White Sox Snap Yankees' 8-game Winning Streak

Rosalie Stanley
April 20, 2017

However, their starting pitching still needs improvement and they could make a run for the playoffs if they can acquire a starter like Jose Quintana of the Chicago White Sox.

The Cubs came from 6-2 down to get past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 and back to winning ways on Tuesday.

Dylan Covey (0-1) got beat in his second major league start, allowing eight runs, 10 hits and three homers over five innings.

Holland was tagged for 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings and fell to 1-7 with a 6.97 ERA against the Yankees. Until next time, Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees' Chase Headley, right, celebrates his two-run homer with Brett Gardner during the first inning of the baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in New York.

White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera dove to take a hit from Jacoby Ellsbury in the first inning.

The Blue Jays' slump continued as ace Marcus Stroman struggled in a home start against the Red Sox. He got ahead 2-0, and when Severino tried to sneak a get-me-over slider past him, Garcia pounced and crushed it out to left for a three-run homer and a 4-0 lead. Stroman now owns a 4.05 ERA this season as Toronto fell to 2-11.

Almost five years later, Montgomery found himself on the mound Monday night at Yankee Stadium with the Yankees off to their best start in seven years and dealing with the pressure of facing major league hitters.

Knuckleballer Steven Wright (1-1) allowed three runs - one earned - and nine hits in six innings as Boston won its third straight.

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"I think he pitched tremendous", Romine said.

Aroldis Chapman came on and gave up a single that put runners at the corners, but the closer got Tyler Saladino to ground into a game-ending double play for his fourth save - the fourth double play turned by the Yankees.

"I think you can think about Didi because realistically he should be here quicker than Gary", Girardi said.

Gonzalez shut down a lineup that has been on fire the past week and a half on their home field.

Two batters later, Matt Holliday hit a misplaced Derek Holland fastball 459 feet for a three-run, two-out homer to break a scoreless tie, and the Yankees added two more runs in the inning. They're still flawless (7-0) at Yankee Stadium this year, paced by consistently excellent starting pitching and a strong bullpen. He hit a three-run home run into the left field bullpen to give NY at 7-1 lead. The major league record for consecutive games with a homer is eight by Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly and Dale Long. Until Yolmer Sanchez drilled a three-run off a fastball that cut too much in the seventh, the left-handed Montgomery had baffled the White Sox with his smarts and his stuff.

Headley's average dropped 15 points after he went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a 7-4 win that featured long home runs by Matt Holliday and Aaron Judge.

Bryan Mitchell was flawless over 1 1/3 innings for NY on his 26th birthday, and Tommy Layne finished.

Leury Garcia reached down to drive a 96 miles per hour pitch into the Yankees bullpen in the third for his first home run this season.

George Springer hit his AL-leading seventh home run for the Astros, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. NY went 8-1 over its first stretch in the Bronx this season, its most wins in a homestand since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009.

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