Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The New York Yankees drop another one in Chicago

The New York Yankees drop another one in Chicago

The Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. The final score was 3-2 and the game took place at US Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. Hiroki Kuroda started and pitched ok for the Yankees. The Yankees offense didn’t do much.

Kuroda pitched seven innings giving up three runs on nine hits. He walked one and struck out four and lost his 7th game of the season. David Robertson pitched an inning giving up a hit.

Brett Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Alfonso Soriano had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit, drew a walk and was hit by a pitch. Robinson Cano had a hit and drew a walk, Jayson Nix had a hit and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, which was a pinch hit. Austin Romine had a hit, Nix hit a double and the Yankees were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Soriano had a stolen base.

Chris Sale won his seventh game of the season pitching 7 1/3 innings giving up five hits and a run. He walked four and struck out six. Nate Jones pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out both batters and Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run and he struck out two.

Alejandro De Aza had two hits and an RBI, Alexei Ramirez had a hit and Alex Rios had a hit. Adam Dunn had a hit, Paul Konerko had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Conor Gillaspie had a hit and an RBI. Gordon Beckham had two hits, Josh Phegly had a hit and Beckham and De Aza each hit a double. The White Sox were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. De Aza was caught stealing and had an outfield assist.

In the first inning the Yankees took a 1-0 lead on a wild pitch. In the fourth Gillaspie hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. Konerko hit into a force out in the sixth and a run scored giving the White Sox a 2-1 lead. The White Sox extended their lead to 3-1 in the seventh on a De Aza RBI double. Gardner hit an RBI single in the ninth to make it 3-2 and that would be the final score.

The Yankees record fell to 57-55 and the White Sox record improved to 42-69. The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Wednesday night. The Yankees will try and avoid the sweep and finish the road trip on a positive note.

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