The New York Yankees outlasted the Chicago White Sox, 7-5, in the series opener.
Nestor Cortes allowed a season-high three earned runs over five innings while striking out seven but still picked up the win.
Michael King struggled in relief, allowing two runs over an inning of work. Jonathan Loasiga, Miguel Castro, and Clay Holmes each had scoreless outings. Holmes picked up the four-out save.
The Yankees scored five of their seven runs in the second. Isiah Kiner-Falefa opened the scoring with an RBI single to right. Two batters later, DJ LeMahieu launched one over the right-field wall for a grand slam, the second of his career to extend the lead to 5-0.
DJ LeMahieu’s third home run of the season.
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Jose Abreu put Chicago on the board in the third with a three-run home run to left.
New York added a run in the third on Josh Donaldson’s groundout to make it 6-3.
The White Sox scored a pair of runs in the sixth to make it a one-run game. Leury Garcia and Josh Harrison each had RBI doubles. Anthony Rizzo lifted a sacrifice fly to left in the bottom of the inning to make it 7-5.
Giancarlo Stanton had three of New York’s eight hits.
The Yankees and White Sox will play two on Sunday. Game 1 is slated for 3:05 p.m. and Luis Severino will get the ball.