Aug 7, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) argues a call with home plate umpire Greg Gibson (53) as Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (21) looks on during the second inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Swept In Chicago

I don’t know if this is the straw that broke the camel’s back on the Yankee season, though it just might be. This was as brutal as loss for the Yankees as they’ve had in quite a while. The Yankees had two chances to win this game and it didn’t happen as they are swept by the White Sox 6-5 in Chicago.

The Yankees got off to a fast start in this one. Brett Gardner led off the game with a bunt single. Alfonso Soriano followed with 19th homer of the year, his 100th as a Yankee.

In the third, Soriano walked and Alex Rodriguez followed with a single. Two batters later, Vernon Wells made it 3-0 with an RBI single.  Eduardo Nunez made it 4-0 with his first career home run.

CC Sabathia delivered his best outing in a while. The wheels began to fall apart a little bit in the fifth. Gordon Beckham hit his third homer of the year in the fifth. In the seventh, Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios singled. Paul Konerko‘s double made it 4-2, and Beckham followed with a fielder’s choice that brought another run in.

 Mariano Rivera came in for the last time in Chicago and it didn’t go the way he wanted. With two out, Beckham doubled. Adam Dunn pinch-hit and followed with a single to tie the game.

The Yankees had a chance to win in the 10th but it didn’t happen. Then the 11th came and then the 12th.

Robinson Cano ended a 81 at bat homerless drought with his 22nd of the year of Dylan Axelrod. But it wouldn’t matter.

Adam Warren got the first two outs. Tyler Flowers hit a little groundball that deflected off his glove that no one could make a play on. Alexei Ramirez would follow with a single. De Aza’s triple would end it and give the Sox the win.

YGY Player Of The Game: Beckham

The Yankees begin a weekend series at home Friday night at 7:05 against the Tigers. Rick Porcello will face Ivan Nova.

Notes: The union filed its formal appeal of A-Rod’s suspension. More than likely, it won’t be heard until after the season

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