Montgomery strong, Chapman ends rally and Yanks top ChiSox

CHICAGO (AP) Not much has come easy for the New York Yankees over the past two weeks. Not even the wins.

Jordan Montgomery matched his season high with seven solid innings and closer Aroldis Chapman shut down a ninth-inning rally just in time, lifting the Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night.

New York led 6-1 entering the ninth, but Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve gave up a three-run homer to Tim Anderson and Chapman allowed an RBI double to Jose Abreu. Chapman retired Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier to finish his eighth save and first since returning from the disabled list a week ago.

''The way things have been going, we'll take it right now,'' said Chase Headley, who had three hits and an RBI. ''It's not always pretty, but we had to find a way to win.''

Recently recalled outfielder Tyler Austin lined a solo homer and had a sacrifice fly for New York, which won for the third time in 13 games to keep pace with Boston atop the AL East.

''It was a big-time win for us,'' Austin said. ''They tried to make a little comeback there in the ninth, but Chappy, as he always does, shut the door.''

Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro returned to the starting lineup after getting a shot in his wrist Saturday, but strained his right hamstring running out a grounder in the third. He was replaced by Rob Refsnyder in bottom of the inning.

Manager Joe Girardi said Castro would get an MRI on Tuesday. He wouldn't speculate how long the infielder might be sidelined.

''When I tried to run, I was just feeling something tight,'' Castro said.

Austin Romine and Ronald Torreyes each drove in runs with sac flies.

Montgomery improved to 4-0 over his last five starts. The 6-foot-6 left-hander allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked one.

''We're really happy with what he's doing,'' Girardi said. ''He usually gives us pretty good distance and continues to grow as pitcher.''

Austin played in his third game this season since his recall from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

Frazier hit a solo homer for the only run off Montgomery (6-4). New York took advantage of three Chicago errors to score four unearned runs off starter David Holmberg (1-2).

''Listen, I thought Holmy kept us in the ballgame,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''And today was not a very clean ballgame.''

The Yankees activated outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury from the disabled list and put him in center field. Out since May 24 with a concussion, he had a single in five at-bats and scored twice.

RESERVING JUDGE-MENT

As of Monday, rookie sensation Aaron Judge led AL players in votes for the All-Star Game, but the 25-year-old outfielder still hasn't decided if he'll accept last week's invitation to the Home Run Derby.

''I've got a job to do on the field, so the last thing on my mind is worrying about the Home Run Derby,'' said Judge, who leads the majors with 26 homers. ''That's kind of on the back-burner.''

ROSTER MOVES:

The Yankees recalled Refsnyder and RHP Ronald Herrera from Triple-A. ... The White Sox recalled RHP Juan Minaya from Triple-A Charlotte and optioned RHP Gregory Infante.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: New York put OF Aaron Hicks on the DL. He injured his ribcage during a check swing Sunday and is expected to miss three to four weeks. ... DH Matt Holliday sat out his second game due to issues stemming from an allergic reaction he had in Oakland on June 17. He was sent for tests. ... Girardi said LHP CC Sabathia ''is feeling pretty good'' after throwing a 35-pitch bullpen Sunday. Girardi said the team is ''still deciding if (Sabathia) does one more bullpen or a simulated game next.''

White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon will make his first start of the season on Wednesday against the Yankees after being sidelined because of bursitis in his left biceps. He threw 4 1/3 innings for Charlotte on Friday. ... Before the game, GM Rick Hahn announced RHP Zach Putnam had Tommy John surgery last week and will miss the remainder of the season. Putnam, who was placed on the 10-day DL on April 25 with right elbow inflammation, had a 1.04 ERA in seven appearances this season.

UP NEXT

New York RHP Luis Severino (5-3, 3.30 ERA) will try to get back on track against Chicago LHP Jose Quintana (4-8, 4.69), who has won his past two starts. The 23-year-old Severino gave up a season-high six runs to the Angels in his last start and lost for the first time since May 1.

