The Yankees were held in check by White Sox ace Chris Sale for majority of the night, but the Yankees had their chance to rally in the ninth. Unfortunately, the rally came to an abrupt halt as the Yankees fell to the White Sox 3-2 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.
The Yankees struck out thirteen times in the game, and the offense looked almost lifeless until the ninth inning when Ichiro Suzuki hit a pinch-hit single, Derek Jeter walked and Mark Teixeira hit an RBI base-hit to bring the Yankees within one run. Unfortunately, the Yankees’s rally fell short when Alfonso Soriano struck out on a questionable pitch to end the ball game.
David Phelps took the mound for the Yankees, and gave the Yankees length, going seven innings while giving up only two runs. Alfredo Aceves came in to relieve Phelps in the 8th inning and gave up a run in his inning of work.
— Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound for the Yankees, hoping to even the series at one game apiece. First pitch will be at 8:10 p.m. and the game will air on My9.