Maybe all the Yankees had to do was put on a different pair of Sox.
After losing five straight games including four in a row to the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees needed not only a game but an entire series to rebound after their toughest week of the season.
After Luis Severino gave up two early first inning runs against the White Sox, on Wednesday, Giancarlo Stanton helped the Yankees climb back in front in a huge way.
Stanton began the at-bat by looking at three straight balls, then took a shot on a 3-0 count and fouled off back-to- back pitches before cracking a blast on that ended up just inside the right-field foul pole.
Stanton hit the timely grand slam off White Sox starter Lucas Giolito to ignite the Yankees’ six-run second- inning and opened up the game with an four-run lead.
The home run was Stanton’s sixth career grand slam, first since 2014, and first as a Yankee.
It turned out to be all the run support that Severino needed as he cruised through the rest of the game with eight strikeouts, no walks, and three runs allowed. Sevy picked up his 15th win of the season, tying Max Scherzer for most wins in the majors.
Despite the team’s recent struggle, Yankees skipper, Aaron Boone showed his utmost confidence in his Stanton after the game.
“What’s been cool is to see him really change nothing, and no matter the circumstances, I think that’s what’s been impressive. No matter what’s going on with him, he’s really stayed on that even keel and really focused on what he needs to do.”
With Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez both on the mend, Stanton needed to showcase his power in the middle of the lineup and did so by blasting his 27th home run of the season. While many were disappointed that the Yankees couldn’t consistently score when it mattered most against Boston, a series against the White Sox was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Tonight, the Yankees will look to improve their record against teams that are under the .500 mark as they face the Texas Rangers (51-65) in a 4-game home series at 7:05 P.M. Be sure to catch all our live coverage right here on 640 The Hurricane!