The Yankees shot down the jays with an 8-2 Victory at Rogers Center tonight.  I can’t say how important this game was. The Yanks could not afford to lose two in a row to the Division leading blue Jays.’

This Victory puts the Yankees at 5.5 Games out of first and with the Angels smoking the Red Sox in the seventh the Bombers can gain a game on them as well. Tomorrow CC Sabathia takes the mound with a chance at making the Yankees winners of their second straight series for the first time this season.

Andy Pettite came up big in a big situation as he has done time and time again over his career with the Yankees.  Andy went 6 innings and picked up his third win of the year only allowing one earned run in a 104 pitch effort.pettittewin

The bats finally came alive for the Bombers starting with Brett Gardner who had his first career HR and a triple with 3 RBI’s. It was extra base night as the Bombers hit 3 triples and 4 doubles. They scored 5 in the second inning and never looked back. Mark Texiera also is starting to come alive with his bat going two for four with two RBI’s one of his hits being a double. Johnny Damon kept his extra base hitting streak alive with a double. I think he extends his streak to six. Fransisco Cervelli had another hit improving his BA to .267 and had an RBI but more importantly showed off his strong throwing arm picking Marcus Scuttoro off second base.

It was a great night for the Yankees I could go on and on about all the great things they did tonight but the most important thing is that they had hits with runners in scoring position. Hopefully they can carry this momentum over into tomorrow. One more against Toronto Back with lineups as they become available.