1:05 PM ET, August 29, 2009
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Sergio Mitre sure looked a little rusty at the start. He bounced a pitch to the backstop to the first batter, then did it again with the next guy.
• The Yankees improved to a season-high 33 games over .500.
• Sergio Mitre allowed one hit in 6 1/3 innings for New York, joining A.J. Burnett (who has done it twice this year) as the only Yankees pitchers over the last two seasons to surrender one hit or less in at least six innings.
• New York's 10 runs (its 17th double-digit run game of the season) were scored by nine different players.
• Alex Rodriguez hit his 576th career homer and 231st as a Yankee.
• Jose Contreras fell to 0-6 with a 7.56 ERA in his last six starts vs. New York. He is now 1-6 with a 7.40 ERA in his last nine starts.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Why Sergio Mitre Won:
• Command: Mitre threw 82 percent of his sliders for strikes (43 percent entering); changeup, 71 percent strikes (58 percent entering); threw first-pitch strikes 71 percent of time (55 percent entering).
• Finished hitters: Retired all nine Chicago hitters that reached two-strike counts.
• Filthy offspeed stuff: White Sox hitters chased 57 percent of offspeed pitches out of the strike zone (MLB avgerage is 31 percent).
-- ESPN Stats and Information
It was the Yankees' second one-hitter this season. A.J. Burnett and the bullpen did it against the Mets on June 27. ... Yankees C Jorge Posada got another day off to heal his bruised left ring finger. Injured Wednesday, he could return to the lineup Sunday. ... White Sox 1B coach Harold Baines was in Baltimore, where he was inducted into the Orioles' Hall of Fame.
|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, New York, NY|
|Weather||70 degrees, Overcast|
|Wind||11 mph, E|
|Umpires||Home - Rick Reed, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Mark Wegner|