BRONX, N.Y. (WPIX)—The Yankees could have used this type of win in last year's American League Championship series against the Texas Rangers.
Coming off a loss where the Yankees were shut-out by the struggling Cleveland Indians, the Bronx Bombers lived up to their nickname last night and romped the Rangers 12-4.
Curtis Granderson led the way for the Yankees by driving in four runs and smacking his 21st homer of the season. Six other Yankees also drove in runs to help support ace C.C Sabathia as he picked up his 8th win of the season.
"The good thing is how quick you can forget," Granderson said. "In baseball you get the opportunity to forget pretty quickly, just because of the way the schedule is. You can't get too high or too low, no matter what the previous day was. Just like today, a great offensive performance from everybody throughout the lineup. But tomorrow's another day and you've got to reset and know that they're going to come back looking to even the series."
Eduardo Nunez, Derek Jeter's replacement until he comes off the 15-Day DL, held his own by going 2-4 and driving in a run. Even though Jeter could not participate in the game, he did everything he could to still help his team.
"He told me what kind of pitch [Ogando] had, and he told me [to] wait for a fastball," Nunez said. "He threw a fastball and I hit a fastball. [Jeter] said, 'Man, I told you.'"