The Yankees fell victim to the long ball and were unable to recover in a 4-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday, snapping an eight-game winning streak. >> Read more
Luis Severino had ten strikeouts for a second straight outing and gave up just three hits, but two were costly: Leury Garcia hit a solo shot in the third inning and Avisail Garcia hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning.
Starlin Castro had a two-out RBI in the ninth inning to put the Yankees on the board, but the Yankees were unable to do any further damage.
White Sox starter Miguel González breezed through the Yankees' lineup and pitched into the ninth inning before departing with two outs to go in the game. David Robertson finished the inning and picked up the save for Chicago.
Severino pitched much better than his final line, but the home run ball bit him twice. He was cruising in the third inning and got beat on a fairly decent pitch. Then he was done in by a critical error on a potential double play grounder, which led to a no-doubt homer on a hanging slider.
Severino might have deserved better, but the Yankees offense couldn't move the needle against Gonzalez and Robertson until a late rally fizzled. It's hard to get upset with the Yankees after running off eight straight wins in which they scored 49 runs.
Nights like this happen. It's important that Severino moves on and soaks in the positive aspects of his start (there were plenty) and the offense turns the page tomorrow as they gun for the series win.
The Yankees will try to take the rubber game of their three-game series with the White Sox on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.