Game 66 | 36-30, 2nd : The Yankees split their home-and-home four game series against the Marlins with a 9-4 victory as the offense stepped up in a CC Sabathia start. The Big Man didn’t get the ‘W’, but Brett Gardner‘s 2-run homer in the bottom of the sixth knotted the game at 3, taking CC off the hook.
Everyone was invited to the hit parade (15 total) except Stephen Drew, who did knock in a run on a sac fly. Gardner and Carlos Beltran contributed 2-run homers each.
CC was removed after 6 innings, allowing 3 runs while striking out 7 in a no-decision outing. Chasen Shreve, Justin Wilson and Chris Martin held it down from there while the offense produced 8 runs over the final three frames. Shreve (4-1) got the win.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights. Also, don’t miss a great post-game wrap by LodHud’s Chad Jennings.
Yankees 9, Marlins 4
FOOTNOTES : More promising news on Jacoby Ellsbury‘s return today… Tomorrow the Yanks open a 3-game weekend series against the Detroit Tigers with Adam Warren on the hill versus Justin Verlander …