Yankees 9, White Sox 1

Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter was one of six players to drive in a run for the New York Yankees Monday afternoon as they scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning in a 9-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox.
Jeter had an RBI single in the first inning and an infield single in the fourth, when the Yankees sent 13 men to the plate and got eight hits in an inning that took 33 minutes to complete. That gave Jeter 3,313 hits, which moved him into a tie for ninth place with Eddie Collins on the all-time list.
The first seven Yankees reached base in a variety of ways against the sloppy White Sox.
The fourth inning began with Alex Rodriguez doubling to right and nearly stumbling as he rounded first base. Vernon Wells had an infield single that deflected off pitcher Dylan Axelrod, and two batters later, Mark Reynolds had an infield single that hopped up on third baseman Conor Gillaspie that made it 2-0.
Austin Romine followed with a two-run double, and the Yankees were up 5-0 after Brett Gardner's RBI double. Jeter made it 6-0 when he reached on an RBI infield single that caromed off Axelrod and to third base.
After an out was finally recorded, the Yankees added their final two runs on an RBI double by Alfonso Soriano and a throwing error by Chicago first baseman Adam Dunn on a force attempt at second base.
Dunn's miscue was one of three errors for the White Sox, who dropped their fourth straight.
Left fielder Alejandro DeAza overran Jeter's single in the first and catcher Josh Phigley had a pop-up by Rodriguez go off his glove. Phigley was charged with an error for prolonging the at-bat when Rodriguez walked.
New York's most productive inning happened after a rain delay of one hour, 53 minutes that saw neither starting pitcher return.
Play was halted during at-bat to Avisail Garcia with a man on first base and one out in the second.
After Phil Hughes threw 20 pitches in 1 1/3 innings, David Huff (2-0) allowed a solo home run to Paul Konerko among five hits in 5 2/3 innings for the win. His most impressive inning of a 62-pitch outing was the fourth, when he retired Alexei Ramirez, Dunn and Konerko on 11 pitches while the Yankees still had a one-run lead.
Jose Quintana (7-5) allowed one run and two hits in the first inning, while Axelrod allowed eight runs (six earned) and eight hits in 2 1/3 innings.
NOTES: RHP Preston Claiborne was recalled from Single-A Tampa Bay, giving the Yankees an 11-man bullpen .... Chicago C Tyler Flowers will miss the rest of the season as he undergoes exploratory shoulder surgery with a recovery time of three to six months. ... The White Sox said that LHP Hector Santiago will be pushed back to Thursday in Baltimore, leaving open the possibility of prospect RHP Erik Johnson making his major league debut in New York Wednesday. Johnson is expected to be promoted Tuesday along with RHP Daniel Webb, IF Marcus Semien and C Miguel Gonzalez.

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