1. Bombers playing for a greater cause
The emotions poured out of the Yankees before and after their 5-4 win on Friday night in the Bronx.
Joe Girardi and Derek Jeter were glossy-eyed when remembering owner George Steinbrenner and public address announcer Bob Sheppard.
“I thought the club played like Mr. Steinbrenner expected,” Girardi said.
2. Another pair of resilient wins
Both of the Yankees wins this series came in come-from-behind fashion.
Alex Rodriguez’s solo shot yesterday — No. 598 of his career — helped the Bombers erase an early 3-0 hole. And they did it against one of the league’s best pitching staffs. The Yankees now lead the majors with 29 comeback victories.
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3. Burnett’s head games a cause for concern
A.J. Burnett’s emotions spiraled out of control early in the Yankees’ 10-5 loss on Saturday.
The starter was frustrated after an ineffective showing and slammed a set of double doors, causing cuts on both hands. He initially said he was hurt in a fall but later revealed the truth and apologized to teammates.