Next stop, Boston.
Phil Hughes didn’t exactly cement his spot in the Yankees rotation with his latest performance, but thanks to Curtis Granderson, the Yankees are rolling into Fenway Park Friday afternoon on a high note after the center fielder erupted for three homers during his 5-for-5 night as the Yankees rallied from a four-run deficit for a 7-6 victory over the Twins and a split of the four-game series.
Granderson went deep in his first three at-bats to become the first Yankee with a three-homer game at the new Yankee Stadium and become the 20th Yankee all-time to hit at least three homers in a regular-season game.
“It was quite a performance, four RBI as well,” Joe Girardi said. “What he did today is a special day, and they don’t happen very often so he should cherish it.”