Chicago White Sox lose in 9th to New York Yankees


Aug 22, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (left is congratulated by second baseman Carlos Sanchez (77) after hitting a first inning three run home run against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox were unable to keep the New York Yankees at bay on Friday night, as the Yankees won with a walk-off RBI single by Martin Prado to score Ichiro Suzuki for a 4-3 loss by the White Sox.

This loss by the White Sox was their fourth straight loss.

Abreu’s home run was his 33rd of the season, giving him a total of 93 RBIs, tied with David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox. Abreu is second in the Majors in home runs, trailing Nelson Cruz of the Baltimore Orioles, who has 34.

As for the White Sox, they scored all three of their runs in the first inning off a Jose Abreu home run with Alejandro De Aza and Carlos Sanchez for a then 3-0 lead.

Sanchez finished 3-for-4 with one run. He was recalled from the Triple-A Charlotte Knights to play second base in place of Gordon Beckham who was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Thursday.

The three hits by Sanchez were his first three hits of his MLB career, he played in one game earlier this season.

The Yankees scored two runs in the third and one run in the fifth to tied the score at 3-3.

John Danks had a no decision for the White Sox, pitching five innings. He allowed three earned runs on six hits and three walks. He struck out four and allowed one home run.

Danks’ ERA moved to 4.96 on the year.

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The loss went to Daniel Webb in 0.2 innings of relief. Webb allowed the game-winning run. In his two-thirds inning of relief, Webb (5-4) allowed the one run on two hits and two walks.

The winning pitcher was David Robertson, who pitched one inning of relief. He allowed no runs, hits or walks and struck out two.

With the loss, the White Sox drop to 10 games under .500 at 59-69 overall.

Though the White Sox did have three runs and out-hit the Yankees 11-9, and scored three runs, they still didn’t score any of those runs after the first inning.

The White Sox left seven runners on the bases and were 2-for-8 with RISP.

On Saturday, the White Sox will send Scott Carroll (5-7, 4.99 ERA) to the mound to face Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda (8-8, 3.97 ERA)