The Yankees were trailing 2-0 in the 9th inning, almost sending Jeff Samardzija to his first win of the 2014 season. Instead, the Yankees rallied in the bottom of the ninth, scored the tying run on an errant throw by Darwin Barney and scored the winnings run in the 13th to give the Yankees a 4-2 victory and a series split against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.
The Yankees entered the ninth inning with Hector Rondon on the mound and the Yanks down by two. Mark Teixeira singled, Brian McCann walked and Yangervis Solarte singled to load the bases. Ichiro Suzuki was at the plate and he grounded into a force out, but Darwin Barney threw the ball to the tarp along the first base line, allowing two runs to score. The Yankees were held scoreless until the 13th inning, when Brendan Ryan singled and Yangervis Solarte walked, putting Preston Claiborne in a situation to lay down the perfect SAC bunt. While John Ryan Murphy was at the plate, a wild pitch went to the backstop, scoring Ryan. A pitch later, Murphy hit a fly ball that dunked in for a hit, scoring Solarte and giving the Yankees an insurance run.
With a 13 inning game, it was easy to forget Chase Whitley started the game, going 4.1 innings, giving up one run on six hits against the Cubs. Dellin Betances entered pitching 1.2 innings while notching three strikeouts, Adam Warren pitched an inning, giving up a run in his shaky outing, Alfredo Aceves pitched a scoreless inning, Matt Daley pitch a scoreless inning and two thirds, Matt Thornton pitched two thirds of an inning and Preston Claiborne pitched 1.2 innings…and had a SAC bunt at the plate. David Robertson closed the game and notched his ninth save of the season, making Robertson perfect in nine save attempts.
– The Yankees stay in Chicago, but this time they face Robin Ventura‘s Chicago White Sox. David Phelps will get the start for the Yankees and Chris Sale, who is coming off the disabled list, will make the start for the White Sox. First pitch is at 8:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.