Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Yankees Edge the Astros
Robinson Cano continues hit hot hitting by blasting another home run to give him eight for the season and the 185th of his Yankee career, tying him with Paul O'Neill for 17th place on the Yankees all-time home run leaders. Cano is a commodity that needs to be cherished and hopefully the Yankees brass feels the same way about the slugger. Ben Francisco, who will likely be released when Ronnier Mustillier gets healthy, hit his first home run of the season tonight, a wall scraper in left field that helped the Yankees ultimately get the win tonight.
The Yankees have taken the series from the Houston Astros and after an off-day tomorrow will welcome the Oakland Athletics into Yankee Stadium for a three game set beginning Friday night. AJ Griffin will pitch for the A's while CC Sabathia will get the ball for the Yankees. The A's have struggled since their hot start and the Yankees will try to take advantage of that.