Sox go for rare sweep of Yanks

August, 22, 2012
8/22/12
5:43
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Powers By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- The New York Yankees have given the Chicago White Sox trouble throughout time.

The White Sox are 237 games under .500 against the Yankees. The White Sox have won 806 games and lost to 1,043 games to the Yankees.

This year has been a different story.

The White Sox clinched the season’s series with a win over the Yankees on Tuesday. It was the first time the White Sox accomplished that since 2003.

And if the White Sox were to defeat the Yankees on Wednesday and sweep them, that would be an even larger feat. The White Sox last swept the Yankees in Chicago in 1991.

“Not a lot of teams sweep the Yankees,” White Sox slugger Adam Dunn said prior to Wednesday’s game. “Twenty-one years, would be pretty cool, though.”

Here’s the White Sox’s lineup against the Yankees on Wednesday:


1. Dewayne Wise, CF

2. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

3. Adam Dunn, 1B

4. Paul Konerko, DH

5. Alex Rios, RF

6. A.J. Pierzynski, C

7. Dayan Viciedo, LF

8. Alexei Ramirez, SS

9. Gordon Beckham, 2B
Chris Sale, LHP
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
.317 36 107 80
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
WC. Sale 12
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208