Jiménez hits 1st 2 HRs, ChiSox top Yanks in soggy 6+ innings

NEW YORK (AP) Eloy Jimenez hit a pair of thunderous homers on a soggy night in the Bronx, likely the first of many connections for the powerful young slugger.

For the New York Yankees, staying above water is getting more difficult by the day.

Jimenez hit his first two major league homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the fifth inning, and the Chicago White Sox ended a five-game skid by beating the banged-up Yankees 9-6 in a rain-shortened game Friday.

Jimenez's two-run drive off Jonathan Holder made it 7-5, and he added a 446-foot solo homer in the seventh. James McCann followed with his first homer of the season, and then umpires pulled the teams off the field with one out. The game was called about 40 minutes later.

''I feel good to get the first one out of the way,'' Jimenez said. ''And many to come.''

The Yankees have lost four straight and placed catcher Gary Sanchez on the 10-day injured list prior to the game with a strained left calf, the 12th New York player currently on the IL.

The team also revealed that right-handed reliever Dellin Betances, already among that achy dozen, will get a cortisone shot Saturday and miss another 6-7 weeks due to inflammation around a bone spur in his shoulder. The game was called while general manager Brian Cashman delivered that news in a press conference.

''Everything's going my way right now,'' Cashman deadpanned.

The game started in a steady mist, and the rain worsened as the night wore on.

Chicago starter Lucas Giolito (2-1) had a pitch sail out of his hands to the backstop in the fifth, and Yankees lefty J.A. Happ (0-2) bounced an unusual number of breaking balls.

''That was the worst conditions I ever pitched in in my life,'' Giolito said. ''I was just thinking about, it's been a dream of mine to pitch in Yankee Stadium ever since I was a little kid and I didn't envision it in pouring rain like that.''

White Sox right-hander Nate Jones also struggled with his grip while escaping a jam in the sixth, furiously wiping his hands on his damp uniform between each pitch. He nearly beaned Aaron Judge with a 95 mph fastball, then plunked him with an offspeed pitch to load the bases with two outs. Luke Voit lined out to left field to end that threat. Jones got one out and wound up with his first save.

New York dropped to 5-8 despite leading in 12 of 13 games this season.

The Yankees were ahead 4-1 after three, but Chicago erased that two innings later. Yonder Alonso hit a tying two-run homer off Happ in the fifth that skipped off the top of the wall in right field, and Jimenez connected two batters later against Jonathan Holder.

''I didn't do my part tonight,'' said Happ, who allowed six runs in four innings.

The 22-year-old Jimenez ranks among baseball's top prospects because of his power potential. He signed a $43 million, six-year contract during spring training, nearly double the amount of the previous high for a player under club control yet to make his major league debut.

After his first homer, Jimenez shot his fist in the air rounding first base and performed an elaborate handshake with fellow youngster Yoan Moncada at home plate. He was mobbed with sunflower seeds and gum in the dugout.

''We've been waiting for that,'' Giolito said. ''He's got ridiculous power.''

Chicago played its first night game this season after opening with 11 straight day tilts.

Brett Gardner had a solo homer for the Yankees, and DJ LeMahieu two hits, a walk and two RBIs. LeMahieu is batting .439 this season.

A DOZEN DOWN

Sanchez was surprised when an MRI on Thursday showed the strain, believing the tightness in his calf this week wouldn't require him to miss more time. He is optimistic he will return when eligible.

More than half the Yankees starting lineup is hurt. Sanchez joined outfielders Giancarlo Stanton (strained left biceps) and Aaron Hicks (left lower back strain), shortstop Didi Gregorius (recovering from Tommy John surgery last October), third baseman Miguel Andujar (torn labrum in right shoulder) and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (strained left calf) on the IL.

MOMENT OF SILENCE

A moment of silence was held before the national anthem to honor former Yankees and White Sox right-hander Scott Sanderson, who died Thursday. The 1991 All-Star was 62 years old.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: Recalled LHP Josh Osich from Triple-A. He takes the spot left open by LHP Caleb Frare, who was optioned to Triple-A on Wednesday.

YANKEES: Andujar threw lightly for the second time Friday and felt good. He is trying to avoid surgery but first must prove he can ''handle the throws necessary to play,'' Boone said.

UP NEXT

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia will come off the IL and make his season debut following an angioplasty and right knee surgery in the offseason. The 38-year-old plans to retire after the season. Former New York RHP Ivan Nova (0-1, 7.71) is set to start for Chicago.

