Yanks Go Yard Recap: A-Rod’s Return Can’t Help New York Yankees In Chicago


On what was a busy news day for the New York Yankees, their on the field play didn’t exactly help take away the conversation from the off-field events. The Yankees fell to a team that had scored only four runs in their last four games and lost their last 10 in a row by a score of 8-1.

Aug 5, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman

Alex Rodriguez

takes off his elbow pad after hitting a single against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The White Sox got to Andy Pettitte right away with a bunch of bloops and bleeders. Alexei Ramirez started it with a single. Jeff Keppinger hit a comebacker that Pettitte knocked down but couldn’t make a play on. Alex Rios followed with a single to bring home run number one. Paul Konerko followed with a single to load the bases. Adam Dunn hit a sac fly to the wall to bring home another run. Gordon Beckham followed with a single to make it 3-0.  It wouldn’t stop there.

Josh Phegley led off the second with a single. Keppinger doubled two batters later. Rios would single both of them in.

In the third, Beckham and Casper Wells singled. With two out, Ramirez singled in a run. After a passed ball, a walk to Keppinger loaded the bases and knocked out Pettitte. Preston Claiborne came in and walked Rios.

Ramirez would add an RBI double in the sixth for the eighth run.

The Yankees finally got on the board in the seventh. Eduardo Nunez and Chris Stewart singled. Brett Gardner drove in Nunez with a sac fly.

YGY Player Of The Game: Rios

Game two of the series is at 8:05 ET Tuesday and features a battle of aces. Hiroki Kuroda will face Chris Sale.

Notes: Thomas Neal was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs after being designated for assignment when Curtis Granderson was activated off the DL on Friday. Rodriguez did get a hit in his first at bat but finished 1-4.