GAME 143:The night started out looking grim after 1/3 of an inning, the shortest start of Capuano’s career Rays up 3-0, but New York battles back from the 4-run first inning deficit. After Chase Whitley gave up another run, Brian McCann would get it going with his 18th home run of the season cutting the Ray’s lead to 4-1. The bullpen would hold the Rays to 5 runs while Chase Headley, Chris Young, Jacoby Ellsbury and Ichiro would help give the Yanks the lead making the final score 8 to 5.
Here’s the box score and recap.
Today in Yankees Baseball History
MEMORY LANE: On September 10th, 1922 – The Yankees play their farewell home game in the Polo Grounds. An estimated 40,000 overflow the stadium with another 25,000 turned away. Joe Bush beats the Philadelphia A’s, 10 – 3, in the opener, and Waite Hoyt edges the A’s in the second, 2 – 1. Plans are in the works to expand the park to 56,000 capacity, but this is the last regular season AL game at the Polo Grounds. The Yanks will play their next 18 games on the road, and then open in Yankee Stadium next spring.