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Yankees split doubleheader with White Sox to avoid series loss

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  • Kyle Evans 

GAME 1 RECAP:

Luis Severino struggled again, and Michael King could not hold the lead as the New York Yankees (36-27) fell to the Chicago White Sox (28-35) 6-5 in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on Thursday evening. 

New York led 5-4 going into the seventh inning when King came on and served up a go-ahead two-run homer to Eloy Jimenez. The Yankees had three innings to rally but could not get anything going against Chicago’s bullpen despite an opportunity in the ninth. Anthony Rizzo grounded into a game-ending double play.


Severino allowed four runs on six hits over five innings. All the damage came via the long ball as he gave up three home runs for the second-straight start. 

The offense was led by Willie Calhoun, who smacked his fourth homer of the season, a two-run shot, and plated a run with a two-out single. Kyle Higashioka went 2-for-3, including a two-out RBI double, while Oswaldo Cabrera added a run-scoring single. 

The Yankees will try to avoid getting swept by the White Sox in the nightcap when they hand the ball to Randy Vásquez for his second big-league start.


GAME 2 RECAP:

The New York Yankees (37-27) salvaged the final game of the series with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox (28-36) in the nightcap of a doubleheader on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. 

Gleyber Torres snapped an 0-for-20 skid with a two-run homer, his 10th of the season, while Billy McKinney smacked his first. 

Randy Vásquez made his second Major League start and allowed just two hits over 5 2/3 shutout innings. The right-hander recorded his first big-league win. 

Ron Marinaccio struck out four over 2 1/3 innings. It was his first appearance since May 31. Clay Holmes picked up his seventh save. 

UP NEXT:

The Yankees will begin a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox on Friday in the Bronx. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.