After the 15-3 beating the bombers gave the birds yesterday. todays 6-3 was a nail biter to say the least. It starts with this seasons biggest surprise so far in Freddy Garcia who after a horrible spring has pitched to a record of 1-0 with an ERA of .069 (no i didn’t forget a number) In his 13 innings he has given up only four hits and one earned run, with nine strike outs. He was on his game again today over six innings he gave up only two hits and struck out seven. Garcia turned the ball over to the bullpen with a 3-0 lead when Joba Chamberlain gave up a two run homer to make the game a nail biter. With a 3-2 lead David Robetrson took over in the eighth after getting the first two outs started to show signs of being in trouble. Rather than take any chances Girardi brought in Mariano Rivera for the four out save. In the ninth with two outs Rivera gave up the hit that put them into extra innings, his second blown save of the season. After a 45 minute rain delay the Yankees took advantage of some throwing errors by the Orioles and scored three runs on four hits off Jason Berken in the eleventh inning bringing home the 6-3 victory. Jeters four hits moved him past Frank Robinson on the all times hit list with 2,945 putting him in 31st place,next up Sam Crawford with 2,961.

The bombers are now 12-6 and hold a 3 game lead over Tampa and a 3.5 game lead over the Red Hot Red Sox. The Division is starting to look more like what you would expect then when the Rays and Sox were the cellar dwellers. The Yankees return home tomorrow to face the visiting White Sox. AJ Burnett (3-0) will take the mound for the Yankees as they  to add to their three game wining streak. The White Sox will counter with Phillip Humber (1-2) who will be hoping to pitch better than his last appearance that saw him give up 4 earned runs over 5.2 innings.

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