Philip Humber was, apparently, exactly what the White Sox needed to break their losing streak. They had lost three straight and 10 of 11 coming into their series at Yankee Stadium beginning Monday Night.
Humber took a no-hitter into the seventh inning; Alex Rodriguez singled to break it up, but that was the only hit Humber allowed, along with two walks, in seven innings pitched. Chris Sale got the first two outs of the eighth and then Sergio Santos came in when Yankees manager Joe Girardi sent Eric Chavez up to bat for Andruw Jones.
Santos gave up a hit to Chavez, but got out of the eighth inning and then got out of the ninth after Curtis Granderson led off with a single. Mark Teixeira hit into a double play and Santos struck out A-Rod to end the game. It’s only the second save recorded by a Sox pitcher this year (Sale has the other).
The Sox scored a run on a double by Carlos Quentin and a pair of groundouts (RBI to Adam Dunn) in the fourth and added an insurance run in the ninth on a RBI single by Paul Konerko.
The two teams will meet again at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night at 6 p.m. CDT.