Melky Leads ChiSox Over Lifeless Yankees

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Brian McCann launches a towering solo homer off Zach Putnam in the 9th to give the Yankees their first run since the 3rd inning on August 1, 2015 in Chicago

Game 103 / 58-45 / 1st / +5G : Didi Gregorius was robbed of a potential 3-run homer and old friend Melky Cabrera wasn’t, as the Yankees dropped the middle contest of a three game set 8-2, in lifeless effort against the Chicago White Sox. New York starter Bryan Mitchell failed to give the team much length, getting lifted after 4+ innings.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

White Sox 8, Yankees 2

“If Didi’s ball goes, it’s a totally different game at that point” ‐ Jacoby Ellsbury  (h/t: ‘Didi laments would-be homer’ by Bryan Hoch / MLB.com)

MEMORY LANE : On today’s date in 1941, Lefty Gomez of the Yankees pitches a 9-0 shutout over the St. Louis Browns despite walking 11 batters, the most ever issued in a shutout. Fifteen base runners are left stranded by the Browns … (h/t: Baseball-Reference.com, Today in Baseball History)

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