Anderson's slam backs Rodón as White Sox top Yankees 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) Ravaged by injuries, the New York Yankees hardly resemble the 100-win team that set a major league record for homers last year.

And even though it's very early in the season, they are frittering away games during a favorable portion of their schedule.

Tim Anderson hit his first career grand slam and Carlos Rodon pitched the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the scuffling Yankees on Sunday. New York is 3-6 at home against the Orioles, Tigers and White Sox - all projected also-rans that lost at least 98 games last year.

''It's frustrating to lose two out of three to a team that we should probably beat,'' first baseman Luke Voit said. ''I think a lot of us just need to get out of our heads and go back to playing Yankee baseball the right way.''

On deck for New York, a visit from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox in the first meeting this season between the longtime rivals. Both are off to surprisingly slow starts.

''Anytime a team comes into Yankee Stadium, they're going to give you their A game. We've noticed that,'' right fielder Aaron Judge said. ''We've just got to make sure we match that every single game. People are coming after us, so we've got to keep the intensity up and just play our game.''

Jose Abreu nearly had a grand slam as well - to almost the same spot in the ballpark - but settled for a sacrifice fly when Judge made a jumping catch in front of the wall. Held to one hit Saturday in a 4-0 loss, Chicago chased Masahiro Tanaka with nobody out in the fifth and won for only the second time in eight games.

Yoan Moncada had three hits and a walk for the White Sox, who stole five bases in the last five innings - several of them uncontested. Chicago won two of three to take consecutive series in the Bronx for the first time since 2002-03. Before last August, the White Sox hadn't captured a series at Yankee Stadium since 2005.

With the Yankees (6-9) missing five dangerous regulars from their lineup, Judge did all he could in this one. He scored on Voit's double, lined an RBI single and threw out Moncada trying for a two-base hit. New York handed Tanaka (1-1) an early 2-0 lead, but he unraveled in the fourth and fifth as the Yankees lost their fifth in six games.

Tanaka had trouble with his splitter.

''It wasn't coming out of my hand right, and not just today,'' he said through a translator. ''Definitely need to make some adjustments so it's an effective pitch.''

Rodon (2-2) allowed three hits in six innings and struck out five , improving to 3-0 in three starts at Yankee Stadium. He retired his final 11 batters after a visit from pitching coach Don Cooper.

Four relievers finished a four-hitter, with Alex Colome getting three quick outs for his third save.

''I found a groove after the third,'' Rodon said. ''This is a playoff club, the Yankees are. I think this is a good series win for us. Hopefully we can build off it and get some momentum going.''

Tanaka faced only 10 batters in the first three innings, striking out six, but then all of a sudden he fell apart. Eight of his next 10 hitters reached safely, and the right-hander was done.

''We made him make pitches and we didn't let him off the hook,'' Anderson said. ''We were able to draw some walks and we were able to make it hurt.''

Anderson, who began the day leading the majors with a .444 batting average, drove a fourth-inning splitter the opposite way. He urged it with a waving hand into the front row of seats just beyond the auxiliary scoreboard in right-center for his third homer and Chicago's first slam of the season.

''It was my first one, so it definitely felt good,'' Anderson said.

Abreu added his sacrifice fly after Tanaka exited with the bases loaded in the fifth. Tanaka had permitted one earned run in each of his first three starts.

DUBIOUS DISTINCTION

Now that Baltimore's Chris Davis snapped his record 0-for-54 skid Saturday, White Sox outfielder Daniel Palka has the longest current hitless streak for an active major league position player, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Palka went 0 for 3 on Sunday, leaving him 0 for 28 this season and 0 for 30 dating to last year. Mikie Mahtook, sent to the minors over the weekend, is hitless in his last 31 at-bats for Detroit. Palka led the White Sox with 27 homers last season, tied for the most among big league rookies.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Aaron Hicks (lower back strain) still has no timetable for a return, though manager Aaron Boone said the center fielder is doing really well. ''It's been a couple of weeks where we feel like he's completely past the injury. The ramp up has just been a little slow because it obviously took some time,'' Boone said. ''Hopefully batting practice starts at some point this week.''

UP NEXT

White Sox: Looking for his 150th career win, RHP Ervin Santana (0-1) pitches against one of his former teams Monday night when Chicago hosts Kansas City. The two-time All-Star was tagged for seven runs and seven hits over 3 2/3 innings by Tampa Bay in his White Sox debut last Tuesday.

