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Stanton Homers twice as Yankees beat White Sox 15-7

CHICAGO ( Associated Press) — Giancarlo Stanton hit home twice and scored six runs, and the New York Yankees used an eighth inning of seven runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 15-7 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.

Aaron Judge and Josh Donaldson also joined for major league-leading New York in the first match of an eight-match tour. The judge had four RBIs, and Donaldson scored three.

Led by their tireless lineup, New York won for the 16th time in 18 games. Stanton & Co. is set for the best start to the franchise as the Yankees also started 23-8 in 2003.

Chicago tied it for 7 on Yoan Moncada’s first homer of the season, a three-run drive to the center against Jonathan Loisiga (1–1) in the seventh. This was the third homer allowed by Loisiga this year after scoring a total of three runs in 70 2/3 innings in 2021.

Not all that mattered.

New York posted their highest-scoring innings this season, after Joe Kelly (0-1) retired the first two batsmen in the eighth.

Three straight walks loaded the grounds for the judge, who hit a grounder in the middle for a two-run infield single. Gleber Torres ignored a stop sign from third base coach Luis Rojas and slipped home safely for a 9-7 lead.

Stanton added a two-run single, and Donaldson left the rally with a three-run shot against Tanner Banks.

Stanton also hit a pair of two-run homers in his first multihomer game of the season and number 35 for his career. It was their second game with two opposite field shots after achieving the feat for the Marlins at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs on July 16, 2011.

Judge’s major league-leading 11th homer traveled an estimated 456 feet to left-center as he led the seventh inning.

Chicago right-hander Dylan Siege matched his career-high with 11 strikeouts in four innings, but he was tagged for a season-high six to go with six hits. He scored a total of nine runs in his first six starts of the year.

The White Sox won seven out of eight.

Rookie Luis Gil allowed four runs and five hits in four innings for New York, playing a doubleheader on Sunday against Texas and a make-up game on Monday.

familiar face

Anthony Rizzo went 1 for 5 and made an error in his first game in Chicago, as he was traded to the Yankees by the Cubs in July. The first baseman played for the Cubs for 10 years, helping the team win the World Series in 2016.

“It’s always nice to be here,” said Rizzo. “This is clearly a special place for me and my family. It will never change.”

looking ahead

White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Johnny Couto is in the mix to start a game in a doubleheader in Kansas City on Tuesday. The veteran right-hander, who agreed to a minor league deal in April, is 0-1 for Triple-A Charlotte this year with a 5.17 ERA in four starts.

instructor room

Yankees: Wednesday’s Cleveland-Chicago game with the Guardians was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with manager Aaron Boone’s club being the first team to occupy the visiting clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field. “They came in and did, you know, a deep clean and all, overnight,” Boone said. “I know we’ve brought in more staff from our clubhouse who are handling a lot of things with us.”

White Sox: La Russa said Aloy Jimenez (torn hamstring tendon) is doing really well, but he downplayed the chances of the slugger returning ahead of the original six- to eight-week timeline, the team confirmed on April 26 Had it after surgery. “We’re going to make sure (we) build up all the strength possible and all the stamina and everything,” La Russa said. … off Andrew Vaughan (right hand injury) hit two singles homers in his second rehab game with Charlotte.

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Gerritt Cole (2-0, 2.67 ERA) pitched for New York on Friday night. The right-handed batsman conceded one run and scored 25 runs in 19 innings in his last three starts. Vince Velasquez (2-2, 3.97 ERA) takes the mound to Chicago. The right-handed batsman is on his way to his third consecutive win.

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