Well, if Alfonso Soriano doesn’t win player of the week in the American League there should be a recount. When you hit four homers and drive in 13 that’s a pretty good couple of weeks. When you do that in the span of two games, even Babe Ruth‘s ghost is jealous. Soriano drove in six for the second straight night, becoming the third person in MLB history to do that since RBI became a stat in 1920, as the Yankees beat the Angels 11-3.
Jered Weaver just didn’t have it. After getting the first two out, Robinson Cano singled, Alex Rodriguez doubled and Curtis Granderson walked. Up came Alfonso Soriano, and out went his 23rd homer of the year. The Yankees added to it in the second. Chris Stewart singled and Ichiro Suzuki walked. Robinson Cano singled in Stewart. After a walk, Granderson drove in a run with a single and Soriano drove in two more with a double.
The Angels got on the board in the third. Andrew Romine was hit by Ivan Nova. After an out, J.B. Shuck singled. After a forceout, two straight singles by Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton plated two runs. Trout drove in another run with a single in the fifth.
That man Soriano led off the bottom of the fifth with his 24th homer of the year. Stewart added two more with a single in the seventh.
YGY Player Of The Game: Soriano
Notes: Travis Hafner continues to rehab his rotator cuff. He could be back in September.
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