Yankees: Following a day off, LHP James Paxton (1-2, 6.00) gets his first taste of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry Tuesday night when he faces struggling Boston ace Chris Sale (0-3, 9.00) in the opener of a two-game set. Paxton told reporters he thought he was tipping pitches in Houston last Wednesday during an 8-6 loss.

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  • W: C. Rodon (2-2)L: M. Tanaka (1-1)S: A. Colome (3)
  • HR: CHW - T. Anderson (3)
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J. Abreu DH31110122.200.262.418.6808.0
Y. Alonso 1B21000223.143.333.286.6192.0
E. Jimenez LF21000222.288.351.423.7742.0
T. Anderson SS41141003.429.440.6531.0939.0
J. McCann C40100010.308.333.500.8332.5
D. Palka RF30000010.000.125.000.125-0.5
A. Engel CF10000011.143.182.381.563-0.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. LeMahieu 2B40000001.396.455.500.9550.0
    A. Judge RF31110100.278.412.519.9304.0
    G. Torres SS40100022.293.349.517.8660.0
    L. Voit 1B40110002.204.328.444.7733.0
    C. Frazier DH40000023.297.317.541.858-1.0
    B. Gardner CF40000010.190.277.379.656-0.5
    G. Urshela 3B30100010.313.450.438.8880.5
    K. Higashioka C30000001.200.167.200.3670.0
    M. Tauchman LF21000110.125.222.250.4721.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Moncada (6), J. Abreu (3), Y. Sanchez (2)
      • HR - T. Anderson (3)
      • SF - J. Abreu
      • RBI - J. Abreu (10), T. Anderson 4 (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso (2), E. Jimenez (4), T. Anderson 2 (5), Y. Sanchez (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Voit
      • RBI - A. Judge (10), L. Voit (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Voit (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Frazier 2 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Garcia (4), Y. Moncada, J. Abreu 2 (2), J. McCann
      • CS - Y. Moncada, Y. Sanchez
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Anderson (4)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Judge
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Rodon (W, 2-2)6.03222503.271.1423.5
      J. Fry (H, 3)0.100001011.812.250.5
      N. Jones (H, 1)0.21000004.501.50-1.0
      K. Herrera (H, 2)1.00000101.290.713.5
      A. Colome (S, 3)1.00000003.000.5010.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Rodon (W, 2-2)6.0
      J. Fry (H, 3)0.1
      N. Jones (H, 1)0.2
      K. Herrera (H, 2)1.0
      A. Colome (S, 3)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Tanaka (L, 1-1)4.07553613.221.30-5.0
      L. Cessa1.10001101.081.082.5
      T. Kahnle0.20000103.861.710.5
      A. Ottavino1.00002201.131.002.0
      J. Harvey1.01000200.001.003.0
      C. Green1.01000209.951.583.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Tanaka (L, 1-1)4.0
      L. Cessa1.1
      T. Kahnle0.2
      A. Ottavino1.0
      J. Harvey1.0
      C. Green1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 112-74, J. Fry 6-4, N. Jones 8-3, K. Herrera 12-8, A. Colome 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 5-3, N. Jones 2-0, K. Herrera 1-1, A. Colome 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 23, J. Fry, N. Jones 2, K. Herrera 4, A. Colome 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 81-49, L. Cessa 18-12, T. Kahnle 9-5, A. Ottavino 27-12, J. Harvey 23-12, C. Green 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 5-1, L. Cessa 1-1, T. Kahnle 1-0, J. Harvey 0-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 20, L. Cessa 5, T. Kahnle 2, A. Ottavino 5, J. Harvey 4, C. Green 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      L. Garcia CF-RF50100041.302.327.377.7051.0
      Y. Moncada 3B40300100.328.371.586.9576.0
      J. Abreu DH31110122.200.262.418.6808.0
      Y. Alonso 1B21000223.143.333.286.6192.0
      E. Jimenez LF21000222.288.351.423.7742.0
      T. Anderson SS41141003.429.440.6531.0939.0
      J. McCann C40100010.308.333.500.8332.5
      D. Palka RF30000010.000.125.000.125-0.5
      A. Engel CF10000011.143.182.381.563-0.5
      Y. Sanchez 2B41200011.139.162.194.3572.5
      Total32595161413-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. LeMahieu 2B40000001.396.455.500.9550.0
        A. Judge RF31110100.278.412.519.9304.0
        G. Torres SS40100022.293.349.517.8660.0
        L. Voit 1B40110002.204.328.444.7733.0
        C. Frazier DH40000023.297.317.541.858-1.0
        B. Gardner CF40000010.190.277.379.656-0.5
        G. Urshela 3B30100010.313.450.438.8880.5
        K. Higashioka C30000001.200.167.200.3670.0
        M. Tauchman LF21000110.125.222.250.4721.5
