Severino helps Yankees sweep White Sox with 7-3 win

CHICAGO (AP) Luis Severino has been working on his slider with New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

It's beginning to pay off, too.

Severino pitched seven effective innings in his first win in a month, Giancarlo Stanton hit his first grand slam in four years and the Yankees swept the Chicago White Sox with a 7-3 victory on Wednesday night.

Aaron Hicks also homered as wild card-leading New York closed out a 3-4 trip with its third consecutive win. While Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez remain sidelined by injuries, the Yankees posted their first road series sweep of at least three games since a weekend set against the Angels from April 27-29.

''It's not easy for us right now,'' manager Aaron Boone said. ''For us to come in here and grind out these wins I think is huge.''

The Yankees bounced back nicely after they were swept by the big league-best Red Sox, an ugly four-game set that included Severino's third straight loss. The ace right-hander was a little better this time around, striking out eight while moving into a tie for the major league lead with his career-best 15th win.

Severino (15-5) retired 11 in a row after the White Sox used three straight hits to open a 2-0 lead in the first. After Tim Anderson led off the fifth with his 15th homer, Severino fanned the next two batters, and Austin Romine threw out Yoan Moncada trying to steal second.

''A lot of good sliders. The changeup was a factor again tonight,'' Boone said. ''So hopefully another step forward for him.''

Severino said he felt better about his slider after working with Rothschild on the shape of the pitch.

''I was in control. I wasn't missing like a couple outings ago,'' he said. ''I was on top of the ball.''

White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (7-9) was tagged for seven runs and six hits in five innings in his first loss in a month. He was 2-0 with a 3.42 ERA in his previous four starts.

Giolito unraveled for a while in the second, beginning with Gleyber Torres' leadoff walk on four pitches. After Miguel Andujar struck out, the next five batters reached safely.

''I lost all my rhythm, I lost all my tempo,'' Giolito said. ''Four-pitch walk on uncompetitive pitches to open the inning. Kind of just spiraled from there.''

Romine and Shane Robinson had consecutive RBI singles, tying it at 2. Brett Gardner was hit by a pitch before Stanton went the other way for his 27th homer, connecting for a high-arcing drive that landed just inside the foul pole in right.

It was Stanton's first slam since April 18, 2014, for Miami against Seattle and No. 6 for his career. He also homered in New York's 4-3 victory Tuesday night.

''Good to get a sweep here,'' he said. ''Let Boston be in the past, and look ahead to what we need to do.''

Hicks added a leadoff drive in the fifth for his 19th homer. His previous career high was 15 last year.

Chicago (41-73) had won a season-high four straight before the sweep by New York (71-42). Jose Abreu and Daniel Palka each had two hits and drove in a run for the White Sox.

''At the end of the day, the outcome wasn't the one we wanted for us,'' Abreu said through a translator. ''But I think it was a very good collective effort for the team.''

RESTING

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius got the day off. Gregorius played every inning in New York's previous eight games since it was last off on July 30, including Tuesday night's 13-inning win.

BUGGING OUT

Second base umpire Bruce Dreckman had a bug removed from his ear with the help of Yankees trainer Steve Donohue during the ninth inning. The bug was plucked out with a pair of tweezers and was still fluttering its wings after the ordeal.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman experienced some general soreness after he threw 39 pitches while blowing a save opportunity Sunday night at Boston. But the All-Star closer was available for the series finale against Chicago. ''I feel much better,'' Chapman said through a translator.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP J.A. Happ (11-6, 4.05 ERA) is slated to start the opener of a season-long 11-game homestand Thursday night against Texas. Happ is coming off the disabled list after being sidelined by hand, foot and mouth disease. Right-hander Chance Adams was optioned to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to make room on the roster.

White Sox: Following an off day, LHP Carlos Rodon (3-3, 2.94 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series against Cleveland on Friday night. Rodon is 2-0 with a sparkling 1.56 ERA over his last five games. Rookie RHP Shane Bieber (6-2, 4.58 ERA) pitches for the visiting Indians.

