Tonight was a special night at Yankee Stadium as George Steinbrenner was honored before the game with a huge monument in center field and their center fielder blasted two home runs in an 8-6 victory over the Rays.

Here are some highlights:

  • Ivan Nova was impressive through five innings, but ran into trouble in the sixth when he gave up three runs on two hits, a walk, an error, and a double play. His overall line: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR.
  • Curtis Granderson provided most of the offense as he went 2-for-3 with 2 homers, 5 RBI’s, and a pair of walks.
  • Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher had 2 hits each, Francisco Cervelli had 3.
  • Boone Logan struggled during his appearance.
  • Chad Gaudin walked in a run, got a fly ball out, and a win. That’s literally all he did and he got a win, some stat.
  • David Robertson and Mariano Rivera continue their recent struggles, each allowed a run, but ultimately it didn’t matter.
  • The Yankees own Matt Garza this year. Coming into this game he had a 7.71 ERA against them in 2 starts. Tonight he gave up 5 earned runs in 5 innings.

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