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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Game 108 notes: Yankees lose 13-9

I would've hated to have been at this game. The game was about four hours long in the heat and the Yankees lost to boot.

The Chicago White Sox scored eight runs in the second inning off of Roger Clemens. However, only three of those runs were earned, as Robinson Cano booted a ball. Clemens left after 1 2-3 innings to boos from the Yankee crowd.

All was not lost, as the Yankees responded with eight runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame.

The White Sox retook the lead in the fourth when Jermaine Dye hit his first of two home runs on the afternoon. They scored two more runs in the fifth and two in the eighth to win 13-9 Thursday afternoon.

Jeff Karstens (0-2) took the loss in his first appearance since coming off of the 60-day disabled list. He gave up three earned runs in 3 1-3 innings.

Some notes from the game:

  • Alex Rodriguez didn't hit his 500th home run, but he did get two hits. He is now two for his last 26 since hitting his 499th career home run.
  • Wilson Betemit hit a three-run home run in his first at-bat as a New York Yankee. He was traded on Tuesday for Scott Proctor.
  • All of the Yankees' starters had at least one hit.
  • Kyle Farnsworth was awful again, as he gave up two home runs in an inning of work. However, he's still on the team and Proctor is not.
  • The 1 2-3 innings was Clemens' shortest outing since June 14, 2000 against Boston.
This loss especially hurts, as Boston and Cleveland both won. Boston extends their lead in the AL East to eight games, and Cleveland three games in the AL Wild Card.

The Yankees fall to 58-50 on the season.

Chien-Ming Wang will face Odalis Perez tomorrow night, as the Kansas City Royals come to town for a three-game series.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


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