CHICAGO – That’s what he dreamed of in the winter of 2017 when he signed a deal for Giancarlo Stanton. Placing him in a lineup with Aaron Judge, the Yankees imagined the Twin Towers giving them the power to win. On Friday night, for the second straight game, Judge and Stanton pulled off a single game win to give the Bombers a 10-4 win over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Yankees (24-8) have won five straight and secured at least one split of this four-game series with the White Sox, meaning they will go undefeated in 10 series this season. This was the sixth time this season that the Bombers scored in double digits, matching their total for the 2021 season.
The judges, Stanton, Joey Gallo and Josh Donaldson each made their fourth straight quality start to Homeread and Gerrit Cole.
Cole stopped the White Sox for three runs in six hits. He scored one run and scored nine runs in 6.1 innings of 6.1 overs. He got 19 swings and misses, eight on his four-seam fastball. Michael King allows a run in
The judge hit his major-league-leading 12th home run in the fourth, giving a single shot to Vince Velázquez. He has eight homers in his last 13 matches and nine homers in his last 15. Of his 35 hits this season, 18 are homers. He has also hit six doubles.
Stanton hit his 10th homer of the season in the first innings. This was his sixth home run in the last six matches. A two-run shot off Velázquez, scoring Aaron Judge, was the eighth of his homers to give the Yankees the lead or tie a game.
It was the 22nd time they’ve been teammates that Judge and Stanton have made a home in the same game and when they do you can call it a night. The Yankees are 21-1 when two sluggers do homers in the same game, but one loss was against the White Sox. It came at a Field of Dreams game in Iowa last season.
Gallo hit his fourth match of the season in the fifth. It was Velázquez’s single shot and his first home run in Toronto since May 4. Gallo has had one hit in his last three matches.
Josh Donaldson hit his second homer in as many nights, his fourth of the season on top of the ninth, scoring the judge.
9 in the lineup for the first time since 2017, doubled in a run in the second. He was coming in a 2-for-30 game. Hicks scored on Donaldson’s double. Jose Trevino scored on the ground outside from DJ Lemahieu.
Tim Anderson and Donaldson had to separate at third base in the bottom half of the first innings. The White Sox shortstop was diving back to third base on a pickoff attempt when Donaldson’s tag was hard and pushed him out of the bag. After a safe ruling by third base umpire Chris Guccione, Anderson put Donaldson on his feet. Guccione quickly came between them, but the benches cleared, the bullpens empty and stood around for a few minutes, staring angrily at each other.
Cole dismissed the Yankees in the first innings, despite some sloppy defense behind him.
Anderson’s line drive moved the judge’s glove into right field from the bottom of the innings for a double. With an out, Isiah Kiner-Falley booted the ground ball off Louis Robert and then picked it up as he tried to pick it up and a double-play for Cole should have been converted into a base-loaded position. . He ended the innings by dismissing Gavin Sheets and AJ Pollock.
The Yankees righthander was not able to knock out Kiner-Falefa in the sixth. The shortstop carried a throw to first height, allowing Robert to advance through the innings. Kinner-Falefa was given no error in the play, but Sheets, the next batsman, made it a costly mistake while at home.
This took the Yankees’ lead to 7-3.
The White Sox scored their second run when Cole balked at third base with Robert in the fourth inning.
Kinner-Falefa was a steady presence at shortstop, but in his last three games he was charged with three errors and could have four for a throw in the fourth.