Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Anderson’s HR silences Yankees, leads Chisox in Twinbill sweep

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – Tim Anderson hit a three-run homer and then put a finger on his lips to silence booing fans, capping a tumultuous weekend at Yankee Stadium and helping the Chicago White Sox beat New York to 5 Helped to defeat -0. A doubleheader sweep.

A day after Anderson, who is black, accused Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson, who is white, of making racist remarks, the All-Star shortstop did not play in the first game. AJ Pollock hit a tiebreaking homer off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning as the White Sox registered a 3-1 win.

Anderson was booed during pregame introductions and before each at-bat in a nightcap. He had already hit two singles when he hit the wall of right field with two outs in the eighth.

Anderson took a slow trot and kept his hands on his lips as he rounded the bases. He clapped several times as he crossed home plate and pointed to the sky before making a silent movement again.

There was no carryover on the field in any game of the anger and tension of the previous afternoon when the benches and bullpen were empty. Donaldson admitted on Saturday that he called Anderson “Jackie” — a reference to leading baseball icon Jackie Robinson who criticized both managers.

Before the eighth of five, the story was that of White Sox starter Michael Kopech, who retired the first 17 batsmen he faced on just 60 pitches, before Rob Brantley doubled in left field.

Kopech (1-1) allowed just one hit and two walks, hitting a six in seven innings.

Yankees starter Luis Severino smashed eight hits in seven unscored innings. Jonathan Loisiga (1-2) lost in relief.

Donaldson crashed out of the final after going 0 for 4 but came within a few feet of a very big day in the opener. With two in first and two outs, Donaldson lined up at third base, where Yoan Moncada – inserted into the lineup in place of Anderson – saved a run by throwing the ball over his shoottops. In the fourth, Donaldson flew into the wall in left field.

With two ons and one out in the eighth, he ran right-centre onto the track.

White Sox catcher Yasmani Grendel, who faced Donaldson on Saturday, went outside to talk to reliever Kendall Graveman as the Yankees’ third baseman approached the batsman’s box. Donaldson stepped out of the box as Grendel returned to the plate.

White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Donaldson’s comments were “racist” after Saturday’s game, a 7-5 Yankees win. New York manager Aaron Boone said on Sunday that he believed Donaldson was not harmed by his words, but thought using the term was “…somewhere he shouldn’t be going.”

Aaron Judge’s eighth-innings homer off Graveman gave Johnny Cueto the win in the opener. The resurgent 36-year-old Wright allowed six hits, two runs and five dismissals, in his second major league outing of the season.

Liam Hendrix, who had previously used a slur on Sunday, to describe how he didn’t believe Donaldson’s explanation that he made the reference to “Jackie” as part of an inside joke with Anderson, Graveman’s He struck two in a perfect ninth to maintain the win (1-1).

Hendrix clenched his fist and whispered to Jose Trevino for his 13th defense, to be heard three levels away.

Yankees starter Jameson Talon allowed a walk in the season-high seven innings total with one run on five hits and seven strikeouts. Chapman (0-2) lost.

Moncada’s Bunty

Moncada, who was included in the leadoff spot when Anderson was scratched, recorded a bunt double for the White Sox’s first hit with two outs in the third inning. Tellon and Donaldson watched as Bunt skated along the third base line, but it remained well beyond the bag. Moncada has made just three sacrifices in his seven-year career, none since 2019.

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White Sox: LHP Aaron Bummer (right knee strain) was activated from a 15-day injured list and served as the 27th man for the doubleheader. … Cueto felt dizzy in the sixth inning and received a couple of drinks from a trainer – a water, a sports drink. He spent time in between games and got hydrated. … Graveman also got a chance to meet the trainer after feeling tired in the eighth but he managed to complete the innings.

Yankees: RHP Chad Green (elbow), longtime one of the Yankees’ top setup men, will undergo Tommy John surgery. Green was injured while pitching against Baltimore on Thursday night. He has 3.17 ERAs, 11 saves and 494 strikeouts in 383 2/3 innings for the Yankees since 2016. … each of Joey Gallo and C Kyle Higashioka were placed on COVID-19 IL. Boone said neither player has tested positive, but both are showing symptoms of the coronavirus. No players attended Saturday night’s annual Welcome Home Dinner.


White Sox: After day one on Monday, RHP Dylan Cease (4-1, 3.09 ERA) is set to start against the Boston Red Sox as the White Sox begins a five-game homestand.

Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (4-0, 2.89 ERA) took the mound on Monday in the first match of a three-match series against the Baltimore Orioles.


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