Sale Keeps Yankees Bats Cold


May 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps (41) pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Hiroki Kuroda will take on ex-Yankee Hector Noesi at 8:05 ET tomorrow night.