Yankees escalate lead to 7-2, knock Jim Johnson out of game

Goodness. There's just blood and feathers everywhere.

After that Russell Martin homer led off the ninth, Jim Johnson could only retire one batter (A-Rod swinging) as Raul Ibañez singled, Derek Jeter poked one through the right side on a hit and run, and Ichiro squibbed a tiny grounder that Johnson couldn't get to in time, scoring a run. Robinson Cano knocked a double into the left field corner, scoring two more, and that was all for Johnson in the game.

A Nick Swisher sac fly off Tommy Hunter added on another point and Baltimore hit a nadir in feelings for the night. That's ... that's just a brutal way to finish an excellent game for everybody.

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