The Yankees were hoping keep the momentum going after winning in the 9th and 10th inning during yesterday’s 4-3 victory. With help from Masahiro Tanaka and Derek Jeter, the Yankees salvaged a series split, winning 7-1 over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.
The Yankees scored four runs in the second inning on a two-run single by Brett Gardner, a fly ball single by Derek Jeter, and a SAC fly by Jacoby Ellsbury. The Yankees added another run in the fourth when Jeter tripled and scored on wild pitch went to the backstop. Jeter’s bat struck once again in the sixth, hitting an RBI single to score Alfonso Soriano. Brian Roberts delivered the final blow for the Yankees in the 8th inning, hitting a solo shot to right field, in almost the exact same spot as Jacoby Ellsbury’s home run one day prior.
Masahiro Tanaka was hoping to bounce back from getting his first loss against the Chicago Cubs and he did just that, going 6.2 innings while giving up one run on five hits and striking out six, lowering his ERA to 2.29. Adam Warren and Matt Daley each relieved Tanaka, pitching one scoreless inning apiece.
– The Yankees are finally leaving Chicago and are making the trip to St. Louis to play the Cardinals in a three game set. Chase Whitley will take the mound for the Yankees while Michael Wacha will oppose for the Cardinals. First pitch will be at 4:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.