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1002402--9121
NYY5-8
2201010--670
  • W: L. Giolito (2-1)L: J. Happ (0-2)S: N. Jones (1)
  • HR: CHW - Y. Alonso (2), J. McCann (1), E. Jimenez 2 (2), NYY - B. Gardner (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia RF41220002.341.370.432.8017.0
T. Anderson SS40100012.488.500.6831.1832.5
J. Abreu 1B31100122.204.264.429.6932.0
Y. Alonso DH41231002.162.340.324.6659.0
Y. Moncada 3B41100002.314.352.588.9402.0
E. Jimenez LF42332000.319.360.468.82814.0
J. McCann C32111121.318.348.545.8937.0
J. Rondon 2B30000022.217.280.435.715-1.0
A. Engel CF21100110.176.222.471.6933.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner CF41111004.200.298.420.7186.0
    A. Judge RF21010010.277.417.489.9062.5
    L. Voit DH31000124.184.322.429.7511.0
    G. Torres SS20000100.300.364.560.9241.0
    G. Bird 1B30000023.194.324.290.615-1.0
    D. LeMahieu 2B21220100.439.489.5611.0506.0
    C. Frazier LF21100101.333.353.633.9863.0
    G. Urshela 3B31210000.308.471.462.9325.0
    A. Romine C30110022.222.222.389.6111.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Garcia 2 (4), A. Engel (2)
      • HR - Y. Alonso (2), E. Jimenez 2 (2), J. McCann
      • RBI - L. Garcia 2 (3), Y. Alonso 3 (8), E. Jimenez 3 (6), J. McCann
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia 2 (3), Y. Alonso (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (5), T. Anderson (3), Y. Moncada (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Urshela (2)
      • HR - B. Gardner (3)
      • SF - A. Judge
      • RBI - B. Gardner (4), A. Judge (8), D. LeMahieu 2 (7), G. Urshela (2), A. Romine (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Gardner (2), D. LeMahieu 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit 2 (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Anderson (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (4)
      • E - T. Anderson (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito (W, 2-1)5.06644616.191.5011.0
      J. Ruiz (H, 1)0.110001021.604.20-0.5
      J. Fry (H, 2)0.100000012.602.400.0
      N. Jones (S, 1)0.10000005.061.507.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito (W, 2-1)5.0
      J. Ruiz (H, 1)0.1
      J. Fry (H, 2)0.1
      N. Jones (S, 1)0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (L, 0-2)4.09662518.761.95-7.5
      J. Holder2.01111315.191.154.5
      C. Green0.122200211.811.69-4.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (L, 0-2)4.0
      J. Holder2.0
      C. Green0.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 102-64, J. Ruiz 8-6, J. Fry 4-2, N. Jones 9-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 4-4, J. Fry 1-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 25, J. Ruiz 2, J. Fry, N. Jones 2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 88-54, J. Holder 35-22, C. Green 14-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 4-4, J. Holder 1-3, C. Green 0-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 23, J. Holder 8, C. Green 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      1002402--9121
      NYY5-8
      2201010--670
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Garcia RF41220002.341.370.432.8017.0
      T. Anderson SS40100012.488.500.6831.1832.5
      J. Abreu 1B31100122.204.264.429.6932.0
      Y. Alonso DH41231002.162.340.324.6659.0
      Y. Moncada 3B41100002.314.352.588.9402.0
      E. Jimenez LF42332000.319.360.468.82814.0
      J. McCann C32111121.318.348.545.8937.0
      J. Rondon 2B30000022.217.280.435.715-1.0
      A. Engel CF21100110.176.222.471.6933.5
      Total31912943813-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Gardner CF41111004.200.298.420.7186.0
        A. Judge RF21010010.277.417.489.9062.5
        L. Voit DH31000124.184.322.429.7511.0
        G. Torres SS20000100.300.364.560.9241.0
        G. Bird 1B30000023.194.324.290.615-1.0
        D. LeMahieu 2B21220100.439.489.5611.0506.0
        C. Frazier LF21100101.333.353.633.9863.0
        G. Urshela 3B31210000.308.471.462.9325.0
        A. Romine C30110022.222.222.389.6111.0
        Total2467614714-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Garcia 2 (4), A. Engel (2)
          • HR - Y. Alonso (2), E. Jimenez 2 (2), J. McCann
          • RBI - L. Garcia 2 (3), Y. Alonso 3 (8), E. Jimenez 3 (6), J. McCann
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia 2 (3), Y. Alonso (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 2 (5), T. Anderson (3), Y. Moncada (7)
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Urshela (2)
          • HR - B. Gardner (3)
          • SF - A. Judge
          • RBI - B. Gardner (4), A. Judge (8), D. LeMahieu 2 (7), G. Urshela (2), A. Romine (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Gardner (2), D. LeMahieu 2 (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit 2 (9)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - T. Anderson (5)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia (4)
          • E - T. Anderson (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Giolito (W, 2-1)5.06644616.191.5011.0
          J. Ruiz (H, 1)0.110001021.604.20-0.5
          J. Fry (H, 2)0.100000012.602.400.0
          N. Jones (S, 1)0.10000005.061.507.0
          Total6.0764471---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Giolito (W, 2-1)5.0
          J. Ruiz (H, 1)0.1
          J. Fry (H, 2)0.1
          N. Jones (S, 1)0.1
          Total6.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Happ (L, 0-2)4.09662518.761.95-7.5
          J. Holder2.01111315.191.154.5
          C. Green0.122200211.811.69-4.0
          Total6.11299384---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Happ (L, 0-2)4.0
          J. Holder2.0
          C. Green0.1
          Total6.1
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 102-64, J. Ruiz 8-6, J. Fry 4-2, N. Jones 9-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 4-4, J. Fry 1-0
          • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 25, J. Ruiz 2, J. Fry, N. Jones 2
