The New York Yankees erased a three run deficit and then beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on a three run home run by Brian McCann in the bottom of the tenth inning at Yankee Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Chicago jumped on top 1-0 in the first inning on a lead off home run by Alexei Ramirez. Ramirez homered off of Yankees starter Chris Capuano who has done an admirable job keeping the Yankees in the game in his starts since joining the team.
The score remained the same until the fifth inning as the Yankees were unable to get to White Sox starter Chris Sale. After a single by Jose Abreu, Conor Gillaspie homered off of Capuano to increase the Chicago lead to 3-0.
But the Yankees were finally able to get to Sale in the sixth. And they did it in a big way, batting around. Martin Prado reached on a fly ball that was dropped in left field. A double by Mark Teixeira, a Zelous Wheeler hit by pitch, and a single by Ichiro Suzuki resulted in a four run inning to put the Yankees up 4-3.
Capuano was finished after the sixth. He allowed three runs on five hits with five strike outs.
The Yankees lead held until the ninth when manager Joe Girardi sent David Robertson in for the save. But Robertson surrendered a home run to Avisail Garcia to tie it up. In the bottom of the inning, the Yankees threatened. Jacoby Ellsbury singled and then stole second. But the threat ended as Derek Jeter hit into a double play.
So that sent the game into extra innings. David Huff shut Chicago down in the top of the tenth. In the bottom of the tenth, Carlos Beltran doubled. After an intentional walk, Brian McCann then drilled a three run home run and THEEEEE YANKEES WIN!!!