Tonight’s game was a game where some things went right for the Yankees…and then some things went terribly wrong. In the end, the Yankees were on the wrong end of a walk-off deficit, losing 6-5 to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.
The Yankees had taken an immediate 3-0 lead in the first inning on a Brian McCann three-run home run, but the Yankees coughed up the lead with lackluster defense, mostly from Kelly Johnson, who was playing first base while Mark Teixeira was the DH. The Yankees were able to retake the lead in the sixth on a wild pitch and a SAC Fly by Jacoby Ellsbury. Unfortunately, David Robertson, who had been perfect in save situations coming into the series, blew his first save as he allowed a two-run home run in the 9th inning to Adam Dunn.
Hiroki Kuroda didn’t have a sharp game, going only 4.2 innings while giving up four runs (two earned) on eight hits and only striking out three. Dellin Betances came in relief for Kuroda, going 1.1 innings while striking out three, Adam Warren went 1.2 innings while striking out one and David Robertson allowed two runs while only recording one out.
– The Yankees will turn to Vidal Nuno with hopes of getting Yankees back in the win column. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.