The Bombers’ hitless streak did not last for long, however. Gardner led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo homer. Nunez lined a double to left and Granderson tripled him in. Nick Swisher then singled to right, bringing Granderson home. With the Yankees up 5-0 and Jackson having gone from no-hitter to batting practice in a blink of an eye, the White Sox pulled him and brought out Tony Pena.
Cano singled and Rodriguez doubled, scoring Swisher. Pena intentionally walked Eric Chavez and Russell Martin singled to left, plating Cano. Jorge Posada worked a walk, scoring Rodriguez and the White Sox made another pitching change, as they continued to search for their first out of the inning. By the end of the fifth, the Yankees held an 8-0 lead. The half inning had lasted 32 minutes, and 22 minutes had elapsed between Gardner’s first homer and when he struck out for the first out of the inning.
New York wasn’t done yet. …