Aroldis Chapman’s struggles continue as Yankees lose Game 1 to White Sox

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Aaron Boone did what helium could to diffuse the Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson feud on Sunday, and helium wanted the Yankees to “hopefully conscionable play ball.” 

One time aft tensions escalated implicit Donaldson referring to Anderson by Jackie Robinson’s archetypal name, determination were nary fireworks betwixt the teams oregon from the Yankees’ bats speech from Aaron Judge’s game-tying location tally successful the eighth inning. 

But Aroldis Chapman’s troubling two-week skid continued successful the ninth of a 3-1 nonaccomplishment to the White Sox successful the archetypal crippled of a doubleheader astatine the Stadium. 

Judge’s solo blast disconnected reliever Kendall Graveman, his league-leading 15th of the season, knotted the score, but A.J. Pollock greeted Chapman with a leadoff homer to near successful the ninth arsenic the league-leading Yankees slipped to 29-11 astatine the 40-game mark. 

It was the 5th consecutive crippled since May 11 successful which Chapman has allowed astatine slightest 1 earned tally — pursuing a 12-appearance scoreless drawstring — and the 2nd successful which he’s suffered a loss. 

Aroldis Chapman reacts during the ninth inning.Aroldis Chapman reacts during the ninth inning. Corey Sipkin for the NY POST
Aroldis Chapman successful  the Yankees' dugout aft  getting pulled from Game 1 of their doubleheader against the White Sox.Aroldis Chapman successful the Yankees’ dugout aft getting pulled from Game 1 of their doubleheader against the White Sox.Corey Sipkin

Chapman was checked retired by a trainer aft issuing a locomotion to pinch-hitter Andrew Vaughn. The Cuban lefty remained successful the crippled and coughed up an RBI treble to Adam Engel for a 3-1 people earlier Boone pulled him to dense boos from the twin-bill crowd. 

The dugouts had cleared the erstwhile day, soon aft Donaldson had referred to Anderson arsenic “Jackie,” infuriating the White Sox shortstop. Donaldson said aft the crippled that helium was making a gag astir Anderson dubbing himself “today’s Jackie Robinson” successful a 2019 Sports Illustrated story, but Anderson took discourtesy to the jab and Chicago manager Tony La Russa called it a “racist” comment. 

With MLB investigating the incident, Donaldson was successful the Yankees’ starting lineup and went 0-for-4. Anderson was rested for the opener with the anticipation helium would commencement successful the nightcap, La Russa said. 

Jameson Taillon posted his longest commencement among 8 this play successful Game 1, allowing conscionable 1 earned tally connected 5 hits implicit 7 innings with 1 locomotion and 7 strikeouts. 

The White Sox didn’t registry their archetypal deed against Taillon until Yoan Moncada bunted against the displacement past 3rd basal and legged retired a treble successful the third. 

Taillon fanned Leury Garcia with 2 runners successful scoring presumption to flight the inning, but the White Sox strung unneurotic 3 consecutive singles 1 inning aboriginal — including an RBI sound to close by Yasmani Grandal — for a 1-0 lead. 

YankeesGiancarlo Stanton and the Yankees mislaid Game 1 of a doubleheader to the White Sox connected Sunday.Corey Sipkin
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Veteran righty Johnny Cueto kept the Yankees disconnected equilibrium and scattered 4 hits done six shutout frames. Aaron Hicks and Isiah Kiner-Falefa rapped consecutive singles to pursuit Cueto successful the seventh, but reliever Joe Kelly worked retired of the jam with an assistance from immoderate shoddy basal moving by Hicks. 

Kelly slung an 0-2 fastball past Marwin Gonzalez for the archetypal out, and helium picked disconnected a leaning Hicks astatine 2nd earlier besides striking retired Jose Trevino to support the one-run cushion. Kiner-Falefa besides had been picked disconnected archetypal basal by Cueto successful the second. 

Judge clobbered Graveman’s 0-2 two-seam fastball into the 2nd platform with 1 down successful the eighth for a 1-1 game, but the Yanks stranded runners connected the corners connected Hicks’ pop-up to extremity the inning up of Chapman’s latest concerning outing successful the ninth.