Sale (4-0), who had been sidelined since April 18 with a left
flexor muscle strain, lost his perfect game on a two-out single by
Zoilo Almonte in the sixth. Sale then got Jacoby Ellsbury swinging
to record his 10th strikeout and handed the game over to the bullpen
after 86 pitches.
Alejandro De Aza delivered an RBI double and Adam Eaton singled in a
run in the second inning to give Sale an early boost. Adam Dunn
added an RBI single in the eighth that proved crucial when
replacement closer Ronald Belisario gave up a two-run single by Mark
Teixeira in the ninth before locking up his second save.
David Phelps (1-1) was stuck with a tough loss after allowing two
runs and six hits while striking out eight in seven frames for the
Yankees, who have lost seven straight at Chicago. Ellsbury struck
out three times and is 3-for-32 over his last nine games.
Paul Konerko doubled ahead of De Aza's hit that started the scoring
with two outs in the second and Eaton knocked in De Aza one batter
later. Dunn drove in Gordon Beckham - who had doubled - to make it
3-0 in the eighth, and Belisario struck out Alfonso Soriano to end
it with the tying run on first.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Sale lowered his ERA through five starts to 1.89 and
improved to 3-0 with a 0.38 ERA in five games (three starts) at home
against the Yankees. ... White Sox RH closer Matt Lindstrom will
require surgery on his injured left ankle and could miss three
months. ... Yankees SS Derek Jeter played his 2,583rd game at
shortstop, tying him with former White Sox SS Luis Aparicio for
second on the all-time list behind Omar Vizquel (2,709). Jeter also
scored on Teixeira's hit to tie Hall-of-Famer Lou Gehrig for second
on the Yankees' all-time runs list with 1,888.
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