Thursday, September 24, 2015

Recap: Yankees 3, White Sox 2

Carlos Beltran hit a line-drive three-run shot in the third and the Yankees snuck past the White Sox, 3-2, on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

Clutch: Beltran drilled one just over the left-field wall off Chicago's Chris Sale, giving the Yankees a quick 3-0 lead they would ultimately never lose. It was Beltran's third homer in the last six games, each of them having broken a tie.

Good Signs: Michael Pineda logged his second consecutive victory with a solid six innings, yielding just one earned run and eight hits while walking none and striking out six. Pineda's lone mistake was crushed for a solo blast by Trayce Thompson in the sixth, but otherwise, the Yankees' starter held the visitors to 1-for-8 with RISP.

Trouble: Relievers Justin Wilson and Dellin Betances had a tough time getting through the seventh, combining to walk three as the White Sox scored again. The run came across when Betances issued a free pass to Thompson with the bases loaded, though the righty did rebound afterwards to fan Adam LaRoche.

There's the Defense We've Been Waiting For: Chase Headley robbed Jose Abreu of a possible two-run double with a diving stop in the fifth, nearly falling down as he stood up to throw to first. The web gem was part of an all-around impressive evening for Headley, who also went a nice 2-for-4 at the plate.

Welcome Back: Second base prospect Rob Refsnyder laced a sound single to right in the second, the youngster's first big-league at-bat since July 18. Refsnyder is still unlikely to have many opportunities as the season winds to a close, but finally seeing him play was nonetheless exciting for some fans.

Next Up: The Yankees will look to make it two in a row when the series resumes on Friday, sending the surging CC Sabathia (5-9, 4.80 ERA) to the hill versus lefty Carlos Rodon (8-6, 3.78 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. ET, airing live on YES and WFAN.

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