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Game 124: Yankees at White Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Aug 22, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (72-51)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Andruw Jones DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C
Casey McGehee 3B
Ichiro Suzuki LF

RHP Phil Hughes (12-10, 4.23)
Hughes vs. White Sox

WHITE SOX (67-55)
Dewayne Wise CF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Adam Dunn 1B
Paul Konerko DH
Alex Rios RF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Dayan Viciedo LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Gordon Beckham 2B

LHP Chris Sale (14-4, 2.72)
Sale vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:10 p.m., YES Network and ESPN2

WEATHER: Another nice night in Chicago. Comfortable with a clear sky and a light breeze.

UMPIRES: HP Mike Muchlinski, 1B Bill Welke, 2B Tim Tschida, 3B Jeff Nelson

IN CLOSING: The Yankees are 25-14 in series finales and?have won 10 of their last 12 finales on the road.

SWEPT AWAY: The Yankees are looking to avoid being swept for the fourth time this season, which would match their total from last year. All three of their previous sweeps have come on the road. The Yankees?have not suffered a series sweep of at least three games by the White Sox since a four-game sweep June 15-18, 2000 at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees and have not been swept in Chicago in a series of at least three games since August 6-8, 199 in their second-ever series at U.S. Cellular Field.

THE CAPTAIN: Derek Jeter hit his fifth leadoff homer of the season last night. It was the 29th of his career, extending his franchise record. This year’s total?matches his most leadoff homers in a season (he also had five in 2005). It?was the fifth time he has homered on the first pitch of a game (second this season, also June 2 at Detroit off Justin Verlander). Jeter is batting .396 when leading off in the first inning.\

UPDATE, 8:43 p.m.: Hughes struggled through the first inning — getting out of it thanks to a nice play by Teixeira — but he breezed through the second inning to keep this game scoreless.

UPDATE, 8:47 p.m.: I only saw one replay of that pitch. Hard to tell whether that ball actually hit Ichiro’s bat, but that’s the call. I guess Girardi and Ichiro were arguing that it hit his hand?

UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: Regardless of whether Wise was safe on the play — I think he should have been out — his bunt moved the runner to third base and the sac fly brought the runner home. It’s a 1-0 Red Sox lead in the third.

UPDATE, 9:41 p.m.: That’s three straight games with a home run for Jeter. His solo shot has tied the game at 1 on the sixth.

UPDATE, 9:53 p.m.: Another home run of Hughes, who gives up a bunch of them. This one was a solo shot by Rios to put the White Sox back in front 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth.




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