CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 19: Starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 19, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sabathia Mows Down Sox

Sox struggles against CC Sabathia continue as they drop opener to Yanks 3-2.

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Peavy Good, Sabathia Better As Yankees Win Series Opener

An old fashioned pitchers duel broke out at the Cell on Monday evening between a former ace in Jake Peavy, and a current ace in CC Sabathia. Unfortunately for the Sox (52-55), the current ace was better as the Yankees (65-42) took game one of the series 3-2.

The first inning was the key inning for the Yankees. An RBI double by Curtis Granderson and an RBI single by Robinson Cano gave the Yankees an early 2-0 lead. The Yankees would add one more in the third on a groundout to go up 3-0. Alexei Ramirez closed the gap to 3-2 in the fourth when Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer. That would be all of the scoring though and the Sox would go on to lose their third game in a row.

CC Sabathia continued his dominance against the Chicago White Sox Monday. Sabathia went eight innings and allowed two runs on ten hits to go along with six strikeouts. The big lefty is now 16-5 on the season. Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 28th save of the season.

Jake Peavy started off poorly but really settled down to give the Sox a quality start. Peavy went seven innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. The Sox righty fell to 4-5 on the season.

The Sox will look to even the series when the two teams meet again on Tuesday evening.


White Sox Welcome Bronx Bombers To Town

Monday evening the White Sox will begin the last series of their most difficult homestand of the season. After winning two of three from Detroit, the Sox followed that up losing two of three to the Boston Red Sox. The Sox now welcome the New York Yankees to town for a four game series. The two teams faced off in a four game series in New York back in April and each won two games.

Jake Peavy will get the start for the Sox in the series opener. Peavy has had a rough season for the White Sox. The veteran right hander comes in to Monday's game with a 4-4 record and an ERA of 5.27. Peavy last pitched against the Yankees back in 2008 and only lasted four innings and lost to the Yankees in that outing.

The Sox will face a familiar foe Monday with CC Sabathia scheduled to start for the Yankees. The Sox used to face the big lefty four or five times a season when he pitched for the Indians. Now they luckily only have to face Sabathia once or twice a season. Sabathia is having another great season for the Yankees. The Yankees ace is 15-5 on the season with an ERA of 2.56. In his previous outing against the White Sox, Sabathia earned the victory going seven innings and allowed three unearned runs.

The forecast at the time of first pitch is temps in the upper 80's under partly cloudy skies. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 CST. The game will be televised on CSN. 

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