8/6 – Yankees vs. Red Sox
Hello from Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees and the Red Sox will open a four-game weekend wraparound series tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET. Clay Buchholz and Javier Vazquez are your starting pitchers, and tonight’s game – No. 108 for the Yankees – can be seen on My9 and the MLB Network.
- IN SAFE KEEPING: The Yankees are 58-0 this season when leading at the end of the eighth inning…marks the best such record in the Majors and are one of only three teams without a loss after leading the game at the end of the eighth – also Kansas City (36-0) and Oakland (46-0).
- OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT: The Yankees have hit a two-run home run in each of their last three games and four of their last six contests…have scored in the first inning in eight of their last 10 home games…the Yankees are 38-13 this season when scoring the game’s first run.
- THE CAPTAIN MARCHES ON: SS Derek Jeter recorded his 35th career four-hit game in Wednesday’s win vs. Toronto, surpassing Bernie Williams (34) for the fourth-most in franchise history behind Lou Gehrig (53), Earle Combs (37) and Bill Dickey (36)…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, his 4-for-4 effort on Wednesday marked his ninth career “perfect day” at the plate in a game of at least four at-bats, breaking a tie with Thurman Munson for the most such games by any Yankees player over the last 75 seasons since 1936.