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CHW41-73
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  • W: L. Severino (15-5)L: L. Giolito (7-9)
  • HR: NYY - G. Stanton (27), A. Hicks (19), CHW - T. Anderson (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF31000130.245.339.375.7141.5
G. Stanton DH41141111.279.343.517.8609.5
A. Hicks CF41111121.248.359.482.8416.0
G. Bird 1B50100013.215.304.405.7090.5
G. Torres SS31100211.274.344.526.8715.5
M. Andujar 3B40000114.289.324.494.8182.5
N. Walker 2B41100014.222.297.314.6111.5
A. Romine C41110024.256.311.439.7502.0
S. Robinson RF41110000.190.292.333.6253.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B40100020.218.300.390.690-1.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B41100010.242.299.379.6781.5
    J. Abreu 1B31210100.269.330.487.8176.0
    D. Palka DH40210001.238.281.494.7753.0
    A. Garcia RF40000024.257.281.500.781-1.0
    N. Delmonico LF40100021.231.332.375.7071.0
    T. Anderson SS41111011.240.288.402.6905.5
    K. Smith C30000011.292.342.321.663-0.5
    a- O. Narvaez PH10100000.288.370.429.8001.0
    A. Engel CF30000031.217.267.297.563-1.5
    b- R. LaMarre PH10000001.270.322.324.6470.0
    • a-singled for Smith in the 9th
    • b-lined out for Engel in the 9th
    BATTING
    • HR - G. Stanton (27), A. Hicks (19)
    • RBI - G. Stanton 4 (73), A. Hicks (51), A. Romine (30), S. Robinson (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Bird 3 (3), M. Andujar, A. Romine 4 (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Abreu (33), N. Delmonico (8)
    • HR - T. Anderson (15)
    • RBI - J. Abreu (67), D. Palka (45), T. Anderson (47)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Garcia 3 (3), N. Delmonico, A. Engel, R. LaMarre
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - G. Torres (3), M. Andujar (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - Y. Moncada (4)
    FIELDING
    • E - T. Anderson (15)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Severino (W, 15-5)7.07330813.111.1025.0
    C. Green1.01001302.701.072.5
    J. Holder1.01000103.501.062.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Severino (W, 15-5)7.0
    C. Green1.0
    J. Holder1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Giolito (L, 7-9)5.06773726.231.50-2.5
    J. Gomez1.10003004.261.580.0
    H. Santiago2.21000505.241.587.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Giolito (L, 7-9)5.0
    J. Gomez1.1
    H. Santiago2.2
    PITCHING
    • WP - L. Severino (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 109-73, C. Green 27-14, J. Holder 19-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 6-6, J. Holder 1-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Severino 27, C. Green 5, J. Holder 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - L. Giolito (13)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 103-64, J. Gomez 29-14, H. Santiago 43-25
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 4-5, J. Gomez 3-1, H. Santiago 1-2
    • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 26, J. Gomez 7, H. Santiago 9
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    060010000770
    CHW41-73
    200010000391
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF31000130.245.339.375.7141.5
    G. Stanton DH41141111.279.343.517.8609.5
    A. Hicks CF41111121.248.359.482.8416.0
    G. Bird 1B50100013.215.304.405.7090.5
    G. Torres SS31100211.274.344.526.8715.5
    M. Andujar 3B40000114.289.324.494.8182.5
    N. Walker 2B41100014.222.297.314.6111.5
    A. Romine C41110024.256.311.439.7502.0
    S. Robinson RF41110000.190.292.333.6253.0
    Total35777261218-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      Y. Moncada 2B40100020.218.300.390.690-1.0
      Y. Sanchez 3B41100010.242.299.379.6781.5
      J. Abreu 1B31210100.269.330.487.8176.0
      D. Palka DH40210001.238.281.494.7753.0
      A. Garcia RF40000024.257.281.500.781-1.0
      N. Delmonico LF40100021.231.332.375.7071.0
      T. Anderson SS41111011.240.288.402.6905.5
      K. Smith C30000011.292.342.321.663-0.5
      a- O. Narvaez PH10100000.288.370.429.8001.0
      A. Engel CF30000031.217.267.297.563-1.5
      b- R. LaMarre PH10000001.270.322.324.6470.0
      Total35393111210-----
      • a-singled for Smith in the 9th
      • b-lined out for Engel in the 9th
      BATTING
      • HR - G. Stanton (27), A. Hicks (19)
      • RBI - G. Stanton 4 (73), A. Hicks (51), A. Romine (30), S. Robinson (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Bird 3 (3), M. Andujar, A. Romine 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (33), N. Delmonico (8)
      • HR - T. Anderson (15)
      • RBI - J. Abreu (67), D. Palka (45), T. Anderson (47)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Garcia 3 (3), N. Delmonico, A. Engel, R. LaMarre
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - G. Torres (3), M. Andujar (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - Y. Moncada (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Anderson (15)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (W, 15-5)7.07330813.111.1025.0
      C. Green1.01001302.701.072.5
      J. Holder1.01000103.501.062.5
      Total9.09331121---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (W, 15-5)7.0
      C. Green1.0
      J. Holder1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito (L, 7-9)5.06773726.231.50-2.5
      J. Gomez1.10003004.261.580.0
      H. Santiago2.21000505.241.587.5
      Total9.07776122---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito (L, 7-9)5.0
      J. Gomez1.1
      H. Santiago2.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Severino (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 109-73, C. Green 27-14, J. Holder 19-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 6-6, J. Holder 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 27, C. Green 5, J. Holder 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Giolito (13)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 103-64, J. Gomez 29-14, H. Santiago 43-25
