Posted March 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
Brennan Boesch and Melky Mesa hit home runs and the New York Yankees closed their preseason with a 10-5 victory over Army on Saturday in the revival of an old tradition. The Yankees improved to 22-0 against the Black Knights in a series that dates to 1927, when Babe Ruth led Murderers Row to West Point. Before the game, the team took a tour of the campus, making stops at the Hall of Fame, Cadet Chapel, Michie Stadium, and Trophy Point before eating lunch in the mess hall. General manager Brian Cashman said the roster was complete for Monday's home opener against the Boston Red Sox. He said he still had to make room for Lyle Overbay, and that had to be done by 3 p.m. EDT Sunday. It was difficult to figure out who was more impressed - the Yankees or the Black Knights - on a picture-perfect day. An overflow crowd of over 6,000 attended. The teams hadn't played since 1976.
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