Game Day

Yankees use big third inning to down White Sox

BRONX, N.Y. — The Chicago White Sox came to the Bronx on Monday night looking to halt the New York Yankees win streak at seven games. Jordon Montgomery was on the bump for the Yankees against Sox pitcher Derek Holland. Although the White Sox put some runs up late in the game, it wasn’t enough as the Yankees won 7-4.

Things got off to a slow start early on, but in the bottom of the third inning, Holland imploded. With two strikes on Matt Holliday, Holland left a pitch right over the heart of the plate and the Yankees designated hitter took the ball deep into the left field bleachers, making it 3-0.

The Yanks added two more runs in the third behind a double from Chase Headley and an infield single from Aaron Judge. Holland finished the night without getting through the fifth inning and allowed six earned runs.

Judge put the game out of reach for the White Sox when he delivered a two-run blast, which effectively ended Holland’s night.

With all the run support, Montgomery cruised through a majority of his start. Montgomery fired six scoreless innings before allowing a three-run homer to White Sox designated hitter, Carlos Sanchez. The lefty finished the night with four strikeouts, two walks and allowed seven hits.

The White Sox bullpen shut down the Yankee bats after Holland’s abysmal start. Anthony Swarzak and Michael Ynoa pitched 3.1 innings, struck out 5 combined and didn’t allow a hit.

Yankees’ reliever Adam Warren allowed his first base runner of the season along with his first run of the season in the ninth inning. Warren pitched 2.1 innings in relief. Aroldis Chapman finished off the game for the Yankees by inducing a double play.

The Yankees improved to 9-4 on the season and, with this win, increased their streak to eight games in a row. Luis Severino will take on Miguel Gonzalez in Tuesday night’s matchup as the Yankees look to make it nine in a row.

Win- Jordan Montgomery (1-0)
Loss- Derek Holland (1-2)
Save- Aroldis Chapman (4)

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