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 4-5, J. Gomez 3-1, H. Santiago 1-2
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 26, J. Gomez 7, H. Santiago 9
      • 5TH INNING
        Anderson homered to right73
        Hicks homered to right center72
      • 2ND INNING
        Stanton homered to right, Romine, Robinson and Gardner scored62
        Robinson singled to right, Walker scored, Romine to second22
        Romine singled to shallow left, Torres scored, Walker to second12
      • 1ST INNING
        Palka singled to center, Abreu scored02
        Abreu doubled to left center, Sanchez scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Bird singled to left
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Andujar grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jonathan Holder relieved Chad Green
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Delmonico grounded out to second
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • Omar Narvaez hit for Kevan Smith
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Narvaez singled to shallow left
        • Ryan LaMarre hit for Adam Engel
        • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Narvaez to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, LaMarre lined out to left
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • H. Santiago Pitching:
        • S. Robinson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Robinson flied out to right
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Stanton flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chad Green relieved Luis Severino
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Abreu walked
        • D. Palka: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Palka singled to center, Abreu to third
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Gomez Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Torres flied out to center
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andujar walked
        • Hector Santiago relieved Jeanmar Gomez
        • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andujar stole second, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • N. Delmonico: Delmonico doubled to left center
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Delmonico out at third
        • K. Smith: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson to second on wild pitch, Foul, Smith flied out to deep right, Anderson to third
        • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Jeanmar Gomez relieved Lucas Giolito
        • S. Robinson: Robinson grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gardner walked
        • G. Stanton: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Stanton grounded out to shortstop, Gardner to second
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bird grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Sanchez flied out to center
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Abreu singled to center
        • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Palka reached on fielder's choice to first, Abreu out at second
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks homered to right center
        • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Bird struck out looking
        • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Torres walked
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Andujar safe at first on shortstop Anderson fielding error, Torres to second
        • N. Walker: Walker lined out to second
        • A. Romine: Ball, Romine lined out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Anderson homered to right
        • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada singled to left
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Moncada caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • S. Robinson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Robinson grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Gardner: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Palka flied out to center
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Torres singled to right
        • M. Andujar: Andujar flied out to deep right
        • N. Walker: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Walker lined out to center
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Torres stole second, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moncada grounded out to pitcher
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to first
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu lined out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Torres walked
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • N. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Walker singled to left, Torres to second
        • A. Romine: Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Romine singled to shallow left, Torres scored, Walker to second
        • S. Robinson: Ball, Ball, Robinson singled to right, Walker scored, Romine to second
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gardner hit by pitch, Romine to third, Robinson to second
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Stanton homered to right, Romine, Robinson and Gardner scored
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Hicks grounded out to second
        • G. Bird: Bird flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 2nd (6 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Smith flied out to right
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Stanton walked
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bird grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Stanton out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez singled to left
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Abreu doubled to left center, Sanchez scored
        • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Palka singled to center, Abreu scored
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Palka out at second
        • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)