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 88-54, J. Holder 35-22, C. Green 14-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 4-4, J. Holder 1-3, C. Green 0-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Happ 23, J. Holder 8, C. Green 3
          • 7TH INNING
            McCann homered to right96
            Jimenez homered to center86
          • 6TH INNING
            Urshela singled to center, LeMahieu scored, Frazier to second76
          • 5TH INNING
            Jimenez homered to center, Moncada scored75
            Alonso homered to right, Abreu scored55
          • 4TH INNING
            Gardner homered to right35
            Garcia doubled to deep right, McCann and Engel scored34
          • 2ND INNING
            Judge hit sacrifice fly to left, Urshela scored14
            Romine singled to center, Frazier scored, Urshela to third13
          • 1ST INNING
            LeMahieu singled to right, Judge and Voit scored, Torres out at third12
            Alonso singled to left center, Garcia scored10
          • 7TH INNING
            • Chad Green relieved Jonathan Holder
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada flied out to left
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Foul, Jimenez homered to center
            • J. McCann: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCann homered to right
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Holder Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Garcia flied out to center
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Anderson grounded out to third
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
            • C. Frazier: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier singled to right, LeMahieu to second
            • Jose Ruiz relieved Lucas Giolito
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Urshela singled to center, LeMahieu scored, Frazier to second
            • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
            • Jace Fry relieved Jose Ruiz
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gardner reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Frazier to third, Urshela out at second
            • Nate Jones relieved Jace Fry
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Judge hit by pitch, Gardner to second
            • L. Voit: Strike looking, Voit lined out to left
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Abreu singled to center
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso homered to right, Abreu scored
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Moncada singled to left center
            • Jonathan Holder relieved J.A. Happ
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Jimenez homered to center, Moncada scored
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • L. Voit: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Torres grounded out to first
            • G. Bird: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bird struck out looking
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Jimenez grounded out to second
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann walked
            • J. Rondon: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
            • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Engel walked, McCann to second
            • L. Garcia: Garcia doubled to deep right, McCann and Engel scored
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson flied out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • G. Urshela: Urshela flied out to shallow center
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gardner homered to right
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson singled to center
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Abreu struck out on foul tip
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Anderson stole second, Ball, Foul, Alonso grounded out to first, Anderson to third
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Moncada flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Torres grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Bird: Strike looking, Foul, Bird lined out to left
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, LeMahieu singled to left
            • C. Frazier: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Frazier flied out to right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jimenez singled to right
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rondon flied out to right
            • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel doubled to left, Jimenez to third
            • L. Garcia: Garcia fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier walked
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Urshela doubled to deep right center, Frazier to third
            • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Ball, Romine singled to center, Frazier scored, Urshela to third
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner flied out to center
            • A. Judge: Judge hit sacrifice fly to left, Urshela scored
            • L. Voit: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Garcia doubled to deep center
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Abreu struck out on foul tip
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Alonso singled to left center, Garcia scored
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Moncada lined out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner popped out to third
            • A. Judge: Ball, Judge safe at first on shortstop Anderson throwing error
            • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Voit walked, Judge to second
            • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Torres walked, Judge to third, Voit to second
            • G. Bird: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu singled to right, Judge and Voit scored, Torres out at third
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)