It was another not so great day against the Bronx Bombers for the Chicago White Sox, and it had the same ending as the day before … a loss, with the Good Guys losing to the New York Yankees, 5-3.
Scott Carroll of the White Sox (who now have lost their past five games) was the losing pitcher, and in the loss he pitched six innings. In his time on the mound, Carroll pitched six innings, but allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks.
Carroll (5-8) allowed one home run and saw his ERA go to 5.05 on the season.
The only other pitcher to take the mound for the White Sox was Matt Lindstrom who pitched two innings. He allowed no runs or hits in his two innings.
For the Yankees on the mound was Hiroki Kuroda who improved to 9-8 on the season. In his six innings on the mound Kuroda allowed two earned rinse on five hits and two walks. He struck out six with his ERA falling to 3.94 this season.
The Yankees and White Sox were tied at 1-1 after two innings, followed with the Yankees taking a 3-1 lead after four complete innings. After six innings the Yankees led by a 5-1 advantage.
Chicago (59-70) added one final run in the seventh inning.
For the White Sox, Jose Abreu led with a 2-for-3 day at the plate, with one RBI and one walk.
As for the Yankees (66-61) they also finished with seven hits. Martin Prado led the Yankees with a 3-for-4 day at the plate, on the same day the Yankees retired the jersey of former manager Joe Torre. Prado also had two RBIs.
Also with two hits for the Yankees was Carlos Beltran.
Tomorrow the White Sox will try to avoid the sweep with Chris Sale going to the mound. Sale will make the start with a 10-3 overall record and a 2.12 ERA. The Yankees will send Chris Capuano who is 0-2 with a 4.14 ERA.