Russell Martin went 3-for-4 with a grand slam in Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Rays. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first No. 9 batter to record at least three hits and a grand slam for the Yankees since pitcher Spud Chandler on July 2, 1940, at Comiskey Park.
"Really, the last day we had in Detroit [on Sunday], I felt better and backed off the plate a little bit," Martin said. "I felt like I was seeing the ball better and really staying in there. That's the key; I'm just trying to stay in there and stay short to the ball."
Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher has committed to supporting the Wounded Warrior Project to build awareness toward its mission of honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors, with an announcement made at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
On this date in 1934, Yankees left fielder Myril Hoag went 6-for-6 in a 15-3 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Fenway Park. He is one of two Yankees to go 6-for-6 in a single game, later joined by Johnny Damon in 2008.