Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kuroda doesn't get threw 5, Robertson surrenders walk-off homer as Yankees lose to White Sox Again

What a way to blow a game.

Despite getting a first inning three-run home run from Brian McCann and a two-run top of the seventh to retake the lead, the Yankees fell to the White Sox tonight in frustrating fashion, 6-5.

For most of this contest, the Bombers led by small margins, largely due to that line drive homer from McCann.

Still, they did eventually surrender those advantages, mainly because of a duo of errors by Kelly Johnson and Brian Roberts that allowed the White Sox to pull within one.

In the bottom of the fifth, Chicago finally got to New York Starter Hiroki Kuroda, taking the lead on a two-run shot from Alexei Ramirez. Shortly afterwards, the struggling veteran was taken out after throwing his 100th pitch, failing to get the fifteenth out despite being charged with just two earned runs.

In their half of the seventh, the Yanks did find a way to take a 5-4 lead thanks to a wild pitch and an RBI Sac Fly from Jacoby Ellsbury, although, as you can see by the final score, it didn't last long, as Closer David Robertson went on to surrender a two-run walk-off homer to Adam Dunn that ended the game. 

The blown save, impressively, was Robertson's first of the year in ten tries, knocking the Yankees down to third place in the AL East.

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