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Gameday Post #7: Anaheim Angels at Yankees
The Yankees played another extra-inning tilt Wednesday night with the Orioles. And just like the previous night, it was the Bombers who came up victorious. Nick Swisher’s 2-run HR in the 10th capped off the three-game sweep and gave his team the 6-4 victory. CC Sabathia labored through 6 innings, allowing four earned runs but picking up eight strikeouts. A 38-pitch 2nd inning ate into his overall pitch count, but he felt much better than he did in his first start. With a depleted bullpen, CC did more than enough to give as much length as possible. Boone Logan, Rafael Soriano and Mariano Rivera held down the fort on the mound, throwing four shutout innings in relief. Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira each chipped in with multi-hit games. Granderson popped his first HR of the season and added 3 RBIs.
Hiroki Kurdoa will take the mound against Ervin Santana in the Yankees’ home opener vs. the Angels. Stadium gates open at 11am, with player introductions set to start at approximately 12:40pm. Enjoy, everyone … hope to see some of you there!
A.L. EAST STANDINGS
NEW YORK……….3-3 (1.0 GB)
Baltimore.………..3-3 (1.0 GB)
Boston……….………1-5 (3.0 GB)
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 13th, 1:05pm
TV/RADIO: YES, WCBS 880, WADO 1280
PITCHING PROBABLES: Ervin Santana (0-1, 7.94 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 6.35 ERA)
PITCHING PREVIEW (from MLB.com)
Ervin Santana (LAA) — Santana struggled in his season debut, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits (two homers) against the Royals on Sunday. The 29-year-old has a 5.55 ERA in 12 career starts against the Yankees.
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) — Kuroda had a tough Yanks debut, rapped for six runs (four earned) and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings by the Rays. The 37-year-old said he didn’t feel he had one pitch he could consistently go to, something he hopes won’t happen in his Bronx debut.