W: A.J. Burnett (8-6)
L: Shaun Marcum (7-3)
S: Mariano Rivera (20)
HR: Martin (10), Posada (9)
MVP: Ryan Braun (+.155)
LVP: Corey Hart (-.178)
Well I guess I got my wish. This game wasn't quite as painful as yesterday. But it was painful nonetheless.
Thing started off well enough. The Brewers got on the board first when Ryan Braun singled to drive in Nyjer Morgan, giving the Crew a 1-0 lead. The hit was extended Braun's hitting streak to a career-high 19 games. The Crew held that lead for next three innings, although the Yankees where knocking at the door the entire time.
And they blew that door down in the fourth inning. The Yankees scored a single tally on a Nick Swisher single to drive in Robinson Cano before Marcum could even record an out in the fourth inning. The next two batters reached to set the table for Russell Martin, who then hit a three-run homer, giving the Yankees a 4-1 lead.
The Crew got one back in the sixth, but the Yankees answered right back with a run in the bottom of the sixth on a Jorge Posada instant-replay-reviewed home run. That was all the Yanks needed. The Brewers briefly threatened in the eighth when they had two on with one out, but Corey Hart struck out to end the threat.
Mariano Rivera came on in the ninth and retired the side in order.