Jordan Montgomery equaled his personal best of the season with a solid seven innings and closer Aroldis Chapman stopped a comeback in the ninth inning just in time, prompting the New York Yankees to a 6-5 win on Monday The Chicago White Sox.
New York had a 6-1 lead at the start of the ninth, but Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve conceded a three-run homer by Tim Anderson and Cuban Chapman allowed a double tug to compatriot Jose Abreu. Chapman retired Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier for their eighth save, the first after overcoming an injury a week ago.
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Newly-promoted outfielder Tyler Austin hit a solo homer and a sacrifice fly for New York, which earned him his third win in 13 games and remains at the head of the AL East with Boston.
The only run in Montgomery’s (6-4) count was a solo Frazier homer.
New York took three Chicago errors to score four dirty runs against starter David Holmberg (1-2).
By the Yankees, the Dominicans Starling Castro of 2-0; Gary Sánchez of 3-0, with an annotated one. The Venezuelan Ronald Torreyes 3-1, with a powered.
For the White Sox, the Melky Cabrera 5-3, with an annotated. The Cuban Jose Abreu of 4-3, with an im