The New York Yankees lost to the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Tuesday night.
The bigger story of the night was Derek Jeter, who in his first at-bat hit a sharp ground ball that got past third baseman Juan Uribe for his 1,270th career hit in Yankee Stadium. Jeter is now the all-time hits leader in Yankee Stadium, as he passed Lou Gehrig on the list. Jeter's record will never be broken.
Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees. He went six innings, gave up four earned runs on six hits, walked three, and struck out four.
Gavin Floyd went for the White Sox. He lasted seven innings, gave up two earned runs on nine hits, walked none, and fanned four.
The ChiSox got started in the top of the third. Alexei Ramirez homered to left, his 18th of the year, and the White Sox went up 1-0.
The Yanks answered back in the bottom of the frame. Johnny Damon hit a RBI double to score Brett Gardner and the game was tied, 1-1.
The White Sox took the lead back in the top of the fourth. Ken Griffey, Jr. hit a RBI single to score Brian Anderson, Paul Konerko doubled to score Griffey, Jr. and Jermaine Dye, Uribe walked with the bases loaded, and the White Sox went ahead 4-1.
The Yankees answered back in the bottom of the inning. Jason Giambi slaughtered a solo home run into the right field bleachers and the Yankees then trailed 4-2. The young man who caught Giambi's home run ball kept the mood light by doing a little dance after the catch.
The White Sox added another run in the top of the seventh with a RBI double from Anderson to score Orlando Cabrera and tacked on another run in the eighth with a RBI single from Uribe to score A.J. Pierzynski, and Chicago took a 6-2 lead they would never give up.
Floyd gets the win, and improves to 16-7.
Pettitte gets the loss and his record falls below .500 to 13-14.
"You knew he was a special player when he first came up because of his ability to come up with big hits," said skipper Joe Girardi to the press about Jeter.
Tomorrow night at 7:05 ET, the Yankees and White Sox play game three of their four game series and the Yankees have five games left in the current Stadium.
Phil Hughes (0-4, 9.00 ERA) gets his first start since April 29 in Detroit, when he suffered a stress fracture in his right rib. He will face Lance Broadway (1-0, 8.49 ERA).