In a scorching afternoon marked by a round robin and a DJ LeMahieu grand slam, the New York Yankees beat Chicago 7-5 in a controversial game on Saturday.
A week after an incident involving Tim Anderson and Josh Donaldson, both benches emptied this time after an escalation of swearing between the two players.
Raise the tone between Yankees and White Sox
Last week, Donaldson had slammed his glove against Anderson on a catcher’s throw to third base. In the sequence, Anderson had dismissed his opponent from the goal.
This time, Anderson and Donaldson exchanged insults after the Yankees player ended up on second base for the final out of the third inning. Donaldson was escorted to the dugout by manager Aaron Boone while Anderson was escorted by third base coach Joe McEwing.
In the fifth round, Yasmani Grandal in turn put a garland on Donaldson who was coming to hit. The verbal exchange continued to such an extent that both benches emptied. White Sox manager Tony LaRussa was also seen yelling at Donaldson.
Anderson continued to yell at Donaldson as Jose Abreu and infielder Gavin Sheets held him down. After a few minutes, the referees issued warnings to both sides, and Donaldson was able to fire.
It was the second incident this season between Donaldson and Anderson, who also traded profanities, on May 13 in Chicago.
Last season, while playing with the Minnesota Twins, Donaldson got into a fight with White Sox players when he referred to throwing ball-grip-enhancing substances to control the ball after he homered off Chicago ace Lucas Giolito.
The White Sox shortstop took offense when Josh Donaldson called him “Jackie,” a comment manager Tony La Russa called “racist.”
Donaldson admitted after the game that he called Anderson “Jackie,” a nod to Jackie Robinson, in the first inning. He apologized, saying that he meant no disrespect. However, Anderson, who is black, said after the game that he was offended by the comment.
“He just made a disrespectful comment,” Anderson said. Basically, he was trying to call me Jackie Robinson. “What’s up Jackie?” “I don’t play like that. I don’t really play anything. I really wasn’t going to bother anyone today, but he made that comment and you know it was disrespectful and I don’t think it was necessary. It was useless »
Donaldson, who is white, said the “Jackie” comment was referring to a 2019 interview with Sports Illustrated in which Anderson described himself as “today’s Jackie Robinson” in the way he “comes to a point where I have to change the game. . »
Donaldson said Saturday that it was a reference to where he had “joked” Anderson about it in the past.
Before the events, LeMahieu capped a five-run second inning against Dallas Keuchel (2-4) by hitting a home run from 341 feet. It was the second Grand Slam of his career and the first since August 27, 2018.
The Yankees improved to 29-10, their best start to the season through 39 games since the 1998 team went 30-9 and tied for the third-best start in team history.
Joe Abreu hit a three-run homer off New York pitcher Néstor Cortés as the White Sox lost for the 10th time in 12 games to the Yankees.
Cortes, who started the game with a 1.35 ERA, allowed three runs on six hits in five innings. It was the 17th consecutive start in which he gave up three runs or fewer, the second-longest streak in team history.
Clay Holmes pitched the ninth inning for his fourth save.
Trout scores 1,000th career point
Mike Trout scored the 1,000th point of his career to join a very select club in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Scoring on Luis Rengifo’s bases-loaded singles in the sixth to make it 3-0, Trout joined Willy Mays and Alex Rodriguez as the only players to have 1,000 runs, 300 home runs and 200 stolen bases in all 30 years.
Trout is also the second player in Angels history to score 1,000 points, after Garrett Anderson (1,024).
Rengifo also gave the Angels the lead with a solo shot in the fifth, beating Adam Kolarek (0-1).
The victory went to Michael Lorenzen (5-2). He allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out four batters in six innings of work. Raisel Iglesias earned a ninth save.
In other matches:
Tampa Bay 6 – Baltimore 1
GV: Randy Arozarena hit his third and fourth home runs of the season.
BALL: Trey Mancini drove in the only run for the Orioles.
Minnesota-9 Kansas City 2
MIN: Luis Arraez and Carlos Correa drove in two runs each.
KC: Andrew Benintendi had three hits in the loss.
Arizona 7 – Chicago 6 (10 innings)
GONNA: Pavin Smith homered. Daulton Varsho had three of five hits and drove in three runs.
CHI: Frank Schwindel and Patrick Wisdom created solo circuits.
New York Mets 5 – Colorado 1 (Part 1)
NYM: Sterling Mars homered. Pitcher Carlos Carrasco (4-1) allowed one run on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
NECK : CJ Cron had three hits
NY Mets 3 – Colorado 11 (Part 2)
NYM: Starter Trevor Williams (0-3) allowed four runs in as many innings.
NECK : CJ Cron hit his 11th home run of the year.
San Diego 2 vs San Francisco 1
SOUTH DAKOTA: manny Machado got his eighth home run of the season. Joseph Musgrove (5-0) remains undefeated
FS: Wilmer Flores drove in the Giants’ only run with a home run
Los Angeles Dodgers 7 vs Philadelphia 4
THE D : Mookie Betts hit a triple off the carousel, which drove in three runs.
FI: Starter Aaron Nola had nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Atlanta 4-Miami 3
ATL: William Contreras hit the long ball twice.
POINT: Starter Elieser Hernández allowed only one run in five innings on the mound.
St. Louis 5 vs. Pittsburgh 4
STL: Paul Goldschmidt hit the safety ball four times and drove in two runs.
PIT: Bryan Reynolds hit an inside home run.
Texas 1-Houston 2
TEXAS: Adolis Garcia had two hits and drove in his club’s only run.
HOO: Justin Verlander allowed no runs in six innings, registering eight strikeouts.
Washington 1-Milwaukee 5
IT WAS: Patrick Corbin suffered a seventh loss. He has yet to earn a start this season.
ONE THOUSAND: Keston Hiura drove in two runs for the Brewers.
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