Yankees vs. White Sox Post Game Recap 8/21
The New York Yankees lost to the Chicago White Sox for a second straight game, losing by a score of 7-3. The Yankees despite having a great home stand have seen their division lead shrink, as the Tampa Bay Rays are coming up in the rear view mirror quick only trailing by 4 games.
Ivan Nova had a tough time against a good White Sox lineup losing his 7th game of the season. Nova pitched six innings allowing seven hits, two walks, six earned runs, and struck out three. The big blow to the Yankees and Nova was done by Kevin Youkilis who hit a grand slam in the 5th inning to break a 2-2 tie at the time.
Derek Lowe pitched the final two innings for the Yankees allowing five hits, one walk, one run, as Lowe was able to keep the White Sox from really blowing the game open.
Derek Jeter after a milestone breaking night wasted little time moving up the hits leader board passing Eddie Murray for 11th all-time with a leadoff homerun for his 12th of the season. The 1st inning homerun also tied Jeter with his former manager Joe Torre at 252 career homeruns. Pete Rose was but on notice too, as Jeter is now exactly 1,000 hits away from Rose.
Russell Martin was able to have a good game going 2 for 4 hitting his 14th homerun of the season in the 7th inning.
Robinson Cano who was once an MVP candidate has hit a rough patch at a very bad time. Cano went 0 for 4 against the White Sox, and is now batting only .302 for the season.
The Yankees will look to try and avoid the sweep in Chicago, as Phil Hughes (12-10, 4.23) will face Cy Young hopeful Chris Sale (14-4, 2.72).