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-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Game recap: Yankees at White Sox 6/7/07

A pitcher's duel turned into a blowout Thursday night in Chicago, as the Yankees won 10-3 to win the four-game series. The Yankees were leading 1-0 for most of the game until the seventh inning when the White Sox tied it. After that, the Yankees bats came alive.

Bobby Abreu broke the tie with a two-run double in the eighth off shaky reliever Matt Thornton. In the ninth, Alex Rodriguez hit a grand slam to break the game wide open.

In total, the Yankees scored nine runs in the final two innings. However, Mariano Rivera still got the save, his seventh, because he came into the game when it was 4-2.

Mike Mussina gave up one run over six innings and left after throwing 79 pitches. Mike Myers gave up an inherited run to tie the game. Scott Proctor (1-3) then came in and almost gave up a three-run home run. The ball was caught on the warning track, and Proctor was able to escape. He was awarded with the victory.

Kyle Farnsworth did not do his job as the "bridge to Rivera." He gave up two runs in the eighth, forcing Rivera to enter early.

White Sox starter Jose Contreras handled the Yankee bats for the most part. He only gave up four hits over 7 1-3 innings. The White Sox bullpen, however, imploded, causing the game to get out of reach.

With this win, Joe Torre won his 2,000th game as a manager. The Yankees improved to 27-31 and will face Pittsburgh for a weekend series back at Yankee Stadium.

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