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Tanaka can’t hold on as Yankees lose ground

Masahiro Tanaka reached back for something extra in the fourth inning to escape a bases-loaded jam, but the White Sox made sure that he could not repeat the feat two innings later. Yoan Moncada ripped a two-run double and Nicky Delmonico lifted a sacrifice fly that helped send the Yankees to a 6-2 loss Monday evening at Yankee Stadium.

A diving grab by left fielder Shane Robinson prevented further damage, but Robinson committed an error the next inning on a Yolmer Sanchez hit that set up Tim Anderson’s RBI double. Tanaka remained on the hook for the decision as New York couldn’t convert its late opportunities, falling 6 1/2 games behind the idle Red Sox in the American League East. Read More