Heading into the 10th inning, the New York Yankees were trying to pick up David Robertson after he blew the save in the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon.
The inning started out slowly with Martin Prado and Mark Teixeira striking out to Jake Petricka, but then Carlos Beltran doubled to left field and Petricka intentionally walked Chase Headley, setting up first and second with two outs and originally, would have been Francisco Cervelli hitting.
But instead, Joe Girardi sent up a pinch hitter, as Brian McCann came up for Cervelli, worked the count to 3-2 and then sent an inside pitch over the right field wall for a walk-off, three-run home run and the Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-4 and swept the weekend series. With the win, the Yankees had now won four in a row.
For McCann, it was his 15th homer of the season and now has 54 RBI on the season while hitting .235. McCann is in the first year of a five-year, $85 million deal and despite some struggles in his first year with the Yankees, has still shown a ton of power behind the plate.
- Be sure to like Yankees 101 on Facebook, follow Yankees 101 on Twitter& +1 Yankees 101 on Google+
- Be sure to “like” Sports Media 101 on Facebook and to follow Sports Media 101 on Twitter
- Subscribe to Sports Media 101 using Google Current
Seeing your team play in the SuperBowl is priceless. Watching the SuperBowl live in the stands for $1 per week is beyond priceless. Find out how at TicketScore.com, the future of Championship Tickets. Tags: Baseball, Brian McCann, Chicago White Sox, MLB, New York, New York Yankees
Short URL: http://sport-ne.ws/1ewg