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Kurt Blast in 3rd, Cust Out in Tenth, Yanks Still Bag the Golden Giese and Walk Off the Melky Way in 14th


Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009, Yankee Stadium: Despite Kurt Suzuki’s home run blast in the 3rd inning and heroics by Jack Cust of the Athletics, the Yankees won Wednesday, with a walk-off homer by Melky Cabrera in the 14th inning of a long, cold game.  Derek Jeter threw home on an infield grounder, but a run scored because no one was home; Posada had wandered away to back up first base.  The one who made it to first was Cust, who was later taken out of the game in the tenth for a pinch-hitter, Rajai Davis.

There were two Cabreras in the game, Melky of the Yankees and Orlando of the A’s.  Melky’s walk-off homer in the 14th shot down superb reliever Giese, who had delivered two goose eggs up to that moment, giving the Yankees a 9-7 win. C.C. Sabathia was not at his best, giving up seven runs in less than seven innings.