The Yankees are now 0-11 against teams with “Sox” in the name as the White Sox thrashed the Bombers, 14-4.
The White Sox scored six in the second off A.J. Burnett and put up six more in the eighth in a 17-hit attack.
Chicago lefty John Danks (9-7) worked six-plus innings for the win, giving up seven hits and four runs.
The White Sox had six of their hits in the second inning against Burnett (10-5).
The Yankees have struggled defensively during the series. On a play at the plate in the eighth, Posada tried to tag Mark Kotsay with his mitt even though the ball was in his hand. Kotsay was safe.
New York loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth but managed only one run. That came on new acquisition Jerry Hairston’s fielder’s choice on a soft liner that dropped in front of left fielder Quentin. Quentin made a nice fake as if he were going to catch the ball and then was able to field it and throw to third to force Posada.
Danks gave up a single to Jeter and walked Nick Swisher to start the seventh and was replaced by Tony Pena. Alex Rodriguez had an RBI infield single to cut Chicago’s lead to 7-4. A-Rod went 3-4 yesterday and he was the only Yankee to get more than 2 hits.
The Bombers look to CC Sabathia to stop the bleeding. It will be a pitcher’s matchup with Sabathia facing recent-Sports Illustrated cover boy Mark Buehrle in a hot matchup!