In his second game since being suspended 211 games for steriod use, Alex Rodriguez was once again roundly booed in Chicago with the exception of one moment: when White Sox pitcher Chris Sale hit the second-baseman with a pitch in the third inning.
Rodriguez, who returned from hip surgery Monday, singled, walked and lined out in the losing effort, is appealing the suspension which goes into affect Thursday and would carry through the 2014 season. The fans in Chicago left little doubt as to the reception he can expect in parks around the Major Leagues.
Sale earned just his second win in 12 starts allowing five hits and one run through eight innings. Opposing pitcher Hiroki Kuroda gave up three runs and nine hits to notch the loss after winning his last three starts.
The Yankees were trounced by Chicago last night 8-1, and came out flat once again tonight before making it interesting with run in the ninth. However, closer Addison Reed struck out Alfonso Soriano to preserve the save.