Yankees return to win column
February 16. 2013 7:48PM
The Yankees reached the 80-win mark for the fifth time in six seasons under manager Dave Miley with a 6-2 International League win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Allentown.
Brandon Laird's game-winning, two-run single in the top of the seventh helped the Yankees reduce their magic number for winning the IL North Division title to two. Any combination of two wins by the Yankees or losses by the Pawtucket Red Sox clinches the title.
Justin Thomas (2-1) used his longest pitching appearance of the season to get the win for the Yankees (80-57).
Cory Wade retired the last five batters he faced in two scoreless innings for his fifth save.
Lehigh Valley defeated the Yankees, 9-5, Saturday.