CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Severino pitched seven efficient innings in his first win in a month, Giancarlo Stanton hit his first grand slam in 4 years and the New York Yankees swept the Chicago White Sox with a 7-3 victory on Wednesday night time.
Aaron Hicks additionally homered as wild card-leading New York closed out a Three-Four go back and forth with its 3rd consecutive win. Gleyber Torres reached 3 times on a unmarried and two walks.
The Yankees bounced again properly when they have been swept through the large league-best Red Sox, an unpleasant four-game set that integrated Severino’s 3rd immediately loss. The ace right-hander was once a bit higher this time round, placing out 8 whilst shifting right into a tie for the key league lead with his career-best 15th win.
Severino (15-Five) retired 11 in a row after the White Sox used 3 immediately hits to open a 2-Zero lead within the first. After Tim Anderson led off the 5th with his 15th homer, Severino fanned the following two batters, and Austin Romine threw out Yoan Moncada seeking to thieve 2nd, finishing the inning.
White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (7-Nine) was once tagged for seven runs and 6 hits in 5 innings in his first loss in a month. He was once 2-Zero with a three.42 ERA in his earlier 4 begins.
Giolito unraveled for some time in the second one, starting with Torres’ leadoff stroll on 4 pitches. After Miguel Andujar struck out, the following 5 batters reached safely.
Romine and Shane Robinson had consecutive RBI singles, tying it at 2. Brett Gardner was once hit through a pitch earlier than Stanton went the opposite direction for his 27th homer, connecting for a high-arcing force that landed simply within the foul pole in appropriate.
It was once Stanton’s first slam since April 18, 2014, for Miami in opposition to Seattle and No. 6 for his profession. He additionally homered in New York’s Four-Three victory Tuesday night time.
Hicks added a leadoff force within the 5th for his 19th homer. His earlier profession excessive was once 15 closing 12 months.
Chicago (41-73) had received a season-high 4 immediately earlier than the sweep through New York (71-42). Jose Abreu and Daniel Palka each and every had two hits and drove in a run for the White Sox.
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius were given the day without work. Gregorius performed each and every inning in New York’s earlier 8 video games because it was once closing off on July 30, together with Tuesday night time’s 13-inning win.
“Just knowing I got to steal him a day here at some point and obviously with the late-night flight tonight, I just felt like today was a good day,” supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned.
Second base umpire Bruce Dreckman had a malicious program got rid of from his ear with the assistance of Yankees teacher Steve Donohue all through the 9th inning. The malicious program was once plucked out with a couple of tweezers and was once nonetheless fluttering its wings after the ordeal.
Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman skilled some normal soreness after he threw 39 pitches whilst blowing a save alternative Sunday night time at Boston. But the All-Star nearer was once to be had for the collection finale in opposition to Chicago. “Today I’m good. I’m ready,” Chapman mentioned thru a translator. “I feel much better.”
Yankees: LHP J.A. Happ (11-6, Four.05 ERA) is slated to start out the opener of a season-long 11-game homestand Thursday night time in opposition to Texas. Happ is coming off the disabled checklist after being sidelined through hand, foot and mouth illness. RHP Ariel Jurado (2-1, Four.02 ERA) makes his fourth primary league get started for the Rangers.
White Sox: Following an off day, LHP Carlos Rodon (Three-Three, 2.94 ERA) begins the opener of a three-game collection in opposition to Cleveland on Friday night time. Rodon is 2-Zero with a glowing 1.56 ERA over his closing 5 video games. Rookie RHP Shane Bieber (6-2, Four.58 ERA) pitches for the visiting Indians.
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