The White Sox were wearing their throwback jerseys today, but Derek Jeter was the one who turned back the clock. After receiving a $5,000 donation for his charity and a bench made with baseball bats, Jeter repaid them by getting his first four hit game since 2012, as he backed Masahiro Tanaka‘s 6.1 innings of one run ball as the Yankees beat the White Sox 7-1 to earn a series split in Chicago.
The Yankees took the lead with a big second inning of Sox starer Andre Rienzo and never looked back. Yangervis Solarte and Ichiro Suzuki singled and Brian Roberts walked to load the bases. Brett Gardner singled home two. An error on a pickoff attempt puts runners at second and third and Jeter cashed them both in with a single.
Jeter would start a two out rally in the fourth, tripling after Adam Eaton couldn’t make the catch and then scored on a wild pitch.
Javy Guerra came in for the Sox in the sixth and gave up another run. Alfonso Soriano greeted him with a double and moved to third on a groundout. After a hit by pitch and an out Jeter drove home another run with a single. The Sox would get their lone run in the bottom half of the frame. Tyler Flowers led off with a double and scored on a Conor Gillaspie single.
Roberts would add his second homer of the year in the seventh.