Players of the Day for Monday, July 1, 2013
Snapping a five-game losing streak, the Yankees opened a four-game series in Minnesota with a rousing, come-from-behind, 10-4 victory, spearheaded by the bat of Robinson Cano.
|Cano: 2HR, 3RBI|
Chris Parmalee's solo homer in the sixth made it 4-3 Twins, but Cano led off the eighth with a double, moved to third on a bunt single by Ichiro Suzuki and scored on a wild pick-off throw to first, tying the game. After that, Yankee bats came alive for six more runs, including four in the ninth, putting the game out of reach.
The game was just one of three in the AL on Monday, the Yankees picking up 1/2 game on idle division-leading Boston, though still six games out, in fourth place.
Game two of the series commences Tuesday night at 8:10 pm EDT.
|Werth: 2-5, 5RBI|
After Bryce Harper got the Nats on the board with his 13th homer of the season in the first inning, Werth drove in four run in a seven-run third inning, with a double, plating two and, after scoring, a single which knocked in another pair.
He was also credited with an RBI for reaching on an error in the eighth giving him five on the night in a 2-for-5 effort.
The Nationals gained 1/2 game on idle Atlanta, but still trail in the NL East by six games to the Braves. Milwaukee sank lower into last place in the Central, losing their sixth straight and falling 19 games off the Pirates' pace.
Game two is set for 7:05 pm EDT, Tuesday night.
Today's Trivia: Who holds the MLB record of 716 at-bats in a single season? (answer tomorrow)
Yesterday's Answer: The major league record for doubles in a season is 67, set in 1931 by Earl Webb of the Boston Red Sox.