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New York Yankees 9, Houston Astros 5: How Grand It Is

The Yankees completed a sweep of the Astros today - with permission from Francisco Cervelli,of course - thanks mainly to a grand slam by Jorge Posada. Posada's slam made it 7-1 game and took the Astros basically out of it. If you forgot, Posada also hit a grand slam in yesterday's game, making him the first Yankee to hit grand slams in back to back games since Bill Dickey in 1937.

Chad Huffman got his first major league hit in the on an infield single to short in the first. Huffman's parents were in attendance and cheering for him throughout the game. Huffman really showed hustle - that's something I like to see.

Phil Hughes pitched very well up until the sixth when he gave up a two-run homer to Kevin Cash. Hughes' stat line does not look impressive, but he got the job done, and is now 9-1.

This win was the Yankees 40th of the season, and this comes earlier than last season when it happened in late June. Also interesting is that Pinstripe Alley seemed to agree that we were looking forward to this and most of the things listed haven't worked out. Pretty impressive. 

Also, it should not be forgotten that Ramiro Pena got a clutch two-run single in the bottom of the fourth (followed by a Robinson Cano homer in the same inning).

Play of the Game: Ramiro Pena's two-run single.

Comment of the Game: I'mGivingYouARaise's comment about Mexican Joba