Final

Series: Game 2 of 4

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/5)

Game 1: Monday, June 4
NY Yankees4Final
Chi White Sox6
Game 2: Tuesday, June 5
NY Yankees7Final
Chi White Sox3
Game 3: Wednesday, June 6
NY Yankees5Final
Chi White Sox1
Game 4: Thursday, June 7
NY Yankees10Final
Chi White Sox3

Yankees 7

(25-31, 13-18 away)

White Sox 3

(26-28, 13-12 home)

    8:11 PM ET, June 5, 2007

    U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    NYY 000014101 7 17 0
    CWS 000100011 3 10 1

    W: T. Clippard (3-1)

    L: M. Buehrle (2-3)

    S: M. Rivera (6)

    Yankees-White Sox Preview

    STATS LLC

    The starting pitchers of the New York Yankees have been little help to them in recent games. Perhaps an opposing hurler can give them a boost.

    Again tied for last place in the AL East, the Yankees look to beat Mark Buehrle for the third straight time as they continue a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

    Rookie starter Matt DeSalvo lasted just 1 1-3 innings for New York (24-31) in the series opener, giving up three runs and four hits in a 6-4 defeat to Chicago (26-27) on Monday night.

    DeSalvo was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre after the game.

    New York starters have a 7.59 ERA in their last five games. The Yankees now find themselves back in a tie with Tampa Bay at the bottom of the AL East after they got out of that spot with a win over Boston on Friday.

    "This is a time we're going to need to make a charge," designated hitter Johnny Damon told the Yankees' official Web site. "It just stinks right now. We know we're going to play better in June, it's just a matter of getting the job done."

    With the expected return of Roger Clemens pushed back to Saturday and their pitchers struggling, the Yankees' best chance for a victory Tuesday may be to force Buehrle (2-2, 3.66 ERA) into another early exit.

    The left-hander is 1-4 with a 6.42 ERA in six starts against the New York, and has been tagged for 16 runs in just five innings while losing his last two outings against the Yankees.

    Buehrle suffered a loss despite a strong outing at Toronto on Thursday night, allowing only solo homers to Frank Thomas and Aaron Hill in a complete-game, eight-inning 2-0 defeat.

    It was the second complete game for Buehrle, who is making his seventh attempt for his 100th career victory. He has not won since April 23 against Kansas City.

    New York shortstop Derek Jeter has hit particularly well against Buehrle, batting .474 (9-for-19) with three doubles. Jeter, though, is in his worst slump of the season after going 0-for-5 Monday, and is hitting .111 (3-for-27) in his last six games.

    Chicago got a jolt from its lineup Monday after shaking up its batting order. Tadahito Iguchi and Paul Konerko each had three hits after the White Sox scored three runs or less in six of their previous seven games.

    Konerko was dropped one spot to sixth in the batting order and hit his eighth home run, but Joe Crede -- dropped from sixth to ninth -- went 0-for-4.

    "I want to take the pressure away from them," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said.

    Konerko, batting .229, was 0-for-9 in his previous three games. Crede is hitting .216, and is 3-for-26 (.115) in his last eight games.

    Monday's win was just the second in Chicago's last nine.

    The Yankees hope Tyler Clippard (2-1, 4.20) can string together consecutive wins. The rookie right-hander allowed three runs and four hits in five innings Wednesday in a 10-5 victory over Toronto.

    Clippard, who will make his first appearance against the White Sox, has allowed four homers in his three starts.

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    Gameday Matchup

     New YorkChicago
    W-L94-6872-90
    Night65-4147-50
    Grass82-5963-82
    Current StreakW2L1
    Last 106-46-4

    Pitching Matchup

    New YorkChicago
    T. Clippard
    3-1, 6.33 ERA

    Last Game:
    6/16 at NYY
    3.1 IP, 5 ER
    Dec = ND
    M. Buehrle
    10-9, 3.63 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/21 at MIN
    6.0 IP, 4 ER
    Dec = Win

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.New YorkChicago
    1. J. Damon, DH J. Owens, CF
    2. D. Jeter, SS T. Iguchi, 2B
    3. B. Abreu, RF J. Thome, DH
    4. A. Rodriguez, 3B J. Dye, RF
    5. J. Posada, C A. Pierzynski, C
    6. H. Matsui, LF P. Konerko, 1B
    7. R. Cano, 2B R. Mackowiak, LF
    8. M. Cabrera, CF J. Uribe, SS
    9. M. Cairo, 1B A. Cintron, 3B