Grand Ol' Weekend in the Bronx

I love going around New York and see signs of "Come Home to Yankee Stadium....The Home of Champions". For the Minnesota Twins, they just can't buy a win at the Stadium. It's become a house of horrors for them. This weekend was no different as the Yanks were able to take 2 of 3 from Minny.

Friday night Alex Rodriguez hit a grand slam to give the Yanks the lead in the 7th, one they were able to preserve. The homerun was Alex's 4th on the year and 587th All-Time, passing Frank Robinson for 7th on the All-Time list.

Saturday Andy Pettitte made his return to the rotation and was brillant yet again. 6.1 innings giving up 2 hits and 0 earned runs. He recorded his 5th win of the season,tying Phil Hughes for the team lead.

Sunday was a different story for the Yanks. With a 3-1 lead in the 8th Manager Joe Girardi called on Mariano Rivera to get the final outs. With the bases loaded, Rivera walked Jim Thome making it 3-2 and then Jason Kubel sent a Rivera fastball into the right field seats for a grand slam. The Twins never looked back. It was Rivera's 1st blown save at home in the new Yankee Stadium, 1st at home since August 13, 2007. Even the immortals can human for the day. The blown save also ended Mo's consecutive home saves streak at 51.

The Twins had lost their previous 10 games in the Bronx before Sunday's win. It was a tough loss for the Yanks because you never see Rivera falter as he did, but hey,that's baseball.

Another series win for the Bombers is what's key, especially with Boston coming into town on Monday. The Yanks send Hughes to the mound on Monday night and he's looking to show everyone that his outing in Fenway was no fluke. He's looking for 6th win on the year against a still sluggish Red Sox team,who come in losers of 2 straight and are just a .500 team.

C800 Asks You: What are your expectations from this Yanks-Sox series? Is A-Rod ready to turn the corner offensively? Share your thoughts on The Forum!
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