An A-Bomb From A-Rod Gives The Yankees A-Nother Win

Rain ManCorrespondent IMay 16, 2009

BALTIMORE - MAY 09:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees runs to first base after a walk in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 9, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees have won their fourth straight game, defeating the Minnesota Twins 6-4, and it wouldn't be possible without Mark Teixeira driving in four RBI's, and A-Rod knocking a walk off 2-run shot.

Mark Teixeira was never retired today, he went 4-4 with a walk, a three-run homer, and an RBI single on in the 8th inning which tied the game at 4, a double, and 2 runs.

Alex Rodriguez was relatively quiet at the plate, 1-4 with a walk, but he went yard on Craig Breslow that ended the game.

Nick Swisher was horrid at the plate, going 0-4, 1 K, and leaving 4 on base.

Joba Chamberlain threw six innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, and 4 walks, striking out 6. Not spectacular, but he did just enough to keep the Twins at bay.

Jose Veras gave up a hit and a walk, but he didn't give up a run, which was cool. He got the Hold.

Phil Coke was not good, he ruined Joba's chances of getting a Win, because he gave up 2 runs, and let the Twins grab a 4-3 lead, resulting in a blown save.

Alfredo Aceves (1.0 IP, retired every batter he faced in the 11th inning) was the winning pitcher today. Mariano Rivera pitched two innings of relief, giving up two hits, but did not allow a run, and fanned two.

For the Twins, Craig Breslow (0.1 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 HR) was tagged with the loss. Twins starter Nick Blackburn threw 7.2 innings, looked shaky today, allowing 4 runs, 6 hits and 3 walks.

Matt Guerrier successfully relieved Blackburn, pitching 2 innings of relief without allowing a run.

Once again, Justin Morneau, and Joe Mauer homered for the Twins, safe to say since Mauer returned, the Twins have been better lately. Not to be outdone was Brian Buscher, getting 2 RBI.

On Sunday, A.J. Burnett (2-1, 5.36), fresh off a dismal outing in Toronto, gets the start against Kevin Slowey RHP (5-1, 4.91).