Jordan Montgomery struck out a career-high 11 in arguably the finest start of his career, Gio Urshela started the Yankees’ first triple play since 2014 and Gleyber Torres drove home the winning run in a 2-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday evening at Yankee Stadium.
After the Yankees were turned aside from a two-on, none-out opportunity in the eighth, Aroldis Chapman issued a leadoff walk and committed an error fielding a sacrifice-bunt attempt. Andrew Vaughn chopped a grounder to the third baseman Urshela, who threw to Rougned Odor at second base, then on to first baseman Luke Voit.
Torres shattered a scoreless tie by clearing the short right-field porch with an opposite-field home run in the seventh inning off reliever Michael Kopech, then connected for the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth — a run-scoring single to left field off Evan Marshall. It was Torres’ fifth-career walk-off hit.