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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Game recap: Yankees at White Sox 6/5/07

The Yankees offense pounded out 17 hits Tuesday night in a 7-3 victory against the Chicago White Sox. In a rare explosion of power, the lineup was able to get clutch hits when it needed to, and kept pushing runs across to give the bullpen some much-needed insurance.

The top four hitters of the lineup, Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter, Bobby Abreu, and Alex Rodriguez all had at least two hits, with Damon and Rodriguez getting three. Rodriguez hit his 21st home run of the year in the ninth, which also counted as his 50th RBI, in addition to his two other RBIs he got earlier in the game.

Abreu is now batting over .250 after a dismal start to this season. Jeter is also showing signs of coming out of a mini slump.

In a rare start, Miguel Cairo played a solid first base and got two hits, including a two-out RBI single to tie the game at 1 in the fifth inning.

Starting for the Yankees was rookie Tyler Clippard. Over five innings of work, he only gave up one earned run and struck out four. He was taken out after throwing 89 pitches and got his third win of the season.

Scott Proctor pitched two innings of relief, followed by shaky performances from Kyle Farnsworth and Brian Bruney. Closer Mariano Rivera had to get two outs in the ninth for his sixth save of the year.

Tomorrow, Chien-Ming Wang will start for the Yankees against former Yankee Javier Vazquez.


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