This day in Yankees history: May 26

A pair of saves for Mo, a CC-Colon showdown and a Jeter milestone on this day
Mariano Rivera notches a pair of saves on this day in 2010.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

2012: CC vs Big Sexy

A year after their reunion as teammates with the Yankees, Bartolo Colon and CC Sabathia go head to head in Oakland. The A’s strike first, but the game is tied, 2-2, in the fourth when Mark Teixeira launches the first of two home runs on the day to give the Yankees their first lead of the game. CC goes on lockdown and doesn't allow another run for the next four innings. Colon surrenders six runs over six innings, and CC allows two over seven for the win. Tex finishes with four hits, including the two homers, and five RBI as the Yankees win, 9-2.

2010: Twin saves in a day for Mo

The Yankees and Twins resume a scoreless game that had been suspended the day before at Target Field. Derek Jeter, the second batter of the day, hits a solo homer off Twins reliever Brian Duensing. That was all the scoring the Yankees needed as David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera combine for four shutout innings.

The regularly scheduled game that evening is tied at two going into the ninth and Nick Swisher hits a two-out, solo homer off Jon Rauch to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Mo then finishes off a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth for his second save of the day.

2006: 2,000 down, 1,465 to go

With a fourth inning, lead-off single off Kansas City’s Scott Elarton, Derek Jeter becomes the eighth Yankees player to reach the 2,000-hit plateau.

2002: Bashing in Beantown

The Yankees smash six home runs against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Alfonso Soriano belts two, Jorge Posada, Jason Giambi, Ron Coomer and Robin Ventura each hit one as the Bombers steamroll Boston, 14-5

1964: Timing is everything

Bobby Richardson hits two harmless triples off the Twins’ Mudcat Grant in the Bronx, but his third hit of the game, a single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, walks the game off for the Yankees, 3-2.