The trio of Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, and Andrew Miller got the best of Chicago shutting down the late inning magic to preserve the 2-1 victory.
In a game that featured very little offense, New York's two-run mini explosion was just enough to best one of the best starters in the American League, in Jose Quintana. Chase Headley started the rally with a two-out walk. Former Minnesota Twins Aaron Hicks doubled to center field to score Headley. Didi Gregorius, who was 3 for 3, singled to right field scoring Hicks to make it 2-0.
Yankees starter Ivan Nova made his second start of the season lasted only 74 pitches, but he was able to Chicago’s offense at bay most of the afternoon. In the 4th inning, Todd Frazier hit his 12th home run of the season to cut the deficit to 2-1. Nova provided just enough to hand the ball off to the Yankees devastating bullpen with a lead. Betances, Miller, and Chapman faced 10 batters and struck out eight. Betances struck out all four batters he faced, increasing his season K/BB rate with 28 strikeouts to just three walks. Miller now has 24 strikeouts to just one walk in 13.2 innings pitched. Chapman recorded his second save of the season. For a young season that has seen crazy comebacks in the 7th inning and later, today served as a humbling late game experience for the White Sox.
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