In what's sure to be a long day at Yankee Stadium, New York took game one of the originally scheduled part of the doubleheader by the score of 8-3.
The scoring opened in the bottom of the third when Brett Gardner knocked home Chris Dickerson and Francisco Cervelli on a single to left field to put New York up 2-0.
After allowing back-to-back singles to open the fourth, Bartolo Colon allowed two RBI groundouts to even the score 2-2.
Nick Swisher provided the fireworks, hitting his thirteenth of the year and giving the Yankees a 4-2 lead they would never give up. Cervelli drove Eric Chavez home to extend the lead 5-2.
Chavez, Jorge Posada and Dickerson would all drive home runs on two singles and a groundout to make the game 8-2.
Colon pitched five innings, allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six. Corey Wade's only mistake in three innings of pitching was a home run to Mark Reynolds that ended the scoring.
Boone "LOOGY" Logan came on in the ninth to close the door on the win.
The Yankees and Orioles play at 7:05pm tonight in game two of the doubleheader. Game Thread will be up after Preview. I figure we'll see Rafael Soriano at some point tonight as well as Derek Jeter playing.