner, the Yankees fashioned a dramatic comeback, keyed primarily by Nick Swisher, who like Steinbrenner hailed from Ohio.
New York fell behind early thanks to some struggles by CC Sabathia and a bad error by the aforementioned Swisher that put Tampa up 3-1. The Yankees tied things up on back-to-back homers from Cano and Posada, but Sabathia got in trouble in the seventh and the Rays took a one-run lead. Swisher atoned for his earlier error with a home run to tie the game, but he wasn’t done playing hero.
Curtis Granderson led off the ninth with a hit and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Brett Gardner walked, bringing Derek Jeter to the plate with a chance to win the game. Perhaps it wasn’t Jeter’s night, perhaps it was because he hails from Michigan, the state The Boss despised, but Jeter struck out bringing Swisher up with two outs. Swisher lined a single to right and Granderson beat the throw to home sending the crowd into hysterics and the AJ Burnett in search of “a pie”.
- Giants 1 Mets 0: Jon Niese has been good, but Barry Zito has been better. Zito has struck out 10 Mets while allowing only two hits and a walk.
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