Bobby Abreu limped off the field in the 12th inning after breaking up a double play. One inning later he shot out of the dugout and celebrated with Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner.
Everyone felt better after the win.
“This was big for us because we’ve been scuffling,” Joe Girardi told reporters. “We’ve been struggling to score runs and maybe this is the game we needed to get us back on the winning track.”
Girardi smiled and said:
“However it comes, it comes.”
It didn’t come easily.
“We left numerous opportunities out there,” Alex Rodriguez said. “I think each one of us is trying to pick each other up, and yeah, it probably weighs on us a little bit. But the important thing is we won the game.”
The Captain agreed.
“At this point, it doesn’t make a difference how it looks,” Derek Jeter said. “We need to get wins.”
There’s another one out there today.