New York City FC is a professional football club in the USA who were formed on the 21st May 2013. Major League Soccer (MLS) was expanding its league for the 2015 season and required two extra clubs, but the idea of a second New York MLS club back in 2010.
New York Yankees 6 Chicago White Sox 1 (Sunday 27th September 2015) MLB American League (att: 38,690)
The game itself turned out to be one sided, not that I was bothered. I loved the game. I’d got a basic grasp of it, while fully appreciating it must have had many nuances that weren’t immediately obvious. It was a continuous gripe of mine; sports fans who slate other sports without trying to give them a fair chance. Baseball was so similar to T20 cricket in my book. My biggest fear was that I’d get totally hooked and get involved with the many statistics just like my first love.
It was rookie pitcher Luis Severino who set of the win for the twenty seven time world champions, who still required a couple more victories to seal a wild card place in the end of season play-offs. Severino fired six scoreless innings as the Chicago batters struggled.
The Yankees went 1-0 up in the first and the score remained the same half way through the sixth. The lead was extended to 3-0 as Dustin Ackley hit a solo home run and Scott Heathcott ran in from third base.
Severino was rested with Justin Wilson taking his place on the mound. Avisail Garcia got the White Sox back into the game with a home run, but Yankees did not take lone to reassert their authority.
Jacoby Ellsbury fired a run scoring-single and two runs in the eighth on a Greg Bird run-scoring and a Heathcott sacrifice fly. The crowd even got a brief appearance from fan favourite Alex Rodriguez as he batted for Bird in the seventh.
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