They all can’t come easy.
Returning home to face the Mariners tonight, the Yankees are still basking in the glow of Sunday’s thrilling 8-6 comeback victory in 10 innings at Dodger Stadium. The Bombers were down to their final two outs when five straight reached base off Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton. The contributions were widespread from emerging stars such as Robinson Cano along with newcomers Chad Huffman and Colin Curtis.
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“What a game,” Alex Rodriguez said. “That’s as good a win as we have had in a long time. You can’t say enough about the young kids. Give those kids a lot of credit. They looked like seasoned veterans. They put together amazing at-bats.”
While the Yankees have been consistent winners this year, they had just two wins in 27 previous games when trailing through eight innings.
“It seems like it’s our first real come-from-behind win we’ve had all year long,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s a big win for us, and something that maybe can give us a little momentum.”