Welcome to first place – albeit by percentage points.
Abreu’s nine-pitch walk in the 4th really took a toll on A.J. Burnett – and helped set up Bernie’s record double. That was the whole ballgame to me (this evening).
Villone and Proctor combining for three good innings, and bridging the game to the ninth, was also a key.
Outside of Giambi having to leave the game with cramps, this was a very good day for the Yankees. A-Rod looks to be in August form already. And, Boston seems to be getting nothing but bad news these days.
Yankees fans will sleep well this evening – assuming their AC is working if they live in the NY/NJ/CT area.