        Total312420279-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Moncada (6), J. Abreu (3), Y. Sanchez (2)
          • HR - T. Anderson (3)
          • SF - J. Abreu
          • RBI - J. Abreu (10), T. Anderson 4 (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso (2), E. Jimenez (4), T. Anderson 2 (5), Y. Sanchez (4)
          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Voit
          • RBI - A. Judge (10), L. Voit (14)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Voit (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Frazier 2 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - L. Garcia (4), Y. Moncada, J. Abreu 2 (2), J. McCann
          • CS - Y. Moncada, Y. Sanchez
          FIELDING
          • E - T. Anderson (4)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - A. Judge
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Rodon (W, 2-2)6.03222503.271.1423.5
          J. Fry (H, 3)0.100001011.812.250.5
          N. Jones (H, 1)0.21000004.501.50-1.0
          K. Herrera (H, 2)1.00000101.290.713.5
          A. Colome (S, 3)1.00000003.000.5010.0
          Total9.0422270---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Rodon (W, 2-2)6.0
          J. Fry (H, 3)0.1
          N. Jones (H, 1)0.2
          K. Herrera (H, 2)1.0
          A. Colome (S, 3)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Tanaka (L, 1-1)4.07553613.221.30-5.0
          L. Cessa1.10001101.081.082.5
          T. Kahnle0.20000103.861.710.5
          A. Ottavino1.00002201.131.002.0
          J. Harvey1.01000200.001.003.0
          C. Green1.01000209.951.583.0
          Total9.09556141---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Tanaka (L, 1-1)4.0
          L. Cessa1.1
          T. Kahnle0.2
          A. Ottavino1.0
          J. Harvey1.0
          C. Green1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 112-74, J. Fry 6-4, N. Jones 8-3, K. Herrera 12-8, A. Colome 13-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 5-3, N. Jones 2-0, K. Herrera 1-1, A. Colome 1-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 23, J. Fry, N. Jones 2, K. Herrera 4, A. Colome 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 81-49, L. Cessa 18-12, T. Kahnle 9-5, A. Ottavino 27-12, J. Harvey 23-12, C. Green 15-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 5-1, L. Cessa 1-1, T. Kahnle 1-0, J. Harvey 0-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 20, L. Cessa 5, T. Kahnle 2, A. Ottavino 5, J. Harvey 4, C. Green 3
          • 5TH INNING
            Abreu hit sacrifice fly to right, Sanchez scored, Garcia to third52
          • 4TH INNING
            Anderson homered to right center, Abreu, Alonso and Jimenez scored42
          • 3RD INNING
            Judge singled to right, Tauchman scored02
          • 1ST INNING
            Voit doubled to deep right center, Judge scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Chad Green relieved Joe Harvey
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada singled to right
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Moncada caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Alex Colome relieved Kelvin Herrera
            • L. Voit: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Voit lined out to shortstop
            • C. Frazier: Foul, Frazier lined out to center
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joe Harvey relieved Adam Ottavino
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson flied out to shallow right
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McCann singled to right center
            • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McCann stole second, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Kelvin Herrera relieved Nate Jones
            • M. Tauchman: Tauchman flied out to deep left
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu fouled out to first
            • A. Judge: Ball, Judge safe at first on shortstop Anderson throwing error
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Torres struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Adam Ottavino relieved Tommy Kahnle
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moncada lined out to center
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso walked
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Abreu stole third, Ball, Strike looking, Jimenez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jace Fry relieved Carlos Rodon
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Gardner struck out on foul tip
            • Nate Jones relieved Jace Fry
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Ball, Urshela singled to center
