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Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge lead Yankees past White Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox, 15-7, on Thursday night in the series opener at Guaranteed Rate Field.

New York pounded out a season-high 15 runs on 15 hits. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge had huge nights and carried the offense. They were a combined 5-for-8 with three home runs, 10 RBI, six runs scored, and two walks.

The Yankees opened the scoring in the first when Stanton launched a two-run homer over the wall in right-center.

Chicago responded in the next inning with three runs to take the lead.

However, New York regained the lead in the third. Anthony Rizzo brought home a run with an RBI triple to right. Stanton followed that with a two-run shot to right, his second of the game to make it 5-3.

DJ LeMahieu made it a three-run game in the fourth with an RBI double to left. In the bottom half of the frame, the White Sox scored a run on a wild pitch.

In the seventh, Judge crushed a solo homer to left-center to make it 7-4. Yoan Moncado tied the game in the bottom half of the inning with a three-run shot to center.

Then, the Yankees put up a seven-spot in the eighth all with two outs to bust the game open. Judge put New York back on top with a two-run infield single. One batter later, Stanton hammered a two-run single to center. Josh Donaldson capped off the huge inning with a three-run home run to left.

Judge picked up his fourth RBI of the night in the ninth with a sacrifice fly to right.

LeMahieu and Stanton each collected three hits. Everyone in the starting lineup had at least a hit except for Aaron Hicks and Marwin Gonzalez.

Luis Gil, who was recalled from Triple-A Scranton before the game, made his first MLB road start and allowed four runs on five hits over four innings while walking two and striking out five.

Miguel Castro and Chad Green each had scoreless outings in relief. Lucas Luetge allowed a run and Jonathan Loasiga gave up a game-tying home run.

Gerrit Cole will get the start on Friday night in the second game of the four-game series. The first pitch is slated for 8:10 p.m.