DJ LeMahieu’s Grand Slam Lifts the Yankees to a 7-5 Victory Over the White Sox

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Anderson Claims Donaldson Made a Racist Remark, and MLB is Looking Into It

DJ LeMahieu achieved a grand slam and a career-high on Saturday. In the second inning of the Yankees’ 7-5 win over the White Sox at Yankee Stadium, the infielder hit his second career grand slam.

It came on the day he turned ten years old in the major leagues.

A typical major league player’s career lasts slightly more than three years.

The Yankees bounced back from a loss in Baltimore on Thursday and a rainout on Friday. This season, they have only lost back-to-back games once. They have won five of their last six matches and ten of their last 12. With a 29-10 record, they have the best baseball record.

The game was affected by an accusation from White Sox Tim Anderson that Yankees Josh Donaldson made a racist remark to him, referring to Jackie Robinson. Anderson is a black man. Donaldson denied any racist intent, citing an interview Anderson gave in 2019 in which he referred to himself as “today’s Jackie Robinson.” Donaldson stated that they had previously joked and laughed about it.

MLB was looking into the problem on Saturday.

LeMahieu hit a grand slam against lefty Dallas Keuchel in the second inning. His last slam was on August 27, 2018. It was LeMahieu’s third home run of the campaign and the Yankees’ first grand slam of the season. It was his 49th home run in 4 seasons with the Yankees, matching his total from eight seasons with the Rockies.

Anthony Rizzo, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and Donaldson all scored.

Nestor Cortes allowed three runs on six hits, matching his season high from Sept. 20, 2021, against the Rangers. He gave them all up in the third inning on Jose Abreu’s three-run home run to left field. It was the 4th home run he’d given up this season.

Cortes struck out seven batters and did not walk a single one despite the lack of his best stuff.

Clay Holmes recorded his fourth major league save with four outs. The right-handed sinkerballer struck out two batters in 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, extending his scoreless streak to 21.0 innings, which is currently the longest in the majors. This season, he has also made 19 scoreless appearances, which is the most in the major leagues.

COMING UP

On Sunday, the teams will play a single-admission doubleheader. The Yankees will be pitched by RHP Jameson Taillon (4-1, 3.28 ERA) and RHP Luis Severino (3-0, 3.63 ERA).

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