Friday, July 13, 2012
Mark Teixeria hit a game-tying three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth and Russell Martin gave the Yankees the lead with an RBI single five batters later as New York went on to a 6-5, come-from-behind win over the Angels on Friday night.
Trailing 5-2, Derek Jeter hit a leadoff double to open the bottom of the eighth, and Curtis Granderson followed with a walk. Teixeira—who had already homered in the bottom of the third—tied the game at five with a blast to left, and after back-to-back walks of Nick Swisher and Raul Ibanez, Martin hit a single to right to put the Yankees ahead.
Mark Trumbo hit a three-run go-ahead jack in the top of the seventh—his fifth consecutive game against the Yankees with a home run—and Albert Pujols added to the lead with an RBI ground-rule double in the eighth before New York staged a comeback in the bottom of the frame.
Well, that was certainly something, wasn’t it? Amazingly enough, after going hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position going into the eighth inning, the Yankees not only tied it on Teix’s three-run home run but added a second hit with runners in scoring position with Martin’s game-winning single.
Kuroda looked good for much of the game before falling apart late in the game. That’s two straight disappointing performances for a pitcher who had been one of the best pitchers in the starting rotation. Hopefully Kuroda improves next start.
Still, wow, what a great win!
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