Monday, April 17, 2017

New York Yankees win eighth straight as they defeat the Chicago White Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-4.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and pitched well.  Starlin Castro had three hits and Aaron Judge and Matt Holliday each hit a homerun. 

Montgomery pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  He won his first game of the season and his career.  Adam Warren pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman saved his fourth game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit. 

Derek Holland pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up ten hits and seven runs with six of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out four and lost his second game of the season.  Anthony Swarzak pitched 2 1/3 perfect innings with three strikeouts and Michael Ynoa pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, Holliday had a hit and three RBI and Castro had three hits.  Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Judge had two hits and three RBI and Austin Romine drew a walk.  Pete Kozma had a hit, Castro hit two doubles and Headley hit a double.  Holliday and Judge each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Romine had a passed ball. 

Tyler Saladino had a hit and drew two walks, Tim Anderson had a hit and Melky Cabrera had two hits and drew a walk.  Avisail Garcia had a hit, Matt Davidson had a hit and Yolmer Sanchez had three hits and three RBI.  Kevan Smith had a hit and an RBI, Leury Garcia had a hit and Smith hit a double and Sanchez hit a homerun.  The White Sox were 2-7 with runners in scoring position an dleft six men on base.  Anderson and Cabrera each committed an error. 

In the third Holliday hit a three-run homerun to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.  Headley hit an RBI double and Judge hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 5-0.  In the fifth Judge hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 7-0.  In the seventh Sanchez hit a three-run homerun to cut the lead to 7-3 and in the ninth Smith hit an RBI double to make it a 7-4 game and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees have won eight straight games and are 7-0 at home to start the season for the first time since 1998.  The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night, Luis Severino will get the start for the Yankees opposite Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. 

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