It’s been awhile since Vernon Wells delivered a big hit for the bombers. Well that all changed in their 4-3 win over Toronto on Wednesday.
Robinson Cano got the bombers on the board for the first time in the series with an RBI single. Alfonso Soriano followed that up with an RBI double to cut the deficit to 1. Then Wells put New York ahead with a 2-run double.
Phil Hughes got the start for the Yanks, surrendering 2 runs in 3.1 innings. David Huff came in in relief, going 3.2, allowing the other jays run.
Mariano Rivera shut the door, recording a 4-out save, to keep the yankees relevant in the wild card discussion. (Save #44)
The Indians lost again to the Royals, while the Orioles topped the Red Sox in 12. The Rays evened up their aeries with fellow card holder Texas. What does it all mean? That the yankees are 2.5 back of Texas, 1 back of the Indians and behind the Orioles. There’s still hope with 3 remaining with the Rays. And they own the season series with Cleveland, texas and baltimore, which helps in the event of a tie. Now they just have to continue to win and get help. Of course, what awaits them if they win a wild card spot and find away to win the wild card game, the dreaded Red Sox. The Yanks are just 6-13 against them this year. But October is the land of strange occurrences, so you never know. You’ve gotta get there first.
10 games to go and there’s still so much to be decided, not just in the AL, but the NL wild card is set to be just that, wild til the end.