Aaron Judge went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBIs, Joey Gallo had two homers and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees held on for a 7-5 win in 10 innings over the host Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
D.J. LeMahieu doubled and scored for New York, which won for the eighth time in 11 games. The Yankees bounced back from a ninth-inning loss in the “Field of Dreams” game two days earlier in Dyersville, Iowa.
Luis Robert and Jose Abreu homered in a losing effort for Chicago. Eloy Jimenez finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for the White Sox, who have dropped three of their past four contests.
Yankees right-hander Chad Green (7-5) got the win despite allowing one run in 1 1/3 innings of relief.
White Sox right-hander Liam Hendriks (7-3) took the loss after giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits in one-third of an inning.
New York opened the scoring during the top of the first. Judge hit a sacrifice fly to center field to drive in the first run of the game, and Gallo hit a solo shot in the next at-bat for his 27th homer of the season.
The White Sox cut the deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the first on Jimenez’s RBI groundout.
A solo homer by Robert in the second evened the score at 2-2. It was his second homer of the season.
Judge delivered again in the third to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. He doubled to deep right field to drive in Brett Gardner, who hit a two-out triple moments earlier.
Chicago closed the gap once again to even the score at 3-3. Cesar Hernandez reached on an infield single, advanced to third base on a double by Abreu and came home on Jimenez’s sacrifice fly to center.
Judge broke the tie in the eighth with his 26th homer. He tracked a high fastball over the outside corner and hammered it 421 feet over the wall in center field.
Abreu’s 24th homer evened the score at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth.
The Yankees regrouped with three runs in the 10th to regain the lead. Judge notched an RBI single before Gallo launched a two-run homer to give New York a three-run advantage.
Robert capped the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th.
–Field Level Media