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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Game 100 notes: Yankees win 9-4

The Yankees scored seven runs in the first two innings behind Chien-Ming Wang (11-5) and won by a score of 9-4.

Johnny Damon led off with a walk to start the first inning threat. Derek Jeter then singled Damon to third, who later scored on a Bobby Abreu sacrifice fly. After a hit-by-pitch and a walk, Hideki Matsui singled home two. Robinson Cano kept the line moving with an RBI double to drive in the team's fourth run.

They scored three runs in the top of the second. The runs came on an Abreu single, a Matsui single and an Andy Phillips bases loaded walk.

Wang pitched like a pitcher with a large lead. He gave up four runs in six innings. Mike Myers, Kyle Farnsworth and Brian Bruney all pitched one scoreless inning each to finish the game.

Scott Elarton (2-4) came off the disabled list to start for Kansas City. He wasn't around long, as he pitched 1 2-3 innings and gave up seven runs.

Some notes from the game:

  • Damon went 2-5 and has now hit in five-straight games.
  • Jeter went 4-6 to raise his batting average to a team-high .335.
  • Matsui's added to his hot July numbers. He went 2-5 with one RBI tonight.
  • Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera went hitless tonight, snapping the Yankees' streak of every starter recording at least one hit at three games.
  • The Yankees have scored 56 runs and have 71 hits in their last four games.
  • The Yankees had a streak of not going down in order for 23 innings. It was snapped in the top of the eighth inning.
  • The game was over four hours long.
The Red Sox beat Cleveland again tonight. With the Yankees' win, they are now 4.5 games behind Cleveland in the Wild Card race.

The Yankees have won five-straight games to improve to a record of 53-46.

Mike Mussina will match up against Gil Meche tomorrow night.


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