Well, that took longer than it should have. Nonetheless the Yankees won by a score of 4-3 against the White Sox in an unnecessary 13 innings.
It all started with a very solid start by CC Sabathia. He would toss 5.2 innings allowing only 1 run and striking out 12. CC was dealing, but the plethora of K’s and a few walks, drove his pitch count up. Eventually driving him out of the game a bit early.
The White Sox lead it by a slim 1-0 advantage until Miguel Andujar laced a ball over the wall to tie the game at 1. The game would remain tied until the top of the 10th. Giancarlo Stanton would poke the bat head out and drive one out to right center for a tie breaking 2-run homer.
Sadly, Stanton’s timely blast wouldn’t be enough. Zach Britton would hop on the mound looking to acquire his first save as a member of the Yankees. He would surrender a leadoff hit by pitch to Omar Narvaez, who advanced to 3rd after a pair of wild pitches. With the White Sox down to their final out, their best hitter, Jose Abreu walked to the plate representing the tying run. Much to the dismay of all Yankees fans, Abreu would hit his 20th homerun of the year tying the game at 3-3. After the blown lead against the Red Sox just days before, it seemed like another nightmare game.
The Yankees would end up with a positive outcome. 3 scoreless innings in relief by Sonny Gray and an RBI single by Miguel Andujar in the top of the 13th would help cap off a 4 hour and 26 minute Yankee victory.
Sevy will get the start for the Yanks tomorrow as they look to sweep the White Sox. Same time, same place.