Yesterday morning, Brett Gardner and Chase Headley made it clear that the team needed to start scoring runs, even going as far as holding a meeting prior to yesterday’s 3-0 victory against the Houston Astros. It seemed the rest of the offense took something valuable away from the meeting as they fought back with four unanswered runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
After being down 3-0, the Yankees scored two runs in the third inning on a Martin Prado two-run shot. They later scored in the fifth on a game tying RBI double by Jacoby Ellsbury and the final blow was delivered by Martin Prado in the ninth inning on a RBI single, scoring Ichiro Suzuki from first and earning himself his first walk-off Gatorade shower in pinstripes.
Shane Greene had a rough first inning, giving up three runs before he recorded an out. However, he was able to get himself together and kept the White Sox off the scoreboard in his last four innings of work. Shawn Kelley had a scoreless 1.1 innings of work, Dellin Betances had a scoreless 1.2 innings of work and David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth, notching his 500th career strikeout and the win.
— The Yankees will come back tomorrow and will play a matinee game against the White Sox. Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound for the Yankees. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.