No they didn’t but they did rape the Orioles tonight, 17-3, to sweep a day-night doubleheader.
The Yanks scored a franchise record 12 first-inning runs. Every Yankee had a hit…BY THE END OF THE FIRST INNING! The frame took 58 minutes to complete. The 12 runs (six earned) were the most in any inning since they plated 13 in the eighth inning of a June 21, 2005 game against the Devil Rays.
The team record for runs in an inning is 14, recorded on 7/6/20 at Washington. They had 13 runs in an inning twice in 2005. Their 24 hits were the most by the team since they pounded out 25 against Tampa Bay on 7/22/07.
This was the 31st time since 1919 that the Yankees have had eight players with at least two hits in a game, and it’s the second time it’s happened this season.
Cano recorded his first career five-hit game and drove in five runs; Grandy went 4-for-6 with three runs scored but was the only starter to not drive in a run; Tex was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI; Swish Dog was 3-for-6 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored; Eddie Nunez had a triple, a single, scored twice and drove in a run; Jeet scored, drove in a pair and had two hits to tie Raffy Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hits list (3,020); and Andruw Jones tied Darrell Evans for 45th on the all-time home runs list with his 414th career longball.
It wasn’t pretty if you’re a fan of the pitchers’ duel.
O’s starter Zach Britton lasted just 1/3 of an inning and gave up nine runs — six earned — on seven hits. Over his last two starts, Britton has thrown one inning and given up 17 runs — 13 earned — on 13 hits.
The last Orioles starter to go 1/3 of an inning was Matt Albers on 6/25/08 against the Cubbies. The last starter to get knocked out after 1/3 of an inning against the Yanks was Tampa Bay’s Tim Corcoran on 9/12/06.
SuperNova (9-4) was pretty good in his first game back, though it didn’t really matter with the way the offense was going. He lasted seven innings and gave up two runs on six hits with six strikeouts to one walk. In his five big league starts prior to tonight, SuperNova was 4-0 with a 3.41 ERA and a .235 BAA. Phil Hughes you may want to watch your back in the rotation.
Ayala gave up a run in the eighth before So tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning (his first 1-2-3 inning since Opening Day).
In case you were wondering, Chris Dickerson was sent down to make room for SuperNova.
Fabulous Freddy will be on the mound tomorrow in the finale going against Jake Arrieta. First pitch is at 1:05.