The Yankees beat the Orioles last night 5-2. Andy Pettitte got his 16th win of the season and has the statistical chance to get 20 wins this year. [NY Times] I hope he does it.
In the first inning last night "Soriano cracked his 28th homer of the season. It was the 10th leadoff homer for Soriano this season, surpassing the former team record of nine he had shared with Rickey Henderson (1986). For the season, the Yankees have 12 leadoff homers (Derek Jeter has the other two) to tie the major league record held by the 1996 Orioles. Brady Anderson had all 12 of those homers for the Birds." [NY Daily News]
After losing his spot in the rotation, then giving up a home run in relief last night, the beleaguered Jeff Weaver has been optioned to Class A Tampa; Jesse Orosco has been designated for assignment. [Yahoo Sports]
The Yankees claimed lefty reliever Felix Heredia off waivers yesterday from the Cincinnati Reds. [Yahoo Sports]