I followed this game at a few different location, so here's a bullet-point recap. Please fill in anything I missed during my transit times.
*Chris Sale's efficient approach continues to work for him, as he threw a complete game with just 99 pitches. He limited the Yankees to the one run (on a Chase Headley solo homer in the second inning), scattering five other hits and zero walks while striking out six.
*Adam Eaton saved him a run in the first inning with a leaping catch on Mark Teixeira's liner after taking a shallowish angle to start.
*Eaton played a big part of the offensive attack as well, going 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two big RBIs. He drove in those runs on the game-breaking hit, drilling a double over the head of Aaron Hicks in center to with two outs in the third inning. A 3-1 lead turned into a 5-1 game, and Sale could take it easy from there on out.
*The Sox made Hicks work, as Alex Avila sliced a double past him in the left-center gap for the game's first run in the second.
*Jose Abreu started the two-out offense, coming through later in that inning with a single through the bases loaded to score two and put the Sox ahead 3-0.
*Jimmy Rollins capped the scoring, following Eaton's two-run double with a two-run homer just inside the right-field foul pole, opening the lead to 7-1.
*That's where the score stayed thanks to Sale, who retired 15 in a row and 20 of 21 before Starlin Castro led off the ninth with a single. The Yankees threatened to damage Sale's ERA if nothing else after Teixeria doubled, but Headley lined out to center, and Gary Sanchez grounded out to end the game.
*Sale is now 8-0 with a 1.67 ERA.
*The Sox did an excellent job of turning the lineup over, as Avila (two hits), Austin Jackson (three walks) and Eaton (three hits, HBP) reached base nine times between them, scoring five runs.
Record: 24-12 | Box score | Highlights