09/12: Burnett Plagued By Long Ball, Yankees Lose 7-3
Posted by: Andrew
Burnett allowed those six runs over seven innings, striking out four and walking two while throwing 108 pitches. Josh Towers pitched the final two innings for the Yankees, allowing three hits and one run.
The Yankees couldn't put together much offensively against starter Brian Matusz, as he only allowed four hits in seven innings. The Yankees actually held a 1-0 in the first, after Derek Jeter singled, stole second, took third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Mark Teixeira's sacrifice fly.
But that was the only run they would score until the ninth inning when Melky Cabrera had an RBI double and Jorge Posada hit an RBI single.
In addition to Roberts' grand slam, he also singled, doubled and walked.
CC Sabathia goes for New York tomorrow afternoon, as the Yankees look to avoid a home sweep at the hands of Baltimore.
Recap records: Seamus: 42–23, Patrick: 38–18, Andrew: 11–11
Andrew Fletcher regularly blogs about the Yankees at Scott Proctor's Arm.