The big blow in the New York Yankeesâ€™ stirring 13-7 victory over visiting Cleveland on August 5, 2016, wasÂ Starlin Castroâ€˜s grand slam offÂ Josh Tomlin, highlighting a five-run home third. But the remarkable thing about this one was all the tack-on runs the Bombers added along the way, including two-run rallies in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings. First basemanÂ Mark Teixeira, who had earlier in the day announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season, had two hits and scored twice. In one of their more popular promos in recent years, this one took place on Star Wars Night in Yankee Stadium.Â Aaron HicksÂ andÂ Brett GardnerÂ went yard back to back in the seventh.
On a first-ever â€œPhoto Dayâ€ in the Bronx, on this day in 2012, legions of Yankee season ticket holders got to assemble along the Yankee Stadium warning track before the Sunday afternoon game and meet and greet all the Yankee players, a time where I got to have a several-minute conversation withÂ Alex Rodriguez, who unfortunately became persona non grata in the game in 2013. His tide thankfully turned in 2015. In the game that followed, the Bombers outscored the Mariners 6-2 on threeÂ Raul IbanezÂ rbiâ€™s and three runs scored byÂ Chris Stewart.
On August 4, 1905, the Yankees swept the visiting Browns, 3-1 and 6-5, as first basemanÂ Hal ChaseÂ set a record with 38 putouts.
It may sound impressive that fully six one-time Yankee players were born on August 4, but you should take into account that among them they only played 131 regular-season games for the BombersÂ Â They are: first basemanÂ John OlerudÂ (1968); lefthanderÂ Jerry NielsenÂ (1966); righthandersÂ Ben HellerÂ (1991),Â Sam GibsonÂ (1899), andÂ Doc AdkinsÂ (1872), and infielder/outfielderÂ Eric HinskeÂ (1977) .