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Jose Abreu hit a game-ending, two-run single off Dellin Betances, and the White Sox stopped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
 
Abreu also had an RBI double in the third. The big first baseman batted with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and struck out.
 
Kevan Smith sparked the winning rally with a one-out walk. Betances (3-2) then walked Alen Hanson and hit Yolmer Sanchez, loading the bases.
 
After Melky Cabrera fouled out, Abreu hit a grounder into left field. Brett Gardner's throw to the plate was high, and Hanson scored easily.
 
Dan Jennings (3-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.
 
New York wasted an outstanding start by Luis Severino, who struck out a career-high 12 while pitching seven innings of one-run ball. It has dropped three of four and 11 of 14 overall.
 
The Yankees trailed 1-0 before Aaron Judge hit an RBI single in the eighth. Gary Sanchez then hit a two-run double, making it 3-1 New York.
 
But the Yankees' bullpen faltered again after nearly losing a five-run lead in the ninth inning of Monday night's 6-5 win. Domingo German walked the only two batters he faced in the eighth, and Tyler Clippard walked Todd Frazier with two out and the bases loaded to force home a run.
 
Clippard then struck out Matt Davidson to end the inning, sending New York to the ninth with a 3-2 lead.
 
Jose Quintana pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings for the White Sox, allowing two hits. He struck out six and walked four.
 
In five June starts, Quintana is 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA.
 
Carlos Rodon (left biceps bursitis) will make his 2017 debut in the third of the four-game series Wednesday night against RHP Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 5.74 ERA). Tanaka has had a down year but pitched eight shutout innings last Friday in no-decision vs. Texas.
 
>>Nats Beat Cubs in Cy Young Winners Showdown
 
Max Scherzer allowed one run and two hits as the Washington Nationals knocked Jake Arrieta out in the fifth inning on the way to a 6-1 victory Tuesday night. While Arrieta was slow to the plate and allowed seven stolen bases, Scherzer (9-5) threw a strong six innings, striking out six with no walks and retiring 16 of the final 17 batters he faced.
 
Arrieta (7-6) struggled with his control as he issued a season-high six walks and allowed five earned runs, getting the hook two batters into the fifth inning. The 2015 Cy Young winner hadn't walked more than three batters in a game this season.
 
Four of the Montreal Expos/Nationals franchise record seven steals came from speedy shortstop Trea Turner.
 
Washington center fielder Michael Taylor went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Scherzer washed out the RBI triple he allowed to Kris Bryant in the first by driving in a run with an infield single off Arrieta's glove in the fourth.
 
When Scherzer was lifted after 93 pitches through six with a comfortable 6-1 lead, the Nationals' beleaguered bullpen got three clean innings of relief from Enny Romero, Blake Treinen, Oliver Perez and Matt Albers.
 
Stephen Strasburg (8-2, 3.57 ERA) faces Cubs RHP John Lackey (5-8, 4.74) in the third game of the four-game series.
 
>>Dbacks Outlast Cardinals
 
Chris Herrmann hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Diamondbacks rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Tuesday night.
 
The surging Diamondbacks scored two in the eighth and one in the ninth to force extra innings. They have won four in a row and 13 of 15.
 
Rey Fuentes opened the Arizona 10th with a single and advanced on a sacrifice by pinch-hitting pitcher Zack Godley. Herrmann singled off Matt Bowman (1-3).
 
Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney (2-2) pitched a 1-2-3 10th inning for the win.
 
St. Louis' bullpen struggled again. Closer Seung Hwan Oh suffered his third blown save of the season and Trevor Rosenthal gave up two runs in the eighth inning.
 
Carlos Martinez struck out 10 while pitching six sharp innings, and the Cardinals used throwing errors by catcher Chris Iannetta, pitcher Taijuan Walker and shortstop Nick Ahmed to open a 5-2 lead in the seventh.
 
With no outs and the bases loaded, Stephen Piscotty singled sharply off the leg of Walker to break a 2-2 tie. Jedd Gyorko added a sacrifice fly, and Ahmed bobbled the relay on Yadier Molina's long single to allow Tommy Pham to score the inning's third run.
 
Arizona responded with two in the eighth. Daniel Descalso singled in Jake Lamb and came around to score on Herrman's sacrifice fly.
 
David Peralta then led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run off Oh, tying it at 5.
 
Martinez allowed two runs on Iannetta's two-run double with two out in the sixth. He surrendered four hits and walked three.
 
Walker was charged with five runs, three earned, and six hits in 6 1 /3 innings. He had no strikeouts and walked five.
 
Adam Wainwright (7-5) is scheduled to start Wednesday. He is 7-4 in 13 career appearances against Arizona, with a 2.71 ERA.
 
Godley faces the Cardinals for the first time in his career. He has not allowed more than three runs in any of his nine starts this season and is 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA overall.

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