What a game last night. In a low scoring 3-2 loss, the Yankees came back from a 1-0 deficit, then a 2-1 deficit in the ninth, only to lose the game on a series of fluke plays in the bottom of the ninth. Andy Pettitte threw 5-hit, 1-run ball through six innings, leaving the game with the White Sox up 1-
Johnny Damon hit a 1-run double in the sixth to score Jose Molina to tie it up a 1-apiece. (Note: for some odd reason, the scorer called it a single, not a double for reasons beyond me.) After Chicago bounced back on top due to a horrible throw by Robinson Cano to first base, Nick Swisher tied it back up in the top of the ninth with a two-out, 1-run dinger to left field.
Phil Hughes. who had been dominating in the pen, allowed two singles in the top of the ninth. When he was pulled for left Phil Coke, another single was allowed, scoring one run and effectively ending the game. Hughes’ 25-inning scoreless streak was over – since he was responsible for allowing that runner to get on base, he was credited with the earned run and the loss.