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Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1: Ichiro's Day


Hey! That Ichiro guy had a pretty good day, no?

Following his 3-4 performance in the first game of the doubleheader, Ichiro Suzuki went 4-4 and drove in the go ahead run in the bottom of the eighth to give the Yankees a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays.

Ichiro's game started in the bottom of the second. His single nearly scored Jayson Nix, but Nix was tagged at home. Three batters later, Chris Stewart brought home Casey McGehee, to tie the score at 1. The Blue Jays had taken the lead in the top half of the second. David Phelps walked J.P. Arencibia and Kelly Johnson, and allowed a run on a Adeiny Hechavarria single.

Despite the iffy second, Phelps more than did his job, allowing just the one run in 6.2 innings. The Yankees continued the 2012 Yankees thing to do, as Ricky Romero allowed just the one run in 6 innings, despite allowing seven hits and walking five.

The game remained tied at one until the bottom of the eighth. Curtis Grandersonwalked to start the inning, and was moved over to second on Nix's sacrifice bunt. Granderson stole third during Steve Pearce'sat bat, which ended in a strikeout. Suzuki then continued his big day, by singling home Granderson giving the Yankees the lead for good.

After using seven pitchers in the first game, the Yankees pitching had a big job to do in the second game, and they delivered. As mentioned before, Phelps went 6.2 innings strong, before handing it over to the bullpen. Boone Logan, Cody Eppley, and Rafael Soriano retired the remaining seven batters in order to seal the win, with Soriano and Logan both making their second appearance of the day.

But this day will most likely be remembered for Ichiro. Which fair enough.

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