Even when the New York Yankees win nowadays, they decide to take you on a rollercoaster ride that you don’t necessarily want to be a part of as a fan. Last night, the New York Yankees stopped their losing streak, and the Detroit Tigers winning streak, with a 4-3 win in 10 innings.
The game was delayed by rain to start, but the Yankees were able to score in the first inning, for the second game in a row. Brett Gardner led off with a walk and Ichiro Suzuki followed with a single. Robinson Cano‘s groundout moved the runners up a base, and Alfonso Soriano grounded out to bring home Gardner.
The Yankees added to it in the third. Gardner and Ichiro started the inning with hits, and Cano brought them both in with a double. The Yankees though couldn’t bring home Cano with nobody out, and that would haunt them throughout the night.
On came Mariano Rivera in the ninth, and for the second game in a row, he blew the save. Jackson doubled with one out, and two batters later, Cabrera blasted his 34th homer of the year to tie the game.
The Yankees would win it in the 10th off Al Alburquerque. Jayson Nix led off with a walk. Curtis Granderson singled. Lyle Overbay would strike out, but a wild pitch would move the runners to second and third. Eduardo Nunez was intentionally walked. Chris Stewart struck out. Gardner would come through though with a single to win the game.
YGY Player Of The Game: Gardner
Notes: The Yankees wore white brimmed hats last night in honor of the David C Koch Golf Tournament and Gala for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. The team donated $10.000 before the game to the Koch foundation. Rivera blew his first save to the Tigers since 1999.