Will anything cool down the Yankees? Right now the answer is no. The Yankees remained red hot on Thursday night, pounding the Chicago White Sox in a 15-7 thrashing at US Cellar Field in Chicago.
Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Josh Donaldson all led the way for the Bombers with huge offensive nights in the victory. Judge went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the victory; Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, while Stanton had the best night of them all going 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI.
In fact three of the four top home run hitters in baseball are in pinstripes with Aaron Judge leading the way with 11 bombs, with Stanton and Anthony Rizzo both tied for third in the league with nine homers. Stanton’s six RBI’s gave him 28 on the season, tying him with the Mets’ Pete Alonso for the league lead.
Stanton’s two-run homer in the top of the first inning set the tone for the evening. The White Sox would find a way to scratch out three runs against Yankees starter Luis Gil, but New York quickly tied it in the top of the third inning on a RBI triple by Rizzo.
Stanton followed with another two-run bomb to put the Yankees up 5-3. Judge would hit his home run in the seventh to put the Yankees up 7-4.
The Yankees pen couldn’t hold it however. A three-run bomb by Chicago’s Juan Moncado tied the game at seven, forcing New York to work some late inning magic.
In the eighth inning with runners in scoring position, Judge hit a slow roller to short stop which he beat out on the throw to first. Scoring initially on the play was Marwin Gonzalez. Right behind him was Gleyber Torres who caught the White Sox sleeping on the late throw by first baseman Jose Abreu to put the Bombers up 9-7.
Stanton would follow with a RBI single to drive in Judge. Donaldson put the capper on the night when he launched a three-run homer into the night sky to put the Yanks up 14-7.
The win moves the Yankees to a MLB best 23-8 on the season.