Maybe I should go away for the weekend more often.
For while I was away, the Yanks swept the White Sox to run their winning streak to four.
I won’t have time to go into detail about each game, so here is a very brief recap.
Friday the Yanks won 4-3. Martin Prado had a 2-run HR and a walkoff hit in the bottom of the 9th. David Robertson got the win.
Saturday the Yanks won 5-3. Prado had a 2-run double and Carlos Beltran homered, his 15th of the season and #373 of his career. Win for Kuroda.
Saturday was the day ex-mgr. Joe Torre got a plaque in Monument Park and his #6 retired.
Yesterday (Sunday) the Yanks won 7-4 in 10 innings on a 3-run, walk-off, PH HR (15) by Brian McCann. David Huff with the win.
The Yanks are 67-61, 2nd place in the AL East, six behind Baltimore. They are 3 1/2 out of the final wild card spot.
They have a makeup game in KC tonight before heading to Detroit. Tonight is the second of a tough five-game stretch in which they faced Sale yesterday, Shields today and then Porcello, Verlander and Scherzer (I think that is the order, that they miss Price while in Detroit, but I am not sure. Anyway a tough stretch.)
Derek Jeter’s hit count stands at 3439.