Sep 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) hits a one-run RBI single in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Yankees won 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: Cano Comes Through As New York Yankees Close The Gap On Tampa


#Paytheman has been popular on Twitter among certain Yankee fans. After what happened tonight can you really blame them for thinking that way? Robinson Cano‘s ninth inning home run broke the tie, as the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. The only team now standing between them and the playoffs at this moment is the Tampa Bay Rays.

Cano drove in the Yankees first run in the first. Brett Gardner led off with a walk and stole second. He went to third on Alex Rodriguez‘s groundout and scored on Cano’s groundout.

The Orioles took the lead off Andy Pettitte in the third with a two out rally. Brian Roberts and Manny Machado singled and Chris Davis drove them both home with a double. The Orioles made it 3-1 in the fourth when J.J. Hardy drove home Danny Valencia with a double.

The Yankees came right back in the fifth when Curtis Granderson led off the fifth off Scott Feldman with his fifth homer of the season. A-Rod would tie the game in the sixth, with his sixth homer of the game.

The game stayed that way until Cano hit his 27th homer of the year leading off the inning. Two batters later, Granderson tripled and would score on Lyle Overbay‘s infield single.

YGY Player Of The Game: Cano

The series wraps up tomorrow night as Phil Hughes makes his return to the rotation against Wei-Yin Chen at 7:05.

Notes: The deal for the Yankees radio rights with WFAN radio starting next year is official. Austin Romine has a slight concussion and will miss a few days.

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