CHICAGO (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton twice planted a homer and drove in six races, and the New York Yankees used the eighth inning of seven races to beat the Chicago White Sox 15-7 on Thursday night and winning for the fourth time in a row.
Aaron Judge and Josh Donaldson also contacted New York Premier League leader in the first trip of eight games. The judge had four IRBs, and Donaldson held three races.
Led by a relentless squad, New York won for the 16th time in 18 games. Stanton & Co. started the franchise best since the Yankees also opened 23-8 in 2003.
Chicago tied for No. 7 on Ioan Mancada’s first Homer of the season, in three center races against Jonathan Loaisigi (1-1) in seventh place. It was the third Homer to allow Loaisig this year after in 2021 he conceded a total of three in 70 2/3 innings.
All this did not matter much.
After Joe Kelly (0-1) laid off the first two batters in the eighth, New York have combined their most successful innings this season.
Three straight walks loaded the groundwork for a judge who knocked out a touchdown midfielder in two runs in the backyard. Gleiber Torres ignored the stop sign of third base coach Luis Rojas and slipped safely home, leading 9-7.
Stanton added a single twice, and Donaldson finished the rally with a three-pointer from the left against Tanner Banks.
Stanton also suffered a pair of two-legged homers in his first multihomer game of the season and № 35 in his career. It was his second game with two hits to opposing fields after he also committed a feat on July 16, 2011 for the Marlins against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Leading in the Premier League, referee 11th Homer, who led in the seventh inning, walked about 456 feet to the left center.
Right-hander from Chicago Dylan Seas reached his highest level of his career, making 11 strikeouts in four innings, but he was marked by six season finishes and six strokes. During the first six starts of the year he made a total of nine races.
The White Sox won seven out of eight.
Newcomer Louis Gill has allowed four runs and five strokes in four innings in a point start for New York, who played Sunday’s double-header against Texas and the make-up game on Monday.
Anthony Ritz went 1 on 5 and made a mistake in his first game in Chicago, since in July he was exchanged by the Cubs for the Yankees. The first man from the grassroots played for the Cubs for 10 years, helping the team win the World Series in 2016.
“I feel always here,” Ritz said. “It’s obviously a special place for me … and my family. It will never change.”
White Sox manager Tony La Rousseau said Johnny Cueto is involved in one of the double-header games Tuesday in Kansas City. The veteran right-hander, who in April agreed to a low-league deal, is 0-1 with a 5.17 ERA in four starts for this year’s Triple-A Charlotte.
Yankees: Manager’s club Aaron Boone became the first team to occupy a home for visitors at Guaranteed Right Field, as the Cleveland-Chicago game on Wednesday was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak of the Guardians. “They came and overnight, you know, did a deep cleanse and all,” Boone said. “I know we’ve brought in more employees of our club who kind of do a lot of things with us.”
White Sox: La Russa said Eloy Jimenez (torn hamstring tendon) is doing very well, but he downplayed the possibility of returning the denier earlier than the original period from six to eight weeks, which the team confirmed after surgery on April 26. “We’re going to make sure (we) gather all the strength, all the endurance and all,” La Rousse said. … OF Andrew Vaughn (bruised right hand) hit two solo homers in his second rehab game with Charlotte.
Gerrit Cole (2-0, 2.67 ERA) on Friday night for New York. The right-hander allowed one run and scored 25 of 19 innings in the last three starts. Vince Velázquez (2-2, 3.97 ERA) takes the mound to Chicago. The right-hander is on his third victory in a row.