Chase Headley entered Thursday without an extra-base hit in his last 111 at-bats, dating back to Sept. 27 of last season. That streak came to a merciful end in the second inning.
Headley flipped a four-seamer at 93 mph from Ian Kennedy out to left field and snuck it over the wall for a two-run homer to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. The homer was his first since Sept. 12.
Headley actually entered on somewhat of a hot streak, recording a hit and an RBI in each of the last three games.
This continues a recent trend of batters lower in the order making significant contributions.
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