It was an early test for a new Yankee “co-ace” when veteran righty and free agent signee Hiroki Kuroda took the Yankee Stadium mound on May 11, 2012, in a contest with Seattle phenom “King” Felix Hernandez. And despite a good outing, it looked bleak when Kuroda gave up a seventh-inning leadoff home run to ex-Yankee Jesus Montero to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead. But in the bottom of the inning, a walk and a single set it up and then with two outs “R-a-u-u-u-u-l” Ibanez‘s three-run jolt turned it around. Andruw Jones fashioned the 6-2 final with a two-run bomb in the eighth. Continue reading
The Yanks jumped on Texas righty Robinson Tejada with four straight hits and a walk for four quick tallies in the bottom of the first in an eventual 6-2 win on May 9, 2007. Mike Mussina scattered three hits through six frames for the win, and Derek Jeter carried the 1,300th run of his career when he crossed with run number two. Jeter added a two-run double in the home fourth.
Mickey Mantle hit a homer and was robbed of another on a great catch at the Sox bullpen in right center by Jimmy Piersall in a 6-4 win over Boston on May 9, 1953. Continue reading
On May 3, 1936, Joe DiMaggio made his regular-season debut. Joe’s three hits included a triple, as he scored three runs and knocked in one in a 14-5 victory over the St. Louis Browns.
Don Mattingly tied a major league record with three sacrifice flies in a 9-4 win over the Texas Rangers on this day in 1986. Continue reading