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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Game 106 notes: Yankees win 16-3

Alex Rodriguez didn't homer, but the Yankees homered eight times in Tuesday night's 16-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

The Yankees got to White Sox starter Jose Contreras (5-14) early. After the first two batters of the game reached base, Bobby Abreu launched a three-run shot into the right field upper deck. Hideki Matsui later added a solo home run in that inning.

With a four-run lead, Mike Mussina (6-7) gave up most of that lead back in the second inning. After two singles, he gave up a three-run home run to Juan Uribe.

That would be all the runs he would give up tonight, as he shut down the White Sox and the Yankees kept scoring. They would add five runs in the third inning, two more in the fourth, three in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Mussina went six innings, giving up only those three runs. He also struck out six batters and didn't walk any batters. Kyle Farnsworth, Mike Myers and Sean Henn pitched one inning each, and only gave up a combined two hits and zero earned runs.

Contreras gave up seven earned runs in 2 2-3 innings. He also allowed three home runs. Relievers Charlie Haeger and Gavin Floyd gave up a combined five home runs in 4 1-3 innings.

Some notes from the game:

  • The eight home runs hit by the Yankees tonight ties a franchise record. Seven different players also homered.
  • In their last three home games, the Yankees have scored 54 runs and have recorded 61 hits.
  • Jorge Posada went 4-5 with a home run, a double and two RBIs.
  • Hideki Matsui will be sad to see July end. In his final July game, he hit two home runs. He finishes the month with 12 home runs, giving him 21 on the season.
  • Alex Rodriguez is 0-16 since hitting his 499th home run. He made good contact tonight, however. I predict he will hit No. 500 tomorrow night.
  • Andy Phillips' 11-game hitting streak was snapped with his 0-4 night.
The Yankees are now at 57-49 on the season. Both Cleveland and Boston lost tonight. The Yankees are now only three games behind Cleveland in the Wild Card race and seven games behind Boston in the AL East race.

Andy Pettitte will face John Danks tomorrow night.

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Anonymous said...

Andy, Hideki hit 13 in the month of July. Not 12.

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