NYY 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 7
ChiWS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Date of game: 5/25/2014

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. NY Yankees

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Derek Jeter made his final regular-season appearance in Chicago a memorable one, collecting four hits and a pair of RBI to lead the New York Yankees to a 7-1 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Jeter's season-best 4-for-5 performance was backed by Masahiro Tanaka's 6 2/3 solid innings and a two-run single from Brett Gardner, all of which helped the Yankees earn a split of the four-game series after dropping the first two matchups of the set.

Tanaka (7-1) delivered a bounce-back effort of his own in limiting the White Sox to a run on five hits while striking out six. The Japanese sensation had a string of 42 straight regular-season starts without a loss in pro ball end when he was beaten by the Cubs this past Tuesday.

"Everyone contributed today, and it was nice to see a real good start from Tanaka," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Brian Roberts added a solo homer as New York dealt Andre Rienzo (4-1) his first setback of 2014. The Chicago right-hander struck out seven, but was reached for five runs -- four earned -- over his five innings of work.

"He wasn't getting ahead. This was a day that he just wasn't as sharp as he's been in previous outings, so it cost him," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of Rienzo.

Conor Gillaspie finished 2-for-4 and drove in the White Sox' lone run with a sixth-inning single.

While Tanaka set down 10 of the first 11 Chicago batters and didn't permit a hit until Gillaspie's single in the fourth inning, his teammates pasted Rienzo for four runs in the second to move ahead to stay.

Singles by Yangervis Solarte and Ichiro Suzuki and a walk to Roberts loaded the bases for Gardner, whose hard grounder got through the infield to plate a pair of runners and break the scoreless tie.

Jeter then brought home Roberts with his second hit of the day and Jacoby Ellsbury followed with a sacrifice fly for a 4-0 New York advantage.

The Yankee captain struck again in his next two at-bats. Jeter laced a triple to center prior to crossing the plate on Rienzo's wild pitch in the fourth, then put New York up 6-0 in the sixth with a single that knocked in Alfonso Soriano, who greeted reliever Javy Guerra with a double to begin the frame.

Tanaka, meanwhile, was on cruise control until permitting a leadoff double to Tyler Flowers in the bottom of the sixth, with the Chicago catcher later scoring on Gillaspie's two-out single to left.

Adam Warren and Matt Daley held the White Sox off the board over the final 2 1/3 innings, with Roberts' solo homer in the eighth rounding out the scoring.

Game Notes

The White Sox presented Jeter with a hand-designed bench of baseball bats and a $5,000 check to his Turn 2 foundation prior to the game ... Roberts sat out Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his kneecap on Friday, while Gillaspie missed yesterday's 4-3 Chicago loss with a sore left Achilles ... Soriano had a pair of doubles in four at-bats ... The White Sox had prevailed in each of Rienzo's six previous starts this season ... Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham singled in the eighth inning to run his hit streak to seven games.

Marshall RB charged in beating, kicked off team

Marshall running back Steward Butler was kicked off the team Wednesday after being arrested and charged in the beating of two gay men.

NASCAR News
RCR's tire penalty upheld in final appeal

Richard Childress Racing lost its final appeal of penalties assessed by NASCAR to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team for altered tires used on Newman's car in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

Yankees activate Pirela; Petit to DL

The New York Yankees placed infielder Gregorio Petit on the 15-day disabled list due to a right hand contusion he sustained in Tuesday's game at Toronto.

Grizzlies' Conley returns for Game 2

The Memphis Grizzlies welcomed back injured point guard Mike Conley on Tuesday for Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Golden State Warriors.

Hartley, Laviolette, Vigneault named Jack Adams finalists

Calgary Flames bench boss Bob Hartley, Nashville Predators leader Peter Laviolette and Alain Vigneault from the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the league's top coach.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.