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NYY41-33
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CHW32-43
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  • W: J. Montgomery (6-4)L: D. Holmberg (1-2)S: A. Chapman (8)
  • HR: NYY - T. Austin (1), CHW - T. Frazier (13), T. Anderson (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF40000122.254.334.463.7980.0
S. Castro 2B20000000.313.348.486.8350.0
R. Refsnyder 2B30000002.156.206.250.4560.0
A. Judge RF21000300.330.443.6931.1364.0
G. Sanchez DH31000111.292.383.550.9322.5
T. Austin 1B41121014.182.167.455.6216.5
J. Ellsbury CF52100002.279.344.414.7583.0
C. Headley 3B41310000.262.347.384.7316.0
A. Romine C10010210.231.262.314.5762.5
R. Torreyes SS30110002.286.304.376.6802.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Anderson SS51231010.253.278.377.6558.5
    M. Cabrera LF51300001.284.331.401.7334.0
    J. Abreu DH40310102.297.350.503.8536.0
    A. Hanson PR-DH0000-000.250.284.345.000-
    A. Garcia RF50000018.325.365.523.888-0.5
    T. Frazier 3B31111211.212.322.429.7517.5
    M. Davidson 1B40000035.255.296.542.839-1.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B40000020.273.323.397.720-1.0
    K. Smith C41100010.255.264.349.6131.5
    A. Engel CF41100010.302.333.419.7521.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Headley (15)
      • HR - T. Austin
      • SF - T. Austin, A. Romine (3), R. Torreyes
      • RBI - T. Austin 2 (2), C. Headley (32), A. Romine (16), R. Torreyes (17)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (18)
      • HR - T. Anderson (7), T. Frazier (13)
      • RBI - T. Anderson 3 (24), J. Abreu (48), T. Frazier (36)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Montgomery
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Cabrera (5), A. Engel
      • E - M. Davidson (3), T. Frazier (7), D. Holmberg
      • PB - K. Smith (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Montgomery (W, 6-4)7.05111813.531.2128.0
      J. Holder0.21001103.781.38-1.5
      D. Betances0.10001101.091.14-0.5
      C. Shreve0.13330013.001.19-6.0
      A. Chapman (S, 8)0.22110003.121.214.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Montgomery (W, 6-4)7.0
      J. Holder0.2
      D. Betances0.1
      C. Shreve0.1
      A. Chapman (S, 8)0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Holmberg (L, 1-2)5.15624212.921.140.0
      J. Minaya1.20001106.941.632.5
      M. Ynoa2.01002203.901.484.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Holmberg (L, 1-2)5.1
      J. Minaya1.2
      M. Ynoa2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Montgomery 100-67, J. Holder 15-8, D. Betances 11-5, C. Shreve 12-11, A. Chapman 20-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Montgomery 10-3, J. Holder 1-0, C. Shreve 1-0, A. Chapman 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Montgomery 27, J. Holder 4, D. Betances 2, C. Shreve 4, A. Chapman 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Ynoa (2)
      • HBP - M. Ynoa (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holmberg 92-55, J. Minaya 36-21, M. Ynoa 39-21
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holmberg 7-7, J. Minaya 1-4
      • Batters Faced - D. Holmberg 25, J. Minaya 7, M. Ynoa 10
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      NYY41-33
      000303000661
      CHW32-43
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner LF40000122.254.334.463.7980.0
      S. Castro 2B20000000.313.348.486.8350.0
      R. Refsnyder 2B30000002.156.206.250.4560.0
      A. Judge RF21000300.330.443.6931.1364.0
      G. Sanchez DH31000111.292.383.550.9322.5
      T. Austin 1B41121014.182.167.455.6216.5
      J. Ellsbury CF52100002.279.344.414.7583.0
      C. Headley 3B41310000.262.347.384.7316.0
      A. Romine C10010210.231.262.314.5762.5
      R. Torreyes SS30110002.286.304.376.6802.0
      Total3166517513-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. Anderson SS51231010.253.278.377.6558.5
        M. Cabrera LF51300001.284.331.401.7334.0
        J. Abreu DH40310102.297.350.503.8536.0
        A. Hanson PR-DH0000-000.250.284.345.000-
        A. Garcia RF50000018.325.365.523.888-0.5
        T. Frazier 3B31111211.212.322.429.7517.5
        M. Davidson 1B40000035.255.296.542.839-1.5
        Y. Sanchez 2B40000020.273.323.397.720-1.0
        K. Smith C41100010.255.264.349.6131.5
        A. Engel CF41100010.302.333.419.7521.5
        Total385115231017-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Headley (15)
          • HR - T. Austin
          • SF - T. Austin, A. Romine (3), R. Torreyes
          • RBI - T. Austin 2 (2), C. Headley (32), A. Romine (16), R. Torreyes (17)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Abreu (18)
          • HR - T. Anderson (7), T. Frazier (13)
          • RBI - T. Anderson 3 (24), J. Abreu (48), T. Frazier (36)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Montgomery
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Cabrera (5), A. Engel
          • E - M. Davidson (3), T. Frazier (7), D. Holmberg
          • PB - K. Smith (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Montgomery (W, 6-4)7.05111813.531.2128.0
          J. Holder0.21001103.781.38-1.5
          D. Betances0.10001101.091.14-0.5
          C. Shreve0.13330013.001.19-6.0
          A. Chapman (S, 8)0.22110003.121.214.0
          Total9.011553102---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Montgomery (W, 6-4)7.0
          J. Holder0.2
          D. Betances0.1
          C. Shreve0.1
          A. Chapman (S, 8)0.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Holmberg (L, 1-2)5.15624212.921.140.0
          J. Minaya1.20001106.941.632.5
          M. Ynoa2.01002203.901.484.0
          Total9.0662751---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Holmberg (L, 1-2)5.1
          J. Minaya1.2
          M. Ynoa2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Montgomery 100-67, J. Holder 15-8, D. Betances 11-5, C. Shreve 12-11, A. Chapman 20-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Montgomery 10-3, J. Holder 1-0, C. Shreve 1-0, A. Chapman 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Montgomery 27, J. Holder 4, D. Betances 2, C. Shreve 4, A. Chapman 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Ynoa (2)
          • HBP - M. Ynoa (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holmberg 92-55, J. Minaya 36-21, M. Ynoa 39-21
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holmberg 7-7, J. Minaya 1-4
          • Batters Faced - D. Holmberg 25, J. Minaya 7, M. Ynoa 10
          • 9TH INNING
            Abreu doubled to deep right center, Cabrera scored65
            Anderson homered to center, Smith and Engel scored64
          • 6TH INNING
            Torreyes safe at first on Davidson fielding error, Headley scored61
            Romine hit sacrifice fly to center, Ellsbury scored51
            Austin homered to left center41
