If you haven’t seen Chris Sale at all until tonight, where have you been and why haven’t you watched him start? Sale was making his first start in a month after an injury and it was like he never missed a beat. He didn’t give up a hit until the sixth inning when Zoilo Almonte finally got one. All in all he struck out ten over six shutout innings and the Sox gave him enough support for a 3-2 victory.
David Phelps was the hard luck loser this one, giving up two runs over seven innings. The Sox put together a two out rally in the second. Paul Konerko and Alejandro De Aza hit back to back doubles to plate the first run. After a walk to Tyler Flowers, Adam Eaton brought home the second run with a single. Phelps struck out eight and walked only one.
Alfredo Aceves came in for Phelps in the eighth, and Aceves did what he has usually done of late; give up a run. Gordon Beckham led off with a double and moved to third on a groundout. Adam Dunn brought him in with a single.
The Yanks made it interesting in the ninth. Ichiro Suzuki singled and Derek Jeter walked. Mark Teixeira brought them both home with a single, but Alfonso Soriano would strike out looking against Ronald Bellisario to end the game.