Lackey pitched big in jams
The Yankees had a shot to put a big number on John Lackey in the fifth when Francisco Cervelli singled, Brett Gardner was hit by a pitch and Derek Jeter singled home Cervelli. But Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira struck out and Robinson Cano grounded out to end the inning with the Yankees trailing 7-3.
“He got out of a big jam,’’ Teixeira said of Lackey, who also faced a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the fourth and got Nick Swisher to hit into a double play. “He’s one of those guys who doesn’t give in.’’