Yankees Firing On All Cylinders

Rain ManCorrespondent IMay 20, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 19:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees hits a three-run double in the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium May 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees' season-long winning streak has hit eight, after an 11-4 destruction of the Baltimore Orioles.

Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, and Melky Cabrera hit back-to-back-to-back homers in the second off of Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie was shaky in the early innings but kept his cool, and did not let the Yankees score in innings four through seven.

Phil Hughes threw five innings allowing three runs, all on home runs. He pitched a solid game. Ty Wigginton destroyed a fastball deep into the last row of the lower deck in left, and Pacman homered off a cutter on Hughes that cut it to 5-3.

But the Yankees were just too powerful, too talented, and too awesome to be denied. The Orioles' sorry bullpen got lit up in the late innings again. The pen gave up seven runs in the seventh last night, and gave up six in the eighth tonight, highlighted by a Jeter two-run double.

Roberts, 2B4010010.292
Jones, CF4121022.370
Markakis, RF4000033.318
Huff, 1B4000021.266
Mora, 3B4130001.275
Wigginton, DH4122001.220
Reimold, N, LF3111111.261
Moeller, C4000002.195
Andino, SS4010020.226

2B: Mora (2, Hughes, P), Andino (1, Hughes, P).
HR: Wigginton (3, 4th inning off Hughes, P, 1 on, 1 out), Jones (9, 5th inning off Hughes, P, 0 on, 2 out), Reimold, N (1, 9th inning off Rivera, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts; Jones 5; Mora 4; Wigginton 5; Reimold, N 4; Andino 2.
RBI: Wigginton 2 (13), Jones (27), Reimold, N (3).
2-out RBI: Jones.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moeller.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

CS: Roberts (4, 2nd base by Hughes, P/Cash).

E: Andino (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Guthrie-Roberts-Huff, Roberts-Andino-Huff).

Jeter, SS5112000.273
Damon, LF4100100.318
Teixeira, 1B4011011.241
Rodriguez, A, 3B1200201.189
  Berroa, 3B0000000.167
Matsui, DH4010003.252
  1-Pena, PR-DH0100000.263
Swisher, RF2211200.234
Cano, 2B4233000.307
Cabrera, M, CF4222012.321
Cash, C3001010.077

1-Ran for Matsui in the 8th.

2B: Teixeira (8, Guthrie), Jeter (8, Walker).
HR: Swisher (9, 2nd inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 0 out), Cano (7, 2nd inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 0 out), Cabrera, M (5, 2nd inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Jeter 2; Teixeira 2; Matsui; Swisher 4; Cano 6; Cabrera, M 5.
RBI: Teixeira (31), Swisher (23), Cano 3 (22), Cabrera, M 2 (16), Cash (1), Jeter 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Cano; Jeter 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, M.
SF: Cash.
GIDP: Matsui; Rodriguez, A.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

Outfield assists: Damon (Mora at 2nd base).
DP: (Cash-Jeter-Teixeira).

Guthrie (L, 3-4)7.05553235.37
Hughes, P (W, 2-2)5.06331927.06
Aceves, A (H, 1)2.02000201.74
Coke (H, 2)0.21000004.58
Rivera (S, 8)1.11110013.06

HBP: Rodriguez, A (by Guthrie), Teixeira (by Guthrie).
Pitches-strikes: Guthrie 110-67, Baez 16-8, Walker 18-12, Hughes, P 89-57, Aceves, A 23-16, Coke 5-4, Rivera 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Guthrie 8-11, Baez 0-0, Walker 1-1, Hughes, P 2-3, Aceves, A 2-1, Coke 0-2, Rivera 3-1.
Batters faced: Guthrie 29, Baez 5, Walker 5, Hughes, P 21, Aceves, A 7, Coke 3, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Walker 3-3, Rivera 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, R to L.
T: 2:38.
Att: 43,903.
May 20, 2009