          • 4TH INNING
            Torreyes hit sacrifice fly into double play center to first to third to shortstop, Ellsbury scored, Headley out at third31
            Headley singled to left center, Sanchez scored, Ellsbury to second21
            Austin hit sacrifice fly to right, Judge scored11
          • 2ND INNING
            Frazier homered to left center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • M. Ynoa Pitching:
            • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Refsnyder lined out to third
            • A. Judge: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Judge walked
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez hit by pitch, Judge to second
            • T. Austin: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
            • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ellsbury lined out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Chasen Shreve relieved Dellin Betances
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Smith singled to shallow right
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Engel reached on an infield single to shortstop, Smith to second
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson homered to center, Smith and Engel scored
            • Aroldis Chapman relieved Chasen Shreve
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera singled to center
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Abreu doubled to deep right center, Cabrera scored
            • Alen Hanson ran for Jose Abreu
            • Alen Hanson at designated hitter
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Garcia grounded out to third
            • T. Frazier: Foul, Foul, Frazier flied out to left
            • End of the 9th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Michael Ynoa relieved Juan Minaya
            • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ellsbury lined out to shortstop
            • C. Headley: Headley singled to right
            • A. Romine: Ball, Headley to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Romine walked
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Torreyes lined out to left
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jonathan Holder relieved Jordan Montgomery
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera singled to center
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked, Cabrera to second
            • A. Garcia: Garcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Cabrera to third, Abreu out at second
            • Dellin Betances relieved Jonathan Holder
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier walked, Garcia to second
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Minaya Pitching:
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Judge popped out to third
            • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
            • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Austin lined out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Engel grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Sanchez flied out to deep right
            • T. Austin: Austin homered to left center
            • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury safe at first on Holmberg fielding error
            • C. Headley: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Headley doubled to deep right center, Ellsbury to third
            • Juan Minaya relieved David Holmberg
            • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Romine hit sacrifice fly to center, Ellsbury scored
            • R. Torreyes: Ball, Headley to third on passed ball, Foul, Torreyes safe at first on Davidson fielding error, Headley scored
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner walked, Torreyes to second
            • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder lined out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 2 Errors)
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to third
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Abreu singled to left
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia flied out to center
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked, Abreu to second
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gardner lined out to center
            • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Refsnyder flied out to right
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Judge grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith grounded out to third
            • A. Engel: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to left, Judge to third on 3rd baseman Frazier fielding error
            • T. Austin: Austin hit sacrifice fly to right, Judge scored
            • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ellsbury singled to center, Sanchez to second
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Headley singled to left center, Sanchez scored, Ellsbury to second
            • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Romine walked, Ellsbury to third, Headley to second
            • R. Torreyes: Torreyes hit sacrifice fly into double play center to first to third to shortstop, Ellsbury scored, Headley out at third
            • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • R. Torreyes: Torreyes singled to left, Torreyes out at second
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Rob Refsnyder at second
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Ball, Engel grounded out to third
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson singled to left center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Cabrera singled to left, Anderson to second
            • J. Abreu: Abreu flied out to left
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury popped out to shortstop
            • C. Headley: Ball, Ball, Headley grounded out to third
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Frazier homered to left center
            • M. Davidson: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Davidson flied out to deep center
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Smith grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner flied out to right
            • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez walked, Judge to second
            • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Austin reached on fielder's choice to third, Judge out at third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson safe at first on Montgomery fielding error
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera reached on fielder's choice to third, Anderson out at second
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu reached on an infield single to second, Cabrera to second
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Abreu out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)