Center fielder Curtis Granderson has scored a Major League-high 96 runs this season, already 20 more than he scored last year and only 26 shy of the career-high 122 set in 2007 with Detroit. Granderson is on pace to score the second-most runs by a Yankees outfielder since 1950, behind Rickey Henderson, who scored 146 runs in '85. With his next home run, Mark Teixeira will reach the 30-homer mark for the seventh straight season and third time as a Yankee. He will become the fourth player in club history to hit at least 30 home runs in each of his first three seasons with the club, joining Babe Ruth, Roger Maris and Alex Rodriguez. White Sox: Konerko day to day
First baseman Paul Konerko, who left Sunday's game against the Red Sox before the fifth inning upon being hit on the left knee, didn't play on Monday and has no set timetable to return. "I couldn't imagine taking a swing right now, but sometimes these things can go from when I had that thing with my wrist early in the year -- that was on a Friday, and I played on Sunday," said Konerko, referencing a previous injury. "But probably on Saturday morning, I would have said I was a few days away. It went quick. Hopefully, it's something like that. You hope it's that and gets out of there quickly." The White Sox are 51-64 in August since 2007 and haven't posted a winning record in the month since '06. Worth noting
Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who exited Sunday's game with a bruised right middle finger and sat out Monday's 3-2 win, is expected to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday.
The Yankees are 23-9 in games started by left-handers this season, including 11 wins in their last 13 tries. New York right-hander David Robertson has not allowed a run in 20 road appearances this season, spanning 21 1/3 innings. When he plays in his next game, Chicago's Omar Vizquel will tie Brooks Robinson for 13th place on the all-time list with 2,896. Granderson has only one hit in 23 career at-bats against Danks.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano appeared in his 1,000th career game on Monday.