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Aroldis Chapman gives up walk-off as White Sox beat Yankees

CHICAGO — The Yankees don’t often lose to the White Sox, but when they do, they lose in dramatic fashion.

Aroldis Chapman agreed on Luis Roberts’ game-winning single, which Tim Anderson scored with an out in the bottom ninth goal, and the Yankees had ended their five-game winning streak with a 3-2 loss in guaranteed rate field.

It was only the Yankees’ second loss in their last 11 games against the White Sox. The other was last year’s Field of Dreams game in Iowa, which ended in an Anderson homer.

Anderson beat Chapman with an out. Chapman then went for a walk with Yoan Moncada before Robert finished it off.

The Yankees had their best chances late in the game.

After the White Sox led 2-1, Joey Gallo led the ninth with a walk on Liam Hendriks, who had entered eighth to save Joe Kelly.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa followed with a single to the right, sending Gallo into third place.

Luis Robert celebrates after his walk-off single.
Luis Robert celebrates after his walk-off single.
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With Kyle Higashioka at the plate, Kiner-Falefa stole second place. Higashioka hit a sacrificial fly to the left, allowing Gallo to equalize, but Kiner-Falefa was knocked out trying to move up to third for the second out.

Early in the round of 16, the White Sox went 2-0 to Kelly, who torched him for five runs from the Yankees on Thursday.

Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo tied with an out and Giancarlo Stanton followed with a run-scoring single to the left to make it 2-1.

Stanton was replaced by pinch-runner Aaron Hicks and Kelly was drawn in favor of Hendriks, who was looking for his first five-out save of the season.

Luis Robert gets a shower after the White Sox beat the Yankees.
Luis Robert gets a shower after the White Sox beat the Yankees.
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With Josh Donaldson at the plate, Rizzo stole third place to put runners in the corners. However, Donaldson went down and swung for a second time.

Then came Gleyber Torres, who has had a lot of big hits lately. But after Hicks finished second, Torres also went down with a 98-mile four-knife.

The Yankees waited until pitcher Jordan Montgomery left the game to start scoring runs.

In his first six starts, Montgomery received just 2.33 runs per support game, one fewer full runs than anyone else in the Yankees rotation. Next is Nestor Cortes with 3.83.

The Yankees have only had more than three runs for Montgomery once this season. It was similar on Saturday against Dallas Keuchel, the left-hander who has plagued the Yankees throughout his career.

Keuchel, who came into the game with a 2.23 ERA in nine career starts against the Yankees, came into the game this year with a 6.86 ERA. That was somewhat skewed by a one-inning disaster against the Guardians on April 20 when Keuchel conceded seven earned runs.

Keuchel pitched five scoreless innings on Saturday.

Montgomery was shaky from the start. Anderson led with a single from the end of first and moved into second with a grounder from Moncada. Robert ripped a shot, just a foul, before Anderson scored with his single to center to give Chicago a 1-0 lead in a 26-pitch inning.

Jordan Montgomery reacts during the Yankees' loss to the White Sox.
Jordan Montgomery reacts during the Yankees’ loss to the White Sox.
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Stanton, who had homed in the previous three games, opened the top of the second with a double on the first baseline. He advanced to third with a flyball from Torres, but after Gallo left, Kiner-Falefa flew to the middle.

Montgomery and the Yankees fell further behind when Moncada hit a leadoff homer to center in the bottom third.

Stanton was stranded in second in the fourth inning after singled and advancing on a wild pitch.

Montgomery’s struggles continued at the end of the fourth.

The left-hander, who hadn’t battered in his last three starts or first three innings on Saturday, allowed Adam Engel and Josh Harrison back-to-back walks with an out in the fourth.

After a visit from pitching coach Matt Blake, Montgomery got Anderson to bat in an inning-end doubles play to keep it 2-0.

Kiner-Falefa outed with an out in the fifth and DJ LeMahieu and Judge pulled two out walks and set Rizzo up with loaded bases.

But Rizzo, with just five hits and two RBIs in his previous 40 plate appearances, ended up in second place to end the threat.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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