When you’re hot, you’re hot, and Robinson Cano is hotter than hot right now. (Maybe we all should have Jay-Z as our agent) The Yankees are back at .500 (yes it’s early) thanks to Cano and his five RBI as the Yankees offense stays hot, and beat the Cleveland Indians 14-1. Andy Pettitte had his second strong start of the year going seven innings, giving up only one run on five hits.
The scoring began in the second when with two out, Eduardo Nunez and Lyle Overbay singled and Francisco Cervelli walked to load the bases. Brett Gardner singled in two and Cano drove in two more with a double. In the third, Ichiro Suzuki hit his first homer of the year to make it 5-0.
In the fourth, Gardner singled, and Cano hit his third homer of the year. In the sixth, Gardner doubled with one out and two batters later, Kevin Youkilis hit his second homer of the year. In the bottom half, Asdrubal Cabrera hit his second homer of the year for the Indians lone run.
The Yankees really put it out of reach. Overbay hit his first Yankee homer to lead off the eighth. Cervelli singled and went to second on a groundout. Cano drove him with a double. Two batters later, pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit his first Yankee homer. In the ninth, with two out, Overbay doubled and Cervelli brought him home with the final run of the game.
Yanks Go Yard Player Of The Game: Cano
Notes: As I said on our facebook page earlier, Clay Rapada re-signed a minor-league deal with the club. Derek Jeter began to run again. When Curtis Granderson returns, he will remain the centerfielder.
Ivan Nova will look to keep the good times rolling at 7:05. The Indians don’t have a starter announced as of this post.