Yankees finish sweep of White Sox

August 9, 2018

The Yankees defeated the White Sox on Wednesday night by a score of 7-3. Luis Severino got the start for the Yankees, putting together his first solid start in quite some time, going seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while walking none and striking out eight. The White Sox got on the board in the first inning on an RBI double by Jose Abreu to score Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu was driven home on an RBI single by Daniel Palka to make it 2-0 Chicago.

 

The Yankees answered back in a big way in the next frame, putting together a six-run second inning. Austin Romine got it started with an RBI single to get the Yankees on the board. Shane Robinson would tie the game on an RBI single of his own to score Neil Walker. Giancarlo Stanton then stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and did not disappoint, hitting a grand slam to the opposite field, giving the Yankees a 6-2 lead. Aaron Hicks added to the lead with a solo shot on the fifth, his nineteenth homer of the year. Tim Anderson hit a solo homer in the bottom of the inning to make it a 7-3 game.

 

Chad Green and Jonathan Holder both pitched scoreless innings for the eighth and ninth to secure the victory for the Yankees, who now move to 71-42 on the season. The Yankees return home on Thursday night to start an eleven game homestand with a four game series against the Texas Rangers. J.A. Happ will make his first start off the DL, looking to make his second solid start since being acquired from Toronto. Ariel Jurado, the rookie out of Aguadulce, Panama will make his fourth start of the year, holding a 2-1 record and a 4.02 ERA. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM ET.

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