The Yankees were poised to extend their lead over the White Sox to 5-0 when Greg Bird hit a deep fly ball to center field with runners on first and second with one out in the fourth inning Monday night in Chicago. Center fielder Adam Engel had other ideas. He raced to the warning track, then timed his jump to snag the ball from beyond the yellow border at the top of the fence to steal a three-run homer from Bird.
Alas, the effort may be in vain as the White Sox trail the Yankees 4-0 after five innings. The White Sox offense hasn’t been able to put anything together against Yankees starter Lance Lynn. Lynn has tossed five scoreless frames, yielding just one hit and one walk with six strikeouts on 72 pitches.