For the first time in more than 20 years, the Yankees have been swept in a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field, and it’s cut their division lead to just three games over the fast-charging Rays. A 2-1 loss to the White Sox finished off the sweep as Chicago ace Chris Sale allowed three hits and struck out 13 through 7.2 innings. Derek Jeter hit his third solo home run in as many days, giving him 13 for the season, but the homer that made the difference was a solo shot by Alex Rios in the bottom of the sixth. It was the 29th home run allowed by Hughes this season – the second-most for any pitcher in the American League — and it broke a 1-run tie to put the White Sox in front. All told, Hughes allowed two runs on five hits through seven innings but took his 11th loss.
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