Chicago White Sox starter Vince Velázquez was on one relegation from the first half on Friday against the New York Yankees.
In his path stand: the stunning Giancarlo Stanton.
The purge striker continued his tear, making a home run twice, his third in the series.
Velázquez passed three Homer in five innings when the Yankees defeated the Sox 10-4 before 28,877 at Guaranteed Right Field.
“Just starting out, I didn’t come out as hot as I expected,” Velázquez said. “The last two departures (against the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox) were really closed. It seems like I was out of sync from the start.
“This team is very selective when it comes to finding what they like, and if you don’t, they will earn.”
The Yankees finished with four home runs – two explosions by Stanton and Josh Donaldson and solo homers by Aaron Judge and Joey Gala – and won for the 17th time in 19 games.
Gavin Sheats hit Homer twice for the Sox, who lost for the third time in four games.
On Thursday, Stanton in the first and third innings hit Homers with two races, helps the Yankees win 15-7.
He wasted no time again on Friday. The judge drew one of the moves and Stanton homered with two exits.
“In the first inning I didn’t have a slider, I didn’t have as much ball as I wanted,” Velázquez said. “I am trying to make contact with such a large strike zone. The point was to stick to the task, and I failed. “
The Sox tried to dig a 2-0 hole by loading the base one at the bottom of the first.
The letters were struck out, and Yankee catcher Jose Trevin threw a third to try to get Tim Anderson. Shortstop made it safe by diving, but Donaldson’s third base tried to push him away from base.
The benches and bullpen were cleaned for a while.
After everyone returned to their neighborhoods, Yankee starter Gerrit Cole struck out AJ Pollock to avoid congestion by not allowing him to flee.
“He was making pitches to bring out the strikers,” Sox manager Tony La Rousseau said. “You have to pay tribute to him.”
The Yankees received four hits – two singles and two doubles – in three seconds.
Solo Homer referee in the fourth, his second series, made the score 6-0. Individual home run Halo in the fifth led the “Yankees” ahead with a score of 7-1.
Velázquez allowed seven runs in eight strokes with four strikeouts and three moves in five innings.
“Look at the standings, see what they do,” Velazquez said of the Yankees, who have the best result in baseball – 24-8. “They’re going to set up an ambush, and if you don’t have the best, it makes it harder.
“But you will have good days, you will have bad days. The only thing is that you get on your horse again and go back to work. “
La Russa appreciated “the way (Velázquez) came out and gave us five (innings)”.
Cole allowed three runs on six strokes with nine strikeouts and a walk of 6⅓ innings. In the sixth he passed Homer with two runs of Letters.
“He has wonderful things,” Letters said. “He’s such a guy that you don’t know what he’s going to throw at you. It could be 100, it could be 82, it could be 88. You just have to fight, you have to fight it.
“He focuses your attention on the plate because his stuff is very good. Nice to meet such guys. These are not the guys you see every day. You prepare, and it’s a good battle. “
Homer with two runs of Donaldson against savior Matt Foster arrived during the ninth of three runs. The Sox have been allowed to make 38 runs (30 earned) with 48 hits in the last four games.
“When we were set on fire today, we almost always missed the location,” La Rousse said. “You’ll see how the catcher is set up and the field has gone elsewhere. And that’s what the striker has to do, they have to punish it. And they did. “