CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Robert singled off Aroldis Chapman to drive home the winning run in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox edged the Yankees 3-2 Saturday night, stopping New York’s five-game winning streak.
The Yankees, with the best record in the majors, had slugged away for a total of 25 runs in taking the first two games of the series. They rallied for the tying run in the ninth inning, but a baserunning mistake cost them a chance to score more.
“The first two games, they were just better than us,” Robert said through an interpreter. “But today we came prepared and were able to execute and then we got on top.”
With one out in the Chicago ninth, Tim Anderson singled and Yoán Moncada walked against Chapman (0-1). Robert followed with his big hit to right, setting off a lively celebration on the field.
“Losing Moncada, that’s the one he didn’t want to do that, but he was aggressive with his stuff,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said about Chapman.
Moncada homered and Dallas Keuchel threw five shutout innings for the White Sox, who have won eight of 11.
New York had won 19 of 22.
Anderson finished with three hits and Moncada and Robert added two apiece for the White Sox, who improved to just 2-9 against the Yankees since June 15, 2019.
“We’ve still got a long season,” Anderson said. “Everybody just continue to keep working and keep trying to get healthy, and hopefully we’ll get to where we’re trying to go.
The Yankees scored a run in each of the last two innings.
New York ended the shutout on three consecutive singles off Joe Kelly in the eighth. Giancarlo Stanton’s one-out single cut the lead to 2-1 to chase Kelly. Liam Hendriks (1-2) struck out Josh Donaldson and Gleyber Torres to end the inning.