Chicago White Sox
For much of the season, Hiroki Kuroda was the Yankees’ most reliable starting pitcher. With the club trying to chase down a wild-card spot, he has been a liability.
Alejandro De Aza’s two-run double in the 12th rallied the Chicago White Sox to a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, hours after New York’s Alex Rodriguez appealed his suspension.
The boo-birds came out in force for Alex Rodriguez again Tuesday. But then something different — a swelling of cheers from the crowd in Chicago.
Chris Sale allowed one run while outpitching Hiroki Kuroda into the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Tuesday night.
His fellow Yankees welcomed him back into the locker room and dugout, but also gave their opinions on PED usage in MLB and the associated punishments.
Alex Rodriguez blooped a single in his first at-bat of the season hours after being hit with a long suspension, but that was it for the embattled slugger as the Chicago White Sox ripped the Yankees 8-1 on Monday.
Shaun Marcum pitched eight shutout innings for his first win of the season, and Eric Young Jr. had three hits and drove in a run to lead the Mets to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Zack Wheeler allowed his first major-league home run, a game-tying solo shot by Tyler Flowers in the third inning.
Alexei Ramirez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth after Chicago committed a costly error in the top half of the inning, and the White Sox beat the Mets 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Jake Peavy pitched three-hit ball in his return from a balky back, Alejandro De Aza had a leadoff homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Wednesday night to split their two-game interleague series.
Matt Harvey was so dominant, it seemed certain the Chicago White Sox would never score. Instead, each pitch raised more tantalizing questions: Would they ever get a hit, or even a runner?
Dayan Viciedo will likely hit behind Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko in Robin Ventura’s lineup – a middle of the order that could combine for 100 dingers under the right circumstances.
Youk appears to be just another aging ballplayer at this point. He’s capable of getting hot for a couple weeks — but that’s about it.
It has to be a dream scenario for the former Red Sox star: play for the Yankees or his former manager, Terry Francona.
Rodriguez’s contract is an albatross that the Yankees are going to be forced to live with. The Bombers made their bed with A-Rod, and now they’re going to have to lie in it.