It’s been a rough stay for the New York Yankees in Chicago and that inhospitable feeling continues after losing 6-5 to the Chicago White Sox, coming away with their second consecutive win over the Yankes thanks to a walk off home run by Adam Dunn in the ninth inning.
In a game filled with lead changes and big hits, the White Sox cmae out smiling thanks to David Robertson of the Yankees blowing a save for the first time this season. It began by giving up a hit to Dayan Viciedo, who was then replaced by Moises Sierra as the pinch runner. Adam Dunn, who has hit nine home runs to finish off games in the past managed to stay clam through an 0-2 count (0 out) and belt his 8th home run of the season, sending that low fastball 435 feet into the stands at U.S. Cellular Field, putting the White Sox at .500 again, while the Yankees lost for the fourth time in five games, all in Chicago.
That’s the best feeling in all of sports, especially after a night like tonight. Long game, I know everyone’s tired on both sides. Really, I wasn’t looking for anything. It’s 0-2. I figured he was probably trying to get a ground ball. First of all, I didn’t want to chase a bad pitch. He’s got two really, really good pitches. You just try to swing at a strike.
A game that lasted three hours and 52 minutes began with the Yankees taking a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning. Brian McCann hit a three-run homer with two outs to score Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira, but a disappointing day from Hiroki Kuroda on the mound allowed the White Sox to claw their way back and eventually get the lead.
It began with an error from Kelly Johnson that allowed Adam Eaton (3-for-5) to score, followed by an error from Brian Roberts which helped Alejandro de Aza to reach home plate. A home run from Alexei Ramirez, which signaled it was time for Kuroda to go (4.2 innings), his 7th of the season and reaching 34 RBIs on that two-run homer gave the White Sox the lead.
The Yankees fought back. Jake Petricka blew a save as a wild throw from him allowed Briant Roberts to score, and a sacrifice fly from Jacoby Ellsbury in the 7th gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead. Then came David Robertson and that wild swing from Adam Dunn, reaching 448 career home runs.
Daniel Webb closed the game for the White Sox, picking up his fourth win of the season by walking one and not allowing any hits during his eight and ninth inning performance before Dunn capped the evening off. Now that the White Sox have their ace (Chris Sale) back from his injury and already proving he is perfectly fine, maybe their hitting can start taking them a bit higher on the AL Central standings.