The Yankees recalled right-handed reliever Ryota Igarashi from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Andy Pettitte's spot on the roster. Igarashi spent three days in New York earlier this month, but did not pitch. He allowed three earned runs with 15 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings at Triple-A.
The Yankees have three games against the White Sox to improve upon their 19-win June, which ties the most wins in a calendar month since July 2010. The last time they won 20 games in a month was August '09, when they went 21-7. They are 19-5 in June entering a four-game series against the White Sox at Yankee Stadium.
Eighty-one years ago Thursday, the New York Yankees of the American Soccer League hosted what is believed to be the first soccer game at the original Yankee Stadium. Celtic F.C. of Glasgow, Scotland, won, 4-1. The current Yankee Stadium will host matchups between Chelsea and Paris St. Germain on July 22 and between Real Madrid and AC Milan on Aug. 8.