For the first eight innings, the Yankees looked absolutely lifeless against John Danks and the Chicago White Sox, only mustering one hit, a Mark Teixeira double. However, everything changed with two outs in the 9th inning when the Yankees rallied for three runs and took the lead in the 10th, securing a 4-3 victory at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.
The Yankees bats woke up with two outs in the ninth inning when Jacoby Ellsbury singled and Alfonso Soriano doubled following a Mark Teixeira strikeout. Yangervis Solarte followed with an RBI single and Brian McCann, who was pinch-hitting for John Ryan Murphy, added to the rally by dunking an RBI single into shallow left-center, scoring Solarte. The Yankees were able to score the fourth and final run on a Jacoby Ellsbury home run in the 10th inning.
Vidal Nuno gave the Yankees a quality start, going seven innings while giving up three runs on nine hits and striking out five. Matt Daley faced two batters and retired them both, Matt Thornton retired his batter, Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless inning and David Robertson, who was looking for redemption after blowing the save last night, pitched a scoreless inning and earned his 10th save of the season.
– The Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound with hopes of evening the series with the White Sox before making the trip to St. Louis. First pitch will be at 2:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.