On a night where the Yankees scored 12 runs, it seems a little odd that they didn’t register their first hit until the fifth inning. However, as John Sterling always says ‘Welp, you can’t predict baseball Suzyn!’, you really can’t predict baseball. Brett Gardner’s fifth inning solo home run was the first hit (third run for the Bombers) that essentially opened the flood gates as the Yankees scored ten runs over the last four innings. Nick Swisher was 0 for his last 19 entering tonight, but went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs. CC Sabathia got the start and picked up his second win of the season, tossing seven runs of three run ball (all of which were unearned). With the win, the Yankees move to 14-8 on the season and split their four-game set with the White Sox.

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Recap

On a night where much of the country shifted its focus to the NFL Draft, the Yankees played in a foggy, murky conditions, but came away with a win. Both Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira got the night off, but it didn’t matter for the Bombers. Eduardo Nunez filled in at short, going 2 for 3.

Sabathia was in total control of the White Sox lineup tonight. The big man gave a vintage performance tonight, tossing seven innings of seven-hit ball. Sabathia is now 2-1 on the season with a sparkling 2.25 ERA. Lance Pendleton cleaned up the final two innings in the win.

Key Stats

3: Brett Gardner now has three home runs on the season. Gardy didn’t hit his third homer of the season until June 3rd last season.

What’s Next?

Light night tonight, but the Blue Jays come in for a three-game set starting tomorrow night in the Bronx.

7:05 PM: Ricky Romero (1-3, 3.00 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia (1-0, 0.69 ERA)