Chicago's Avisail Garcia hits a three-run home run during the seventh inning against New York at Yankee Stadium in New York on Tuesday. (Associated Press)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:00 am
Chicago 4, New York 1
Sox halt Yankee win streak
Chicago starter gets first road win since July, 2015
RONALD BLUM | Associated Press
NEW YORK – Miguel Gonzalez ended his road woes with a flourish.
He had been 0-7 in 19 starts away from home since winning at Tampa Bay for Baltimore on July 25, 2015. The 32-year-old right-hander's first road victory for the Chicago White Sox was one to savor.
Gonzalez pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning, Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia homered off Luis Severino, and the White Sox defeated the Yankees 4-1 Tuesday night to stop New York's eight-game winning streak.
“I never thought about it,” Gonzalez said of the skid.
Gonzalez (2-0) allowed four hits – all infield singles – and one run in 81/3 innings, struck out four and walked one.
He threw just 88 pitches – needing three in the seventh despite Jacoby Ellsbury's leadoff bunt single. Matt Holliday grounded into a double play and Starlin Castro bounced out, both on the first pitch.
“His stuff was moving all over. He was living on the edges,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
Gonzalez retired his first 12 batters before Castro's infield single on a slow bouncer to shortstop leading off the fifth.
David Robertson came on in relief with a 4-0 lead and two on in the ninth after a four-pitch walk to Brett Gardner.
“I was getting a little tired towards the end, leaving the ball up,” Gonzalez said.
Robertson loaded the bases with a walk to Ellsbury, struck out Holliday and forced in a run with a walk to Castro.Aaron Judge grounded into a forceout for Robertson's fourth save, ending a game that breezed by in just 2 hours, 16 minutes.
On the 94th anniversary of the first game at original Yankee Stadium across 161st Street, the Yankees lost for the first time in eight home games this season.
Severino (1-1) was dominant for much of the night, throwing his fastball at up to 99 mph.
He allowed just three hits in a career-high eight innings, struck out 10 and walked none. But two of the hits were homers, and three of the four runs off him were earned.
Leury Garcia reached down to drive a 96 mph pitch into the Yankees bullpen in the third for his first home run this season.
Chicago made it 4-0 in the seventh after Tim Anderson singled, just the second ball the White Sox hit out of the infield. Melky Cabrera hit a double-play ball to shortstop Pete Kozma, who allowed the grounder to glance off his glove for an error.
Cleanup hitter Jose Abreu, just 8 for 49 (.163) at the plate this year, popped up a bunt to the catcher.
“I can't fault him for that,” Chicago manager Rick Renteria said.
Avisail Garcia then sent a hanging slider on a 2-0 count into the visitors' bullpen in left-center.
“I was trying to throw a slider for a strike and he got me with it,” Severino said.