August 29, 2009

Yanks dispose of White Sox in 10-0 rout

Four runs in the second and fourth innings propelled the Yankees (81-48) over the White Sox (64-66) to a 10-0 win. Sergio Mitre made his best start as a Yankee, and only allowed one hit before leaving the game with a bruised forearm in the seventh inning.

Quick ‘Cap:
Jerry Hairston Jr. and Johnny Damon each had two-run doubles in the second inning off ex-Yankee starter Jose Contreras. Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano each tallied three hits to lead the team, and Alex Rodriguez hit the only homer of the game in the eighth inning, his 23rd of the season.

Mitre carried a perfect game into the fifth inning, and the frame started off with a diving play by Alex Rodriguez. But Jim Thome broke it up with a hard double past a diving Mark Teixeira. Mitre continued into the seventh, but walked the first hitter and then took a line drive off his right forearm. He made the play at first, but he had to leave the game for x-rays. Full box score here.

Every starter scored a run, which is pretty impressive considering only 10 runs were scored. Mitre has switched his nickname from “Meat-tray” to “Surging Sergio” over his last two starts, allowing just one run in 11-2/3 innings.

Line of the Night:
Chad Gaudin: 2-2/3 IP, zeroes, BB, 4 K. Easily his best appearance for the Yankees, and it came in relief. Go figure.

Up Next:
The Yankees will look for the sweep tomorrow. Same time, same place, but different pitchers. Freddy Garcia (0-1, 6.75) vs. Joba Chamberlain (8-4, 4.34).

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