RHP Hiroki Kuroda (8-8, 3.97)
Kuroda vs. White Sox
WHITE SOX (59-69)
Alejandro De Aza LF
Carlos Sanchez 2B
Jose Abreu 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Avisail Garcia RF
Conor Gillaspie 3B
Alexei Ramirez SS
Jordan Danks CF
Adrian Nieto C
RHP Scott Carroll (5-7, 4.99)
Carroll vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m, YES Network (gonna be a bit late because Joe Torre is quite the talker)
WEATHER: Cloudy and windy.
UMPIRES: HP Tom Woodring, 1B Mike Winters, 2B Andy Fletcher, 3B Mike Muchlinski
PREGAME CEREMONY: Today the Yankees honored Joe Torre with a pregame ceremony to retire his No. 6. Torre compiled a 1,173-767-2 (.605) regular season record and a 76-47 (.618) postseason mark as Yankees skipper, leading the club to the playoffs in each year as manager. He?went 21-11 in the World Series, 27-14 in the ALCS and 28-22 in the ALDS with the club. Torre’s regular season wins total is second in club history to only Joe McCarthy, who went 1,460-867 (.627) over 16 seasons from 1931-46.
THREE HIT DAY? Jacoby Ellsbury has 997 career hits, putting him three away from reaching 1,000 for his career.
COMEBACK KIDS: The Yankees have come from behind in 12 of their past 16 wins.
UPDATE, 1:49 p.m.: Just left Joe Torre’s pregame press conference to find the Yankees trailing 1-0 on back-to-back doubles in the second inning. Hiroki Kuroda’s already over 40 pitches and the second inning isn’t over yet.
UPDATE, 1:56 p.m.: So the White Sox get a lead, then promptly walk the leadoff hitter, botch a groundball and throw away a bunt? Yowza. Yankees being given a gift here in the bottom of the second. Bases loaded with no outs and no hard contact.
UPDATE, 2:03 p.m.: Couple of weak ground balls — one for a double play, one to end the inning — but because of the White Sox mistakes, the Yankees did enough to tie the game at 1.
UPDATE, 2:34 p.m.: Well that got a little screwy. Pretty late sign from Thomson. Bad base running by the Yankees. The only silver lining is that the White Sox let the trail runner get to second on the play.
UPDATE, 2:47 p.m.: Base running goofiness abounds in the fourth inning, but Martin Prado delivers a two-run double and the Yankees are in front 3-1.
UPDATE, 3:06 p.m.: White Sox got a run in the top of the fifth. The Yankees got a hard-hit line drive in the bottom of the inning, but Alexi Ramirez jumped 30 feet in the air — approximately — to rob Mark Teixeira.
UPDATE, 3:16 p.m.: Solo homer for Carlos Beltran. Elbow looks just fine on that swing. Yankees up 4-2.
UPDATE, 3:22 p.m.: Prado gets a hustle double, replay shows he made it, and then he forces the White Sox to make a play and scores on a relatively shallow sac fly. Prado’s third hit of the game, feels like his 20th hit of the week, and the Yankees have at last scored more than four runs in a game. They’re up 5-2.