Sale strong, White Sox shut down Yanks again
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chris Sale pitched effectively into the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox got just enough off a stingy Hiroki Kuroda to upend the New York Yankees, 3-2, at U.S. Cellular Field.
Sale (7-11), who had come away victorious just once in his previous 11 starts, limited the Yankees to one run on five hits and four walks over 7 1/3 frames.
Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-4 with the eventual game-deciding RBI and threw out a runner at home for the ChiSox, who were mired in a 10-game losing streak prior to winning the first two meetings of this three-game set.
Kuroda (10-7) lost for the first time in over a month after coughing up three runs on nine hits over seven innings for New York, which fell to 2-5 on an eight-game trip.
The addition of Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees' lineup has not sparked a sudden surge in production, though the embattled slugger reached base three times in four plate appearances Tuesday with a single, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
The Yankees pulled within a run in the ninth courtesy of Brett Gardner's two- out RBI single, but Addison Reed struck out Alfonso Soriano to close out his 27th save.
08/06 23:19:18 ET