The New York Yankees (83-53) edged the Toronto Blue Jays (69-69) by a final score of 3-2 in Friday night baseball action at Yankee Stadium.
Bombers starter Ivan Nova (15-4) won his 11th straight decision, thanks to two huge assists from the outfield play by the Yankees, along with the game-winning hit from Robinson Cano in the fifth inning.
Brett Gardner, Andruw Jones and Curtis Granderson all got their uniforms dirty-with their impressive outfield play, which propelled the Bombers being 12-0 in Nova’s last 12 starts.
The Yankees recorded the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, as the rally started with a Derek Jeter single to start the frame. Granderson worked out a walk to put runners on first and second for Cano, who laced an RBI single to center, which gave the Bombers the 3-2 lead.
Closer Mariano Rivera recorded his 37th save in 42 chances, one night after shutting down the Red Sox-which gave New York a win in two-of the-three games against their arch-rivals.
Nova continues to impress in his starts with the Bombers, as the 24-year old has improved to 7-0 since being recalled from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre in late July.
In Game Two of a Labor Day series at Yankee Stadium, the Bombers are slated to send out Bartolo Colon (8-9, 3.63 ERA) taking on Ricky Romero (13-9, 2.84 ERA). The first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.
Same Sky information: During the Yankees/Jays series on the Yes Network today, fans were able hear a very enjoyable Kimberly Jones’ report on the ‘Same Sky’ foundation. For any fan that missed the site on the TV today, can find out more information on a very inspirational origination by clicking the link below:
Written on September 3, 2011