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Yankee bats stifled as White Sox take series

The pieces had been set for a memorable moment as Giancarlo Stanton strode to home plate with the bases loaded in the fifth inning on Wednesday, representing an opportunity for the Yankees to break through in substantial fashion. The slugger saw just one pitch as the rally was extinguished in strange fashion, with Gleyber Torres tagged out sliding home on a wild fastball.

So it went on another frustrating evening for the Yankees, who were unable to contain Ryan LaMarre’s career-high four-RBI performance while landing on the wrong side of a 4-1 decision to the White Sox. New York dropped two of three games to open their week-long homestand, slipping to 7 1/2 games behind the Red Sox in the American League East.

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