Twins Yankees BaseballWhip cream pies that is, from the hands of AJ Burnett ,to the face of whomever the star of the day is.

Todays pie in the face went to Johnny Damon after his walk off homer in the bottom of the tenth inning capping the Yankees fifth straight win and third walk off victory in that many days. The Yankees have not had three walk off victories in a row since 1972. The first was on Friday when Melky Cabrerra hit the 11th inning two run single to give the Yankees a 5-4 victory. On Saturday Alex Rodriguez hit an 11th inning blast that put the Yankees on top  5-4. Todays matinée should have been over in the bottom of the ninth but a bad base running decision by Brett Gardner combined with an outstanding play by Twins catcher Joe Mauer prevented the Yankees from having runners on first and third with one out. Instead they had a runner on first with two outs and Robinson Cano flied to left which could have scored Gardner from third. It was a gutsy call by Gardner who ignored third base coach Rob Thompson’s stop sign at third and attempted to beat Mauer back to the plate on a come backer that went off the pitchers glove. You gotta respect the guts and fearlessness of Gardner. You also gotta respect that his pushing the envelope to far could have cost them the game. One thing is for sure that boy can fly around the bases.APTOPIX Twins Yankees Baseball

Luckily Damon picked him up  in the bottom of the tenth when he shortened his swing an an inside fast ball and planted it in the bleachers sealing his fate as todays whip cream recipient. Hat tip to Brett Tomko who came in for Burnett in the eighth with the bases loaded and one out and was able to preserve the tie.  The Yankees have been guaranteed a series victory by taking the first three of this four game set .

Even though the win did not gain any Ground on the Blue Jays as Roy Halladay won his fifth straight game and the Jays have won their third straight against the White Sox. The Red Sox lost a game on the elusive Jays as the Mariners defeated them in the bottom of the ninth.  Franklin Gutierrez singled under the glove of Mike Lowell scoring Ronny Cedeno to hand the Red Sox their fifth lost in the last ten games.

Tomorrow Yankee fans will bring their brooms to the stadium as the bombers attempt to complete the four game sweep and hopefully go four games over .500. It will be Andy Pettite 3-1 vs Glenn Perkin 1-2 coverage begins at 6pm on the YES network.

In other news Chien Ming Wang Pitched 7 innings at Scranton throwing 75 pitches and recorded 12 ground ball outs  allowing 0 runs and 4 hits. Looks like he is ready to return hopefully for his next spot in the rotation but we shall see what the Yankee gods have planned. Brian Bruney pitched an inning in the second game of a double header for The Baby Bombers and threw 17 pitches 11 of them for strikes reaching 94 mph on the gun. I would think he will likely be activated on Tuesday.

Hold on to your Hats fans the Yankees are getting healthy and are on a roll. Bold prediction: First place by the All Star Break.

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