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In case you missed it this weekend

The Yankees took two of three games on the road vs. the Chicago White Sox, outscoring them 27-17.

New York stood pat at the trade deadline, opting to keep their top prospects instead of dealing for a big-name pitcher (July 31).

The Yankees will have top pitching prospect Luis Severino make his MLB debut Wednesday vs. the Red Sox (Aug. 1).

To make room for 2B/OF Dustin Ackley, the Yankees outrighted LHP Chris Capuano to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designated OF Garrett Jones for assignment (July 31).

RHP Branden Pinder was called up after RHP Diego Moreno went on the disabled list with elbow inflammation (Aug. 2).

The Yankees called up RHP Nick Rumbelow and optioned RHP Nick Goody to Triple-A (Aug. 1).

RHP Esmil Rogers was released and will sign in Korea (July 31).

What’s on tap for Monday, Aug. 3

The Yankees are off Monday and begin a three-game series vs. the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Masahiro Tanaka (7-4, 3.80 ERA) will face Boston’s Henry Owens (0-0, 0.00 ERA) at 7:05 p.m.

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Yankees pound Samardzija, take series from White Sox

Mark Teixeira continued his hot second half with another home run, Stephen Drew drove in four runs and the Yankees beat the White Sox, 12-3, Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Teixeira, who’s hitting .400 in the second half, went 1 for 4 with a home run, his 29th of the season and seventh since the All-Star break, as the Yankees (59-45) knocked around White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija to win their 10th game out of 14.

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a leadoff home run vs. Samardzija (8-6), who gave up eight hits and nine runs in 4 2/3 innings for the White Sox (50-53).

Drew fell a home run shy of the cycle, hitting a two-run double in the fifth and a two-run triple in the seventh that gave the Yankees an 11-1 lead.

Ivan Nova (4-3) struck out seven batters in six innings of one-run ball.

The Yankees went 6 for 11 with runners in scoring position. Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner both hit two-run singles in a five-run fourth that made it 6-0.

The Yankees are off Monday and open a three-game series at home vs. the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Masahiro Tanaka (7-4, 3.80 ERA) will pitch for the Yankees and face Boston’s Henry Owens (0-0, 0.00 ERA) at 7:05 p.m.


Game 104: Yankees at White Sox, 2:10 p.m. ET

The Yankees and White Sox finish their three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday afternoon.

Ivan Nova (3-3, 3.38 ERA) will pitch for the Yankees and oppose RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-5, 3.94 ERA) at 2:10 p.m. ET.


Yankees White Sox
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF 1. Adam Eaton (L) CF
2. Brett Gardner (L) LF 2. Tyler Saladino (R) 3B
3. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH 3. Jose Abreu (R) DH
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B 4. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
5. Brian McCann (L) C 5. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
6. Carlos Beltran (S) RF 6. Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
7.Chase Headley (S) 3B 7. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
8. Didi Gregorius (L) SS 8. Carlos Sanchez (S) 2B
9. Stephen Drew (L) 2B 9. Geovany Soto (R) C

Nova Notes: This will be his seventh start of the year, and he’s looking for his third straight win. Allowed two runs on five hits in five innings during his last start against the Rangers. In five career starts against the White Sox, Nova is 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA. Nova has a 3.72 ERA away from Yankee stadium in 2015.

Samardzija Notes: The right-hander has pitched at least seven innings in 10 straight starts. He has a 2.27 ERA over his last 39 2/3 innings pitched. At home this year, Samardzija has a 4-2 record and 2.86 ERA. Will be making his second career start against the Yankees. In his one previous start against New York, went seven innings and did not allow a run.

Yankees Notes: The Yankees are 5-4 on the current season-long road trip. For the last 30 days, New York has been in sole possession of first place in the American League East. Have won six of their last seven games against the White Sox. Mark Teixeira has reached base in 19 straight games. Since July 23, the offense has hit .310 as a team.

White Sox Notes: Coming into Sunday, the White Sox have won eight of their previous 10 games. The White Sox are 9-3 at home against the Yankees since 2012. Jose Abreu is riding a 12-game hitting streak, hitting .378 with four home runs in that time. The White Sox have hit at least one home run in five consecutive games.

Aug 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Diego Moreno (65) delivers a pitch during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S Cellular Field. Chicago won 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Moreno lands on DL with elbow inflammation

Pitcher Diego Moreno has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, the team announced Sunday (Aug. 2).

To replace Moreno, the Yankees have called up RHP Branden Pinder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

According to Marly Rivera of ESPN, the 28-year-old Moreno will go for an MRI on Monday.

Moreno, who was promoted by the Yankees in late July, had a 5.23 ERA in four games pitched in the majors this season.

He earned his first big-league win on July 28 in a 5 1/3 scoreless relief outing against the Rangers.

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Mitchell crushed, Yankees fall to White Sox

A night after their offense exploded for 13 runs, the Yankees cooled off on Saturday, falling to LHP John Danks and the White Sox, 8-2.

Danks was in control from the start, and limited the Yankees to one run on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.

But while Danks pitched well, Yankees (58-45) starter Bryan Mitchell had trouble from the onset. The right-hander finished the night after only four innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.

Chicago (50-52) started off strong against Mitchell, who was making just his second major-league start. Jose Abreu  started the scoring in first inning with a double.

An inning later, the White Sox tacked on a second run, as shortstop Alexei Ramirez hit his sixth home run of the season. Mitchell’s day was done in the fifth when Tyler Saladino drove in Chicago’s third run with an RBI single.

It did not get any better for the Yankees after Mitchell exited, as Melky Cabrera belted a three-run homer off reliever Diego Moreno. Moreno was later charged with two more runs in the seventh inning.

The closest the Yankees got was when Didi Gregorious nearly put them in the lead, but he was robbed of a would-be three-run home run, instead settling for a sacrifice fly.

Brian McCann hit his 17th home run of the year as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning.

The Yankees and White Sox end their series on Sunday afternoon in Chicago at 2:10 p.m. ET. 

Ivan Nova (3-3, 3.38 ERA) will start for the Yankees and will oppose RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-5 3.94 ERA) at U.S. Cellular Field. 

Mar 3, 2015; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (91) throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during a spring training baseball game at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Severino to make MLB debut on Wednesday

Top pitching prospect Luis Severino will make his major-league debut on Wednesday night against the Boston Red Sox (Aug. 1).

The 21-year-old Severino is one of New York’s four untouchable prospects whom they did not deal away at the trade deadline.

The Yankees need an additional starter to fill the void of Michael Pineda, whom they placed on the disabled list Thursday with a forearm strain (July 30).

Severino is 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after starting the season with Double-A Trenton.

Cashman told reporters the organization would not put an innings limit on Severino, who has thrown 99 1/3 innings in 19 minor-league starts this season (July 31, 5:44 p.m.). He threw 113 1/3 innings in the minors last year.

He last pitched Wednesday, striking out 10 and allowing one hit in six scoreless innings.


Game 103: Yankees at White Sox

Bryan Mitchell (0-0, 2.89 ERA) and the New York Yankees (58-44) take on John Danks (5-8, 4.97 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (49-52) Saturday at 7:10 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Field.

Yankees White Sox
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF 1. Adam Eaton (L) CF
2. Brett Gardner (L) LF 2. Tyler Saladino (R) 3B
3. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH 3. Jose Abreu (R) 1B
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B 4. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
5. Chris Young (R) RF 5. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
6. Chase Headley (S) 3B 6. Adam LaRoche (L) DH
7. John Ryan Murphy (R) C 7. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
8. Brendan Ryan (R) 2B 8. Carlos Sanchez (S) 2B
9. Didi Gregorius (L) SS 9. Tyler Flowers (R) C

Mitchell Notes: Mitchell is making his first start of the season after throwing 9 1/3 innings spread across six relief appearances for the Yankees, giving up eight hits and five runs (three earned). … He went 5-5 with a 3.12 ERA in 15 starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year. … He is 0-1 with a 2.66 ERA in his major league career, which includes one start and eight relief outings.

Danks Notes: Danks went 2-0 with a 3.81 ERA in five July starts. … He gave up nine hits and seven runs (six earned) in 4 1/3 innings vs. the Red Sox in his last time out. … Danks is 2-3 with a 5.64 ERA in eight career starts vs. the Yankees. … Compared to his 2-5 record and 6.29 ERA on the road, Danks is 3-3 with a 3.90 ERA in 10 home starts this season.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees

Yankees Notes: The Yankees currently hold a six-game lead over the Blue Jays and Orioles in the AL East. … They are 12-5 vs. AL Central teams this year. … Since the All-Star break, Mark Teixeira is hitting .438 with six home runs and 11 RBIs. … Chase Headley has put together a strong second half so far, batting .385 with one home run and 13 RBIs.

White Sox Notes: The White Sox sit 3 1/2 games behind the Twins for the second wild card spot. … They are tied with the Rays for the fewest runs (372) scored in the American League. … Melky Cabrera is hitting .391 with two home runs and 15 RBIs since the All-Star break. … David Robertson is 22 for 27 in saves this season and has a 2.63 ERA.