Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New York Yankees eight game win streak is snapped in loss to the Chicago White Sox

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 4-1.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  The offense couldn’t do much of anything. 

Severino pitched eight innings and gave up three hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  He walked none and struck out ten.  Severino lost his first game of the season.  Jonathan Holder pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Miguel Gonzalez won his second game of the season pitching 8 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts.  David Robertson saved his fourth game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks and he struck out one. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk and Starlin Castro had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Austin Romine had a hit, Chase Headley had a pinch hit and the Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Pete Kozma committed a very costly error turning an easy double play into a jam which led to a three-run homerun that put the game out of reach. 

Tim Anderson had a hit, Avisail Garcia had a hit and three RBI and Leury Garcia had a hit and an RBI.  L. Garcia and A. Garcia each hit a homerun and the White Sox were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left none on base.  Anderson committed an error. 

In the third L. Garcia hit a solo homerun giving the White Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the seventh A. Garcia hit a three-run homerun to push the lead to 4-0.  In the ninth Castro drew an RBI walk to cut the lead to 4-1 but that would be the final score. 

The Yankees eight game win streak was snapped and this was their first home loss of the season.  The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Wednesday night.  Masahiro Tanaka will make the start for the Yankees. 

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