You knew it had to happen eventually. The Yankees in the first two games of their weekend series with the Cubs scored a combined five runs and hit no homeruns. That all changed Sunday. The Yankee offense scored ten runs and it took one batter to end their homerless streak when Brett Gardner lead off the game with a bomb to the bleachers.
The Cubs would answer the Yankees early run. They scored one in the bottom of the first and then took the lead in the third thanks to a three-run homer by Alfonso Soriano. The Cubs wouldn’t score again as the Yankees won the finale 10-4.
Randy Wells started for the Cubs but didn’t figure in on the decision. Wells went six innings and allowed four runs on five hits. The bullpen couldn’t keep things close as four relievers gave up six runs over the final three innings.
CC Sabathia got the win for the Yankees Sunday. Sabathia rebounded from a shaky start to go seven innings and gave up four runs on eight hits. The lefty improved to 9-4 on the season.
Sunday’s crowd was the largest ever at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs will now head South. The South Side that is. The Cubs and White Sox will start the Crosstown Classic Monday at US Cellular Field.