(Sports Network) -tries to become the majors' first 16-game winner this evening when the open a four-game series with the at U.S. Cellular Field.
Sabathia was absolutely magnificent on Tuesday against the, as he flirted with a perfect game before giving up his lone hit in the seventh inning. The big lefty struck out a career-best 14 -- including seven in a row at one point -- in the win and improved to 15-5 on the year, while lowering his earned run average to 2.56.
"He sure was good," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of his ace, who is 6-1 with an 0.82 ERA in his last seven starts.
Sabathia beat the White Sox earlier in the season and is a marvelous 17-4 lifetime against them with a 3.68 ERA in 30 starts.
The Yankees won the final three games of their four-game set with the Brett Gardner's bases-clearing triple highlighted a four-run fourth inning for New York, which got another tremendous effort from ., winning Sunday's finale 4-2.
"I was happy to get it to the bullpen," said Garcia, who allowed five hits and struck out six in six innings
All the news was not great, though, as shortstophad to leave the game with a bruised right middle finger after being hit with a pitch. X-rays came back negative and he is listed as day-to-day.
Chicago, meanwhile, dropped two of three to theover the weekend, losing 5-3 in Sunday's finale.
(5-3) took the loss by allowing the deciding runs to cross the plate. started the contest and went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in Chicago's third loss in five games.
Chicago also lostin that one, as he left after being hit by a pitch in the left leg and is questionable for tonight's opener. Konerko is a career .315 (101-for-321) hitter with 20 home runs and 60 RBI against the Yankees.
Tonight, the White Sox rely on veteran righty, who is 4-4 with a 5.26 ERA. Peavy did not get a decision on Tuesday against Detroit, as the reached him for four runs and 10 hits in six innings.
Peavy has lost both of his starts to the Yankees, surrendering four earned runs in 10 innings of those outings.
4 game series vs White Sox @ U.S. Cellular Field
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