The Bronx Bombers pulled out the big bats yesterday at Rogers Center, blasting five home runs on their way to an 11-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees were up 6-1 in the 5th before Curtis Granderson sent one deep to right to bring in three runs for the final dagger. Other Yankees to contribute homers in last night’s showcase included Mark Teixeira, Marcus Thames, Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter.
As the offense continued to produce it was Dustin Moseley who contained the Blue Jays lineup, allowing just two runs through six innings with four strikeouts. “I had all my pitches working,” said the veteran right-hander. “I had a good changeup and a good cutter tonight and then made pitches when I needed to.” Chad Gaudin struggled in relief in the 6th and 7th, letting up three runs on four hits. Kerry Wood then came in to shut the door in the 9th to solidify the W.
New York currently sits atop the AL East alongside the Tampa Bay Rays with the Boston Red Sox six games behind. The Sox are scheduled to play the Seattle Mariners in a double-header this afternoon at Fenway. The Yankees are set face the Blue Jays again tonight before traveling to U.S. Cellular Field to matchup with the Chicago White Sox.