CHICAGO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered in his third straight game, Aaron Judge went deep for the second time in two nights and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 10-4 on Friday night.
After hitting twice and driving in a career-high six runs in Thursday’s 15-7 win, Stanton hit a two-run drive Friday in the first inning against Vince Velasquez (2-3). That propelled the Yankees to their 19th win in 22 games.
Judge made it 6-0 when he hit a solo home run in the fourth for his major league-leading 12th home run.
Josh Donaldson also homered in his second straight game and drove in three runs, and Joey Gallo also went deep.
Gerrit Cole (3-0) lasted 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits. The right-hander struck out nine and walked one, helping New York improve to 24-8, the best mark in the major leagues.
The White Sox lost for the third time in four games. The reigning AL Central champions have been outscored 41-21 in that span by Cleveland and New York.
Gavin Sheets homered, and Luis Robert had two hits and scored twice. Velasquez was marked for seven runs and eight hits in five innings.
After setting season highs with 15 runs and 15 hits, the ruthless Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a drive by Stanton that went over the center field wall. The home run was his fourth in three games and his 10th this season.
Things heated up in the bottom half when, with the bases loaded, catcher José Treviño tried to get Tim Anderson out of third after Sheets struck out.
Donaldson appeared to kneel and push the runner into a tailspin as he applied the bunt. Anderson responded with a shove, and the two had words, leading to empty benches and bullpens for both teams. The umpires quickly restored order and Cole struck out AJ Pollock to end that threat.
New York scored three more in the second, capped by Donaldson’s RBI double.
The Yankees recalled right-hander Clarke Schmidt from Triple-A Scranton/Wilks-Barre before the game.
Yankees: C Ben Rortvedt (right oblique) will likely have an MRI after a knee problem put his rehab on hold, manager Aaron Boone said. Acquired from Minnesota along with Josh Donaldson and Isiah Kiner-Falefa in March as part of the deal that sent Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela to the Twins, Rortvedt has played just two minor league games this season.
White Sox: Chicago placed ace Lucas Giolito on the COVID-19 disabled list. Giolito began experiencing mild symptoms Wednesday and the White Sox expect him to pitch during their series at Kansas City next week. … OF Andrew Vaughn was activated following a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte after being sidelined with a bruised right hand.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
LZ Jordan Montgomery (0-1, 2.90 ERA) looks to keep up his string of solid starts for New York, while LZ Dallas Keuchel (2-3, 6.86) looks for his second straight win.
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