Friday, August 22, 2014

Yankees Rally From Early 3-0 Deficit to Win Opener Over White Sox

Shane Greene surrendered just three earned runs in 5+ innings and Martin Prado won the game with a single in the ninth tonight as the Yankees won a thriller over the White Sox, 4-3, in the series opener at Yankee Stadium.

In this one's top of the first, surprisingly, the red-hot Greene surrendered two hits and a Jose Abreu three-run homer, appearing to end things before the Yanks even got to the plate.

Fortunetaly, though, that unaffordable scenario didn't end up coming to fruition, with desperate New York slowing rallying throughout when Prado launched a two-run shot in the third and Jacoby Ellsbury contributed an RBI Double in the fifth. 

Then in the bottom of the ninth, long after John Danks (5 IP, 3 ER) had been removed and the Yankees had failed to cross home again in that fifth frame, the Yanks excitedly finished off the contest when Prado hit the aforementioned single off Chicago Reliever Daniel Webb, an event that happened with the bases loaded.

No, it wasn't a deep drive to the wall, but yes, it was a hard grounder that got through the infield, something that interestingly gave David Robertson the W while also moving New York to within 3 of the second wild card spot.

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