Vernon Wells got three hits against his former team today.
New York Yankees 5 — Toronto Blue Jays 3 (11 innings)
A two-run error is the difference in today’s 5-3 win in 11 innings over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Vernon Wells appears to have found inspiration in the boo’s echoed through the Rogers Centre. It might have been the .447 (21 for 44) batting average against Toronto starter Mark Buehrle, but Wells went deep for the second game in a row. His fifth home run of the season came in the second inning and put the Yankees ahead. He is currently hitting to a .500 (5 for 10) batting average in this series.
Kevin Youkilis has not had such success against Mark Buehrle though. In 19 at-bats, Youkilis had three hits (.158 average). It didn’t appear he figured out Buehrle in his first two at-bats as he would strikeout in both. So in the fifth inning, after a single and a double put runners on second and third with hot-hitting, left-handed Robinson Cano at the plate, it would seem to make ...