CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees keep showing signs that they might be ready to break out, and they keep turning in performances like this.
Miguel Gonzalez pitched five-hit ball over seven innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Yankees 5-0 on Wednesday night.
“We can’t get over the hump,” manager Joe Girardi said. “We can’t play consistent enough to get over the hump and get to five games over, get to 10 games over and it’s a number of different things. It’s pitching at times. It’s swinging the bats at times. You look at the two games here and we didn’t hit with runners on and that was the difference.”
This time, it was one bad inning on the mound for Michael Pineda. And one rough night at the plate for the Yankees after they pounded out a season-high 20 hits in Tuesday’s 9-0 romp.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorious each had three hits for New York. But the Yankees (41-43) missed a chance to reach the .500 mark and dropped to 2-4 on a 10-game trip that takes them to the All-Star break.
Pineda, who had a 2.75 ERA in six June starts, gave up five runs and five hits in six innings. Four of those runs came…