Hit Parade in Motown, Yanks Win 8-4

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GAME 131
: On the strength of 9 consecutive hits off David Price in a 8-run third inning, the Yankees regrouped from last night’s loss with an 8-4 victory in Motown. Here’s the box score and recap.

Yanks Rebound in Motown

Coming in to tonight’s game, there was concern about the Yankees returning to old habits of going on a mini win streak, then a mini losing streak. After having their 5 game win streak snapped by Rick Porcello yesterday, prospects of starting a new one didn’t sound encouraging when facing David Price. All of that was put to rest in an amazing third inning. Every Yankee in the lineup hit safely against Price. Some were hit on the screws, some found holes in the infield, but one came after another. The American League record is 10 straight hits, done by the Blue Jays in 1992. The rally ended with two run-scoring sac flies, as only one baserunner was stranded.
ROSTER MOVES: The Yankees signed former Met Chris Young to a minor league contract. See “Chris Young to Yankees: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction” from Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report.

Today in Yankees Baseball History

MEMORY LANE: On August 27, 2012, the Yankees purchased Steve Pearce from the Houston Astros. Pearce is currently helping to make life miserable for the Yanks as a member of the Baltimore Orioles.
Hot a happy memory, but on this date in 1977, Toby Harrah and Bump Wills of the Texas Rangers hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs on consecutive pitches off Ken Clay in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat New York, 8-2, at Yankee Stadium. Graig Nettles hit his 31st homer of the season in the fifth inning off Bert Blyleven.

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