“I told you in spring training,” said Ayala, who pitched for the Yankees last season. “We have a great bunch of players. There’s no [big] names, but there’s men. We’ve done the little things, scored enough runs to keep us in games. We’re winning the games. I think we’re playing much better. We started slowly in the start of the second half, but now we’re playing some great baseball. I think it’s a great feeling. It’s a great time to do some great things.”
Reynolds led the way offensively with his fourth three-hit game of the year — and his 17th two-homer game of his career. Reynolds’ first homer came in the fifth, a mammoth solo shot to left that landed about 20 rows deep into the outfield bleachers.