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Watch: Brian Roberts Hits 1st Home Run of 2014 in 9th Inning; Lifts New York Yankees to 4-3 Win Over Angels

May 7th, 2014 at 2:42 AM
By Doug Rush

Brian Roberts was starting to look like the guy who used to used to terrorize the New York Yankees while on the Baltimore Orioles.

In the fifth inning, Brian Roberts' RBI single got the Yankees on the board and pulled them within one run at 2-1 against the Los Angeles Angels. But Roberts big hit for the Yankees didn't come until the top of the ninth inning.

With Angels closer Ernesto Frieri on the mound, Roberts swung at the first pitch and drilled a 94-mile-an-hour fastball into the right field seats and the Yankees took a 4-3 lead. David Robertson got the save in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Yankees held on to win the game 4-3.

The home run for Roberts was his first of the 2014 season and his first as a member of the Yankees and it came at a time where the Yankees needed the hit the most; especially after losing two out of three to the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend and losing the night before to the Angels the way the eighth inning went down.

Roberts, who is now hitting 7-for-14 in his last couple of games, has bumped his batting average up to .250, which might not seem like much, but a week ago, Roberts was hitting just .213, so Roberts is clearly swinging a much better bat in the first week of May.

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