Yanks take opener

The Yanks beat the O’s 8-3 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader with help from the bottom of the order.

The team’s 1-4 hitters (Gardy, Nunez, Tex, Cano) went 1-for-17 with two RBI (both Gardy’s) and two runs scored. The 5-9 hitters (Swish Dog, Chavez, Posada, Dickerson, Cervelli) went 10-for-19 with six RBI (including a two-run homer from Swish, who went 3-for-4) and six runs scored.

Each 5-9 hitter had at least one hit and an RBI and all but Posada — who was the only one without two hits — scored at least once. In other words, the team rested Grandy, Jeet and Martin and still scored eight runs on 11 hits.

Where was this offense last night?

Cy Colon (8-6) wasn’t great but he kept the team in it. He lasted just five innings (throwing 105 pitches, 66 for strikes) and gave up two runs on five hits with two walks. He struck out six batters, bringing his career total to 1,705.

Cory Wade threw three innings of two-hit, one-run ball, and BOOne Logan gave us a scare but tossed a scoreless ninth.

It was a good win and the teams will get back at it about three hours after the final out was recorded. SuperNova will go against Zach Britton at 7:05. A roster move to accommodate Nova has not been announced yet.

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