NEW YORK YANKEES NOTES –
• The Yankees had their season-high three-game winning snapped…fell to 8-4 at home this season.
• The Yankees were shutout for the second time this season (also 4/10 at Boston, 4-0)…were blanked at home for the first time since 8/20/10 vs. Seattle (6-0) and were shutout at the current Yankee Stadium for just the fifth time…were shut out by the White Sox for the first time since 5/16/00 at the original Yankee Stadium (4-0).
• The Yankees were held to 3H or less in a game at the current Yankee Stadium for the third time – also 6/30/10 vs. Seattle (2H, 7-0 loss) and 8/3/10 vs. Toronto (2H, 8-2 loss)…marked their fewest hits against White Sox pitching since 9/13/02 (3H in an 13-2 loss at the original Yankee Stadium).
• The Yankees are 0-1 vs. the White Sox in 2011…lost for just the second time in seven games vs. Chicago-AL at the current Yankee Stadium…fell to 13-4 at home vs. the White Sox since the start of 2006.
• The Yankees were held homerless for just the third time in 2011 (also 4/7 vs. Minnesota and 4/10 at Boston)…did not reach third base in tonight’s game.
• RHP A.J. Burnett held the White Sox to 1ER and 3H in 8.0IP (3H, 2BB, 2K), but suffered his first loss of the season…was his first loss in the month of April as a Yankee…had been the Majors’ longest winning streak in April (8-0 in his previous 14 April starts).
• 3B Alex Rodriguez (1-for-4) recorded the Yankees’ first hit of the game with a seventh-inning single…has now reached base in all 16 games he has played in the season, hitting safely in 12 of them.
• 2B Robinson Cano (0-for-3) had his team season-high 13-game hitting streak come to an end.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX NOTES–
• The White Sox snapped their three-game losing streak, winning for just the second time in their last 12 contests…improved to 2-6 on their 11-game road trip…were held to three runs or less for the 12th time this season and 10th time in their last 11 games.
• The White Sox recorded their first shutout of the season and first since 8/26/10 vs. Baltimore (8-0)…shut out the Yankees for the first time since 5/16/00 at the original Yankee Stadium (4-0).
• The White Sox have hit just .193 (89-for-461) on their current road trip, including a .157 (8-for-51) mark with runners in scoring position…Paul Konerko’s ninth-inning RBI single with Quentin at second base snapped an 0-for-17 with RISP for the White Sox.
• The White Sox scored in the fourth and ninth innings tonight…entered the game having scored in just two of their previous 27 innings played.
• The White Sox are 1-0 vs. the Yankees in 2011…won for just the second time in seven games at the current Yankee Stadium…won for just the fourth time in their last 17 games in the Bronx since 2006.
• Chicago did not allow a runner past second base (Granderson in the fourth, Teixeira in the seventh and Nunez in the eighth).
• RHP Phil Humber improved to 2-2, holding the Yankees to a career-low 1H in 7.0 scoreless innings (2BB, 5K)…held the Yankees hitless through 6.1 innings…has held right-handed batters to a .107 (3-for-28) average this season, though his only hit allowed tonight was to the right-handed hitting Alex Rodriguez…reached 100 pitches for just the second time in his career (career-high 101 pitches 8/21/10 w/Kansas City vs. Chicago-AL).
• DH Adam Dunn (1-for-2) snapped an 0-for-13 with his second-inning single…drove in Chicago’s first run with a fourth-inning groundout, snapping a 23-inning scoreless drought for the Sox.
• RF Carlos Quentin (1-for-4) hit his 12th double of the season in the fourth inning…extended his franchise record for most doubles in the month of April…18 of his 25 hits this season have gone for extra bases (also 6HR).
• CF Alex Rios (1-for-4) snapped an 0-for-22 with his seventh-inning single.
• RHP Sergio Santos converted his first save of the season…has not allowed run in 2011 – including spring training (20.2 total IP)…has not allowed a run in 17 career April outings (19.2IP).
• The White Sox converted just their second save of the season (in eight chances) in their first save opportunity since 4/13.
Bob Trainor’s Postgame: