Game 93 / 52-41 / 1st / +5G : Behind a solid Ivan Nova start, and big flys from Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez the Yankees moved to a season high 11 games over .500 with a 4-3 victory over Baltimore. The loss knocked the Birds to a game under .500 and 6 back in the American League East. New York goes for the series sweep tomorrow afternoon behind Masahiro Tanaka.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Yankees 4, Orioles 3
“Those are the kind of games we have to win in October, so it’s good we’re playing well in one-run games.” ‐ Alex Rodriguez (h/t: Bryan Hoch and Grace Raynor/mlb.com)
MEMORY LANE : July 19th has historically been a busy trading day between the Yankees and the San Diego Padres. It was one year ago today the Yanks sent Rafael De Paula (minors) and Yangervis Solarte to the San Diego Padres for Chase Headley (and cash!) … and in another deal with San Diego on July 22, 2003, the Padres sent Jesse Orosco to the Yanks as part of a conditional deal … In 1989, the Padres sent Walt Terrell and a player to be named later to New York for Mike Pagliarulo and Don Schulze. The player to be named later turned out to be Freddie Toliver, whom San Diego sent to the Yanks on September 27, 1989 to complete the trade … (h/t: Baseball-Reference.com)
In 1954, the Yankees signed signed Ralph Branca as a free agent, and released Ralph Houk.
FOOTNOTES : Tomorrow’s series finale is an afternoon tilt that features Masahiro Tanaka (6-3, 3.65) matching up with Ubaldo Jimenez (7-5, .329).