August 30, 2009

Yankees complete sweep of White Sox

The Yankees (82-48) beat the White Sox (64-67) 8-3 for the sweep, and to end the short homestand at 4-2. Mark Teixeira’s three-run homer in the seventh gave him 101 RBIs on the season, marking the sixth straight year with 30 HRs and 100 RBIs.

Quick ‘Cap:
Johnny Damon’s two-run homer in the third made it 3-2, and it stayed that way until the seventh. Melky Cabrera doubled in a run, Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a sac fly and Teixeira blasted his 32nd homer of the season.

Joba Chamberlain pitched the first three innings in 35 pitches, but was still yanked early to preserve him down the road. Alfredo Aceves was lights out in relief for three innings, earning his ninth win of the year. Full box score here.

I was surprised to see Joba leave so early. He could have finished five in 50 pitches to earn the win. Also, looks like Aceves is back. After three terrible outings in a row, he’s only allowed two hits in his last four innings.

Line of the Day:
Derek Jeter: 2-for-3, 3 R, BB. Machine?

Up Next:
The Yankees are off to Baltimore for three games starting tomorrow, and then end the road trip with four in Toronto.

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