NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia gave up two costly homers in the seventh inning and prized rookie Carlos Rodon pitched out of trouble all night as the Chicago White Sox damaged New York’s playoff drive Friday with a 5-2 victory over the Yankees.
Mike Olt hit a tiebreaking shot off Sabathia that soared into the second deck in left field. One out later, No. 9 batter Gordon Beckham homered off Sabathia (5-10).
The Yankees fell four games behind first-place Toronto in the AL East after the Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay. New York still has a firm hold on the league’s top wild-card spot.
New York grounded into four double plays, which helped Rodon (9-6) overcome five walks and two hit batters in winning his third consecutive start.
Ex-Yankees closer David Robertson got his 32nd save in 39 chances. It was his first outing against New York since signing a $46 million, four-year contract with the White Sox in December.
Chicago stopped its nine-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium dating to 2012.
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