May 25, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo (64) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox were unable to gain the series win over the New York Yankees Sunday afternoon, losing by a 7-1 score.
It wasn’t the day for the White Sox at the plate, tallying just seven hits and one run in the final game of the four-game series. Each team won two games in the series.
Going into the series, my prediction on the Yanks Go Yard podcast was a series split, but it would have been good for the White Sox to win this series, especially after winning the first two games on Friday and Saturday.
In the loss, the White Sox fall to 25-27 overall. Four of the seven hits by the White Sox were off the bats of Conor Gillaspie and Alexei Ramirez, each going 2-for-4. Gillaspie also had one RBI.
Andre Reinzo had his worst outing of the season, pitching just five as he suffered his first loss of the season. Reinzo allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks. He struck out seven.
Entering this game, it was a known fact the White Sox would have their hands full with Yankees rookie Masahiro Tanaka, and they did. Tanaka pitched 6.2 innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and two walks. The Rookie of the Year candidate struck out six.
In this game, I would have loved to have seen Jose Abreu healthy so the two best rookies in the AL could have faced each other. Maybe they can later this summer in New York.
The White Sox host the Cleveland Indians starting Monday at US Cellular Field for a three-game series.
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