Friday, June 1, 2012
Curtis Granderson hit his fourth career grand slam, and CC Sabathia pitched well enough to fuel the Yankees to a 9-4 win over the Tigers in the series opener Friday night at Comerica Park.
Sabathia outpitched Casey Crosby, who was making his first Major League start and did not make it out of the fourth inning. Crosby surrendered six runs on four hits, while walking four and striking out three over 3 1/3 innings.
Before Wednesday night’s game against the Angels, Granderson had a total of eleven runs batted in for his previous TEN home runs. Now in the last two games, he has two home runs and seven runs batted in. “It’s like I always say, Suzyn…”
CC battled back from a shaky beginning to throw a strong game and Rafael Soriano made us all kneel by getting a double play in the ninth when Clay Rapada inexplicably walked the bases loaded in a five run game. With the Hughes/Verlander match-up looming on Sunday, tomorrow’s game is really huge. The Yankees are now tied in the loss column with second place Baltimore and are a game behind first place Tampa Bay in the loss column.
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