7:05 PM ET, June 24, 2011
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi pointed toward the right-center field stands from the dugout in the first inning to thank the Bleacher Creatures for giving a rare call to a visiting player.An inning later he hit the ball right to them, although it's doubtful they appreciated that gesture as much.
Olney: Yanks' Cashman At An End?
Brian Cashman has seen a lot of success in a 14-year tenure that seems even more remarkable given the dog-years aspect. But there's a sense this could be his final go-round, writes ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney. Blog
A.J. Burnett Strikes Out Four in 6th
A.J. Burnett struck out four batters in the sixth inning Thursday, becoming the first Yankee to ever strike out four in an inning and tying the major league record.
Burnett also struck out four batters in an inning July 5, 2002, while with Marlins. Only Chuck Finley, who accomplished the feat three times, has multiple games in which he struck out four in one inning.
Yankees right-hander Bartolo Colon (hamstring) threw 31 pitches in his first bullpen session. He also ran sprints in the outfield for the second consecutive day and is scheduled to throw 50 pitches in a simulated game Monday. ... Giambi hit 95 home runs at the old Yankee Stadium.
Regular Season Series
|1st||A Rodriguez doubled to left, C Granderson scored, M Teixeira to third.||0||1|
|2nd||J Giambi homered to right (419 feet).||1||1|
|3rd||T Helton singled to right, C Iannetta scored, C Gonzalez to third, C Nelson to second.||2||1|
|3rd||A Rodriguez hit sacrifice fly to right, C Granderson scored.||2||2|
|4th||T Wigginton grounded out to third, J Giambi scored, S Smith to third.||3||2|
|5th||T Tulowitzki homered to right (370 feet).||4||2|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, New York, NY|
|Attendance||46,028 (93.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||66 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Ed Rapuano, Second Base - Brian Onora, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez|
Ubaldo Jimenez threw 20 splitters Friday, the most in any start this season. Yankees hitters went 0 for 6 in at-bats ending with the pitch, including four strikeouts, which ties a season high for Jimenez.
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