Mark Teixiera set a Major League record, homering from both sides of the plate for the 12th time in his career, as the Yankees beat the White Sox 6-0 at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday in a rain-shortened game that lasted just 6 1/2 innings. Teixiera hit a two run home run in the third inning and followed that up with a solo shot in the 7th inning. The two home runs brought the first baseman's total in 2011 to 31.
Russell Martin also went yard, hitting his 11th of the season in the second inning. Robinson Cano and Andruw Jones also had run-scoring hits, while Derek Jeter scored two of the Yankees' six runs. More importantly for the Yankees however was the performance of starting pitcher Phil Hughes. It was his best of the year and a very positive sign since his return from the disabled list. Hughes pitched all six innings, allowing just three base hits and yielding no runs. hughes was very economical, throwing just 65 pitches on the night, striking out four batters and walking none.
The Yankees will try to make it three in a row today as the series continues at 8 p.m. A.J. Burnett is on the hill for the Yankees, while the White Sox will counter with Gavin Floyd.