Hafner’s was actually the fourth homer of the game. Robinson Cano, David Adams, and Lyle Overbay each hit solo shots as well. Hafner’s shot tied in at 4-4 in the ninth. Ichiro Suzuki leadoff the 10th with a double, Vernon Wells doubled him in and Hafner hit a RBI-single to right that made it 6-4.
CC Sabathia started the game, he did so so considering how it ended, but it was the bullpen that really saved this game. Shawn Kelley came in and kept the damage from burying the Yankees in the seventh. Kelley along with Boone Logan, David Robertson, and Mariano Rivera combined for this line: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
• Shawn Kelley keeps rolling along. After his first four atrocious appearances, he has 24 strikeouts and two walks in 13 innings. Ignore his 5.40 ERA.
• David Adams hit the first home run of his major league career. It was a nice shot to left that just stayed fair. He’s now hitting .333 though he’s still looking for his first walk.
• Cano hit his league leading 13th home run. He also picked up a pair of walks which is good because his .337 OBP has been a little lacking.
• This was a good game for Brian Cashman fans. Vernon Wells went 1-for-2 with the game winning RBI, Travis Hafner went 2-for-5 with the game tying home run, and Lyle Overbay went 2-for-5 with a homer. Three not so obvious moves that the Yankees made that are really paying off.
• Reid Brignac made his Yankees debut. He went 0-for-2 and was eventually lifted for Wells.
• Travis Hafner stole a base, his second of the season. He stole two bags from 2009 through 2012.
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