1:05 PM ET, August 25, 2011
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- In nearly a century of storied slugging, the Bronx Bombers had never put on a show quite like this. Nobody had, in fact.The New York Yankees became the first team in major league history to hit three grand slams in a game, with Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson connecting Thursday in a wet, wild 22-9 romp over the Oakland Athletics.
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Jeter lined a leadoff triple in the first and scored -- he passed Rickey Henderson for 21st place on the career hits list with 3,056 and edged past Jimmie Foxx for 20th on the runs list with 1,752. ... Cano singled his first time up, extending his hitting streak to 16 games. ... A's catcher Anthony Recker made his big league debut and went 0-for-4, striking out three times and drawing a walk. ... The Yankees are scheduled to open a five-game, four-day series in Baltimore on Friday. A.J. Burnett (9-10, 4.96 ERA) is to oppose Baltimore's Tommy Hunter (2-2, 4.95). ... Gio Gonzalez (10-11, 3.24) is set to start Friday night for the A's at Fenway Park. He is 2-5 with a 5.31 ERA since the All-Star break. Tim Wakefield (6-5, 4.97) will make his sixth try for his 200th career win.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 6-3 (as of Thu 8/25)|
|Mon 5/30||NYY 5, @OAK 0||Recap|
|Tue 5/31||NYY 10, @OAK 3||Recap|
|Wed 6/1||NYY 4, @OAK 2||Recap|
|Fri 7/22||@NYY 17, OAK 7||Recap|
|Sat 7/23||OAK 4, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Sun 7/24||@NYY 7, OAK 5||Recap|
|Tue 8/23||OAK 6, @NYY 5||Recap|
|Wed 8/24||OAK 6, @NYY 4||Recap|
|» Thu 8/25||@NYY 22, OAK 9||Box Score|
|Complete Schedule: Athletics | Yankees|
|1st||H Matsui hit sacrifice fly to center, J Weeks scored.||1||0|
|1st||M Teixeira grounded out to second, D Jeter scored.||1||1|
|2nd||C Pennington doubled to right, D DeJesus scored.||2||1|
|3rd||J Willingham singled to shallow left, J Weeks scored, H Matsui to second.||3||1|
|3rd||D DeJesus singled to right, H Matsui scored, J Willingham to third.||4||1|
|3rd||C Pennington homered to right (381 feet), J Willingham and D DeJesus scored.||7||1|
|4th||R Martin homered to right (349 feet).||7||2|
|5th||R Cano homered to right (379 feet), D Jeter, C Granderson and A Rodriguez scored.||7||6|
|6th||R Martin homered to right (380 feet), C Granderson, A Rodriguez and N Swisher scored.||7||10|
|7th||R Cano hit sacrifice fly to center, C Granderson scored, M Teixeira to third.||7||11|
|7th||R Martin singled to shallow right, M Teixeira scored, A Rodriguez to third, N Swisher to second.||7||12|
|7th||E Nunez grounded into fielder's choice to second, A Rodriguez scored, R Martin out at second, N Swisher to third.||7||13|
|7th||D Jeter walked, N Swisher scored, E Nunez to third, B Gardner to second.||7||14|
|7th||C Granderson reached on infield single to first, E Nunez scored, B Gardner to third, D Jeter to second.||7||15|
|7th||M Teixeira walked, B Gardner scored, D Jeter to third, C Granderson to second.||7||16|
|8th||S Sizemore homered to right (341 feet).||8||16|
|8th||B Gardner singled to right, F Cervelli scored, R Martin to third, E Nunez to second.||8||17|
|8th||C Granderson homered to right center (396 feet), R Martin, E Nunez and B Gardner scored.||8||21|
|8th||A Jones homered to left (431 feet).||8||22|
|9th||B Allen doubled to left, J Willingham scored.||9||22|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, New York, NY|
|Attendance||46,369 (94.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||75 degrees, rain|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Cory Blaser|
The Yankees are the 6th team to have 3 players with 5+ RBI in a game. The last teams to do it were the Rangers and Expos in 1996. It is the first time the Yankees have done it.
From Elias: This was the first time that a team scored 4 or more runs in 4 straight innings since the Phillies did it in a 18-1 win in Denver on May 30, 1993 (5-4-4-5 from the fifth through eighth innings). This is the first time the Yankees have done that in team history.
From Elias: The Yankees are the 1st team in MLB history to hit 3 grand slams in one game. It is the 4th time they have hit at least 2 in one game.
From Elias: The Yankees 22-9 win is the first 22-9 final score in MLB since July 8, 1902. The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Boston Americans 22-9 that day.
The Athletics issued 13 walks and allowed 22 runs and 21 hits vs the Yankees on Thursday afternoon. The last team to allow 22 runs, 21 hits and issue 13 walks in a single game was the Boston Red Sox on July 7, 1923 at the Cleveland Indians. That game, the Red Sox issued 14 walks while allowing 24 hits and 27 runs in a 27-3 loss. And in what had to be an agonizingly long day at the ballpark, this was the first game of a doubleheader, which the Indians swept with an 8-5 win in the 2nd game.
The last time the Yankees scored 22 runs in a home game was the 2nd game of a doubleheader on July 26, 1931. Babe Ruth batted 3rd and Lou Gehrig batted cleanup for the Yankees that day. Ruth was 1-1 with 3 walks and Gehrig was 1-5 with 4 RBI. Nobody hit a HR for the Yankees that day.
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