Derek Jeter hit his first (and only?) Yankee Stadium HR of the year tonight in the Yankees 3-2 win over Toronto.
You wonder, with only 10 games left in Jeter’s final season, if career HR #260 will be his last. He had two hits to move his career total up to 3453.
The Yanks won in the bottom of the 9th on an error.
The Yanks broke a scoreless tie in the fifth on a Drew double, and Jeter’s fourth HR of the year made it 2-0 in the sixth.
But Shawn Kelley gave up a two-run HR to Jose Bautista in the 8th to spoil Shane Greene’s bid for a win.
In the bottom of the 9th, Chris Young singled, Antoan Richardson PR and stole second and Brett Gardner bunted Richardson to third. Chase Headley hit a grounder through the legs of 1B Adam Lind and Richardson scored to win the game for the Yanks.
With the win, the Yanks improved to 78-74 and surpassed the Blue Jays for second place in the AL East. With ten games to go, they are five out of the final wild card spot.
Greene went 6 2/3, 0 r, 3 H, 2 walks and 6 K. ERA a superb 3.24. An excellent rookie campaign.
Betances 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 k. 1.33.
Kelley 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 4.47. I’m not sold on him. An ERA of 4.47 is way too high for a late innings reliever.
David Robertson (W, 3-5, 2.83) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K.