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When the Yankees traded for Alfonso Soriano, they were hoping to add a little right-handed pop to the middle of the lineup. At 37 years old and with his best baseball behind him, Sori was looked at as only a slight upgrade for a struggling Yankee offense.
Flash forward three weeks later. He’s etched his name in the record books.
Soriano homered twice for the second straight night yesterday in an 11-3 Yankee win and drove in a career-high seven RBI, the most by a Yankee since Alex Rodriguez drove in 10 in 2005, ironically against the Angels. Soriano bested his previous career-mark of six which came just 24 hours earlier – giving him 13 total RBIs over two games.
He became just the third player in MLB history (first in Yankee history) to drive in at least six runs in consecutive contests, joining Rusty Greer (1997) and Geoff Jenkins (2001). To go along with the RBIs, Soriano is 6-for-9 with four home runs and six runs scored over the first three...