Seven Innings Are Enough for Another Yankee Win

July 19, 2012 12:00 AM

Seven Innings Are Enough for Another Yankee Win

" Baseball is a game obsessed with numbers and, as such, there is almost always a team or player closing in on setting some kind of record.

The Yankees entered Wednesday's game in just such a position. They had scored three or more runs in 41 straight games, nearing the 1994 Indians' record for 48 straight games pulling that off and already holding the Yankees franchise record in that metric. 

It took them exactly three batters to extend the streak to 42 games. Derek Jeter doubled, Nick Swisher singled and Mark Teixeira homered off Jays starter Ricky Romero to secure the three runs needed to keep that record going and all but ensure the Yankees of a sweep of their series with the Blue Jays.

The Yankees would add another run in the first inning, on their way to a 6-0 win. That gives them 10 straight games with more than five runs, eight shy of the record, set by the 1950 Red Sox, on that front. 

All the historic scoring gets the headlines, but Hiroki Kuroda could have gotten by with far less run support than the team provided "

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