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Yankees 9, White Sox 1: Dylan Covey roughed up

Three homers give rookie a dose a reality in Yankee Stadium

Chicago White Sox v New York Yankees Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

With the earlier-than-usual start on the East Coast, the White Sox already trailed 4-0 by the time I got home from work, so I didn’t get to see Dylan Covey dig the hole in his second start.

I did get to see Covey give up four runs in the fifth inning on a pair of no-doubt blast. Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer on a 3-0 count, and Aaron Judge made it back-to-back with one of his prodigious clouts, so at least I had an idea of how Covey fell into a 4-0 deficit.

Catching up on game logs and highlights, Covey did so by allowing a two-run shot to Chase Headley in the first, then giving up a pair of runs in the second. Austin Romine looped a single to center for one run, and another run came home on a fielder’s choice.

I don’t know if the White Sox could have made up a four-run deficit, but parts of the lineup looked capable. For instance, Jose Abreu broke out of his road slump by going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, including his hardest-hit ball of the season. Avisail Garcia had another good game, drawing two walks and getting robbed on a shot to short. Tim Anderson had a couple of deep drives, and scored the only run on one of Abreu’s doubles.

Then again, the bottom four spots went 1-for-14 with four strikeouts, which was a big reason why the White Sox went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. The final four runs Covey gave up merely sealed the deal. At least he went five.

Record: 7-7 | Box score | Highlights