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Game 77: Yankees vs. White Sox

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Yankees lineup

1. Derek Jeter SS

2. Curtis Granderson CF

3. Alex Rodriguez 3B

4. Robinson Cano 2B

5. Mark Teixeira 1B

6. Nick Swisher DH

7. Raul Ibanez RF

8. Russell Martin C

9. Dewayne Wise LF

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

White Sox lineup

1. Alejandro De Aza CF

2. Kevin Youkilis 3B

3. Adam Dunn 1B

4. Paul Konerko DH

5. Alex Rios RF

6. Dayan Viciedo LF

7. Alexei Ramirez SS

8. Tyler Flowers C

9. Gordon Beckham 2B

Jake Peavy RHP


TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Umpires: Jeff Kellogg HP, Eric Cooper 1B, Marty Foster 2B, Tim Timmons 3B

Weather: Sunny


Streaking Sox: The Central-leading White Sox have won the first two games of this series, four in a row and six of seven.

Peavy v. Yankees: Jake Peavy is 0-3 with a 3.71 ERA in three career starts against the Yankees.

No June swoon: If the Yankees can win this June finale, it will become their second calendar month with at least 20 wins since 2004.

Homer happy: The Yankees have hit their most homers ever through 76 games, a major-league-leading 119.

Update, 1:21: Shaky two-single, one-walk first for Kuroda, but he comes through unscathed.

Update, 1:26: Granderson turns on a 1-0 fastball and sends it to the first row of the second deck, 1-0. No. 23 on the season.

Update, 1:49: Any offense from Wise is a bonus, and the Yankees got a bonus with that RBI double to right-center, 2-0 after two.

Update, 1:59: Kuroda has looked sharp the last two innings, good off-speed stuff, six up, six down.

Update, 2:14: Kuroda mowing down the Sox, striking out the side in the fourth, now seven Ks.

Update, 2:20: Peavy has allowed two runs and five hits after a 1-2-3 fourth.

Update, 2:27: Kuroda has retired 13 in a row, fourth straight 1-2-3 innings. Girardi talked about the improvement in his slider and splitter before the game.

Update, 2:30: Wise to the second deck in right, 3-0. He can pitch, field and occasionally hit.

Update, 2:31: Peavy must have been upset allowing that homer. He throws behind the next batter, Jeter, and hits him, looked like in the right hamstring.

Update, 2:40: Kuroda hits Youkilis in the left elbow, but he does stand practically on top of the plate.

Update, 2:44: Kuroda strands Youkilis at second, although his streak of 15 straight batters retired is over.

Update, 2:46: Cano hits No. 19, second deck in right, third homer up there this game by the Yankees.

Update, 3:00: Kuroda picks up strikeout No. 11 on pitch No. 107, no runs and three singles through seven for him.

Update, 3:05: Single, double, homer now for Wise. Three hits tie his career high.

Update, 3:07: Robertson takes the eighth.

Update, 3:15: Robertson, who really hadn’t looked like his old self after returning from the injury, just looked like his old self. He fanned two in a 1-2-3 inning. And the velocity was there, 94 mph on that last pitch.

Update, 3:23: Fast game, Logan on to start the ninth.

Update, 3:30: Logan walks Dunn with one out, Girardi walks out to bring in Soriano.

Update, 3:35: Yankees win 4-0, combined three-hitter, two hours, 25 minutes.