Saturday, May 14, 2016

New York Yankees bounce back with a close 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1.  Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched well, the bullpen was great as they unleashed the three headed monster in the back end of the bullpen.  Didi Gregorius had three hits to lead the offense. 

Nova pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up four  hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts.   Nova won his second game of the season.  Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings striking out all four batters that he faced, Andrew Miller gave up a hit in his one inning and struck out two and Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect inning striking out two and picking up his second save of the season. 

Jose Quintana pitched seven innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  He lost only his second game of the season.  Zach Duke pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Carlos Beltran drew a walk, Chase Headley drew a walk and Aaron Hicks had a hit and an RBI.  Gregorius had three hits and an RBI, Austin Romine had a hit and Hicks, Romine and Gregorius each hit a double.  The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

Adam Eaton had a hit, Jose Abreu had a hit and Todd Frazier had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Melky Cabrera had a hit, Brett Lawrie had a hit and Abreu and Lawrie hit a double.  Frazier hit a homerun and the White Sox were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the second Hicks hit an RBI double and Gregorius hit an RBI single to give them a 2-0 lead.  In the fourth Frazier hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees are now 6-3 on their current homestand and the last game of the series and homestand will be on Sunday afternoon.  The Yankees have a chance for a great homestand with a win and a good one with the loss.  They will then head out west to Arizona to begin a three game series on Monday night. 

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