The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox tonight by a score of 18-7. This was the Yankees sixth straight win, and will look to sweep their first series since the Milwaukee series in late June tomorrow night. With the win, the Yankees move to 67-42 on the year. 

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Recap

 

IP

H

R

ER

K

BB

Burnett

4.1

13

7

7

3

0

Floyd

2.1

9

10

10

2

1

 

Normally when the Yankees jump out to a lead with AJ Burnett on the mound, the first thought is – is it enough for AJ to get the win? Well, considering every Yankee had at least one run by the time the White Sox had recorded seven outs. The bats were simply clicking on all cylinders tonight. Thankfully, the Yankees did hit the ball as well as they did, because tonight we may have officially witnessed the death of AJ Burnett pitching in big moments. He will not start one playoff game for the Yankees in 2011, he made sure of that tonight.

Pretty much everyone had a big night tonight, but here are a few who stood out: Derek Jeter (5-6, four runs, two RBIs), Robinson Cano (thee hits, 1 HR, 4 RBI), and Mark Teixeira (triple with three RBIs). I hope they can sustain this hitting through the weekend with for the series with the Red Sox.

Stats and Happenings

23rd: With his five-hit night, Derek Jeter passed Lou Brock for 23rd on the all-time hit list. Brock has 3,023 career hits and 938 career stolen bases, good for second all-time.

What’s Next?

The Yanks look to take the series via the sweep tomorrow night. Don’t look now, but Ivan Nova is on the brink of ten wins.

8:10, YES. Ivan Nova (9-4, 4.01 ERA) vs. Phil Humber (8-7, 3.44 ERA)