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June 26, 2011

Yankees Keep Up With Red Sox With Second Straight Win

by @ 6:30 pm. Filed under 2011 Yankees

The Yankees dispatched the Rockies for the second straight day and they needed it just to keep up with the Red Sox as the two of them sit atop the standings.  The Yanks went down early 3-0 but they bounced back and got some solid relief pitching in this one.  Ivan Nova struggled and he gave up four runs in six innings but then three relievers threw a shutout inning each to finish up the game.  David Robertson was lights out and then Mariano Rivera threw a shutout ninth for his 20th save of the season.  That’s 15 straight seasons with 20 or more saves.

Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada all went yard in this one.  Swisher’s was a two run shot.  Brett Gardner stole his 16th base of the season.  No Yankees had more then one hit so it was good that three of their seven hits went over the fence.

The Yankees get a day off before they head to Milwaukee for three against the Brewers. It’s been a while but the Brewers used to play in the same division as the Yankees so this will be a nice return to that old rivalry.  Get your Yankees tickets now while you still can because my guess is the Yankees will be the best team in baseball in the second half and all of the fans will be coming out to see them.

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