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New York Yankees Reaction: Bombers Bring Out Big Bats; Tanaka Cruises In Chicago (Highlights)

The New York Yankees were able to bounce back here in game two thanks to a fantastic offensive output and a shut-down performance by Masahiro Tanaka. 

  • New York Yankees: 9 (41-42)
  • Chicago White Sox: 0 (43-41)
  • American League, FINAL, Box Score
  • U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL

The New York Yankees backed up an outing of dominance by Masahiro Tanaka with eight runs on a season-high 20 hits en route to a huge 9-0 win over the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular field on Tuesday night.

Tanaka went 7.2 innings while striking out six compared to one walk. Tonight’s start was on five days rest in which he entered tonight owning a 3-0 record with a 1.24 ERA in six starts compared to a 5.28 ERA on regular rest.

On the flip side, Carlos Rodon was pounded by the Bombers as he surrendered six runs (five earned) on twelve hits including two home runs.

From the beginning, it was all Yankees as newly selected All-Star Carlos Beltran got the Bombers on the board with a single to right field to score Rob Refsnyder from second base.

After Brett Gardner scored on an error to make it 2-0 Yankees, Chase Headley put a charge in one to left-center field in the third inning and by the time it landed, New York had extended their lead to 4-0.

In the next inning, Mark Teixeira got in on the hitting parade by ripping his sixth double of the year to left field to score Beltran which put the Yankees up 5-0.

In the top of the fifth, backup catcher Austin Romine smacked a solo blast into left-center which stretched the Bombers’ lead to six which was just icing on the cake at that point.

The Yankees would end up padding their lead, even more, thanks to a Refsnyder double in the eighth, an Aaron Hicks double in the same inning, and then a Teixeira sac-fly in the ninth to make the score 9-0. 

Then, Chasen Shreve would relieve Tanaka to slam the door on the Yankees’ first win since 1978 when they recorded 20 or more hits and shut out their opponent. New York is now one game under .500 and can reach the mark with a series win tomorrow night.

Play Of The Day:

Rob Refnsyder channeled his inner Derek Jeter on a play in shallow right field in the bottom of the fourth inning. On the run, Refsnyder snagged an Alex Avila ground ball to his right and made an acrobatic jump throw to nab him at first.

What’s Next: 

The Yankees will face off against the White Sox at US Cellular field yet again tomorrow night as they go for the series win.

Michael Pineda will take the hill for the Bombers as he looks to continue his resurgence as an elite starting pitcher. Over his last six starts, Big Mike has maintained a 2.74 ERA and has held the opposition to a .201 batting average. In his last outing against the Texas Rangers, he struck out a season-high 12 batters.

Opposing Pineda on the hill is Miguel Gonzalez who went seven innings against the Houston Astros last Friday. The former Oriole owns a 3-4 record with a 4.14 ERA over 13 starts against New York.

First pitch will come your way at approximately 7:10 PM ET with complete coverage provided by the YES Network.

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