Yankees 3, White Sox 4: Shaky Cessa Leads to Series Split

Luis Cessa allowed four runs (two earned) in just 4⅔ innings as the Yankees dropped the series finale to the White Sox on a 4 to 3 score. The game took place after a two hour and 50 minute rain delay.

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The Yankees lost promising outfield prospect Dustin Fowler to a devastating knee injury in the bottom of the first inning. José Abreu hit a foul ball to the right side, and Fowler ran into the low wall at full speed. The injury was diagnosed as an open rupture of the right patella tendon.

Fowler’s replacement, Rob Refsnyder, dropped a fly ball in the second inning that led to two runs scoring. The White Sox got their other two runs on a double by reserve outfielder Willy García.

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The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the first when Didi Gregorius hit a ground ball to Abreu in the first inning. Aaron Judge was on first base, and Abreu tried to force him out at second base. But, the throw hit Judge in the back and Brett Gardner came in to score. Ronald Torreyes drove in Jacoby Ellsbury on a single in the fourth.

Fowler will most likely see himself placed directly onto the 60-day disabled list. Injuries like his typically take six months to a full year for recovery. If the Yankees do place him on the 60-day DL, they can immediately add another player onto the 40-man roster.

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