Daily Archives: September 25, 2011
Eduardo Nunez SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jesus Montero DH
Chris Dickerson LF
Austin Romine C
Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.62) vs. John Lackey (12-12, 6.42)
— Chris Dickerson is the only Yankee playing in both games of today’s doubleheader.
Enjoy the game.
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Chris Dickerson RF
Brandon Laird 1B
Ramiro Pena 2B
A.J. Burnett (10-11, 5.28) vs. Tim Wakefield (7-7, 5.08)
— C.C. Sabathia was throwing a simulated game this morning to prepare for the postseason. The ALDS Game 1 is on Friday, so C.C. will be on normal 4 days rest.
Enjoy the game.
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Story by Bryan Hoch
NEW YORK — Jesus Montero’s powerful bat has had the Yankees buzzing for quite some time, and now the Red Sox can consider themselves introduced to the young slugger’s potential.
The 21-year-old Montero homered and drove in four runs in a three-hit performance as New York trounced Boston, 9-1, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
“I’m really happy to win against them and do a good job to help the team win,” Montero said. “I put really good swings today on the ball and had fun today.”
The drubbing dealt another blow to the gasping Sox, who saw left-hander Jon Lester pounded for eight runs and chased in the third inning, with Derek Jeter’s three-run homer highlighting a six-run second.
New York has already locked up home-field advantage for the American League Championship Series, thanks to the win over Boston and Detroit’s 6-5 loss to the Orioles at Comerica Park.
“We’d like to have home-field advantage, but we’re not thinking about it,” Jeter said. “We’re thinking about playing well and staying sharp. That’s what you’ve got to concern yourself with. We’re in a position now where if we play well, the rest will take care of itself.”