The Yankees defeated the Orioles tonight, 7-4, for their 9th straight win. There were home runs by Robinson Cano and Hideki Matsui, doubles by Derek Jeter, Cano, Mark Teixeira, and Melky Cabrera, and 3 RBI from Cano. I didn’t see the game on TV because I was at the Nationals game tonight…since Cano was the hero of the night as far as the offense is concerned, I wonder if he got the pie in the face tonight? 🙂
Unfortunately, Joba Chamberlain left the game in the first inning after getting above his right knee by a line drive off the bat of Adam Jones. He somehow managed to grab the ball and make the throw to first for the out, but was taken out of the game two batters later after giving up hits to Nick Markakis and (GASP!) Aubrey Huff. The good news is that the X-rays on Joba’s knee were negative.
After this win, the Yankees are just 1 game behind the Red Sox and 1.5 games behind the Blue Jays in the AL East. Yes Toronto and Boston…objects in your rear view mirror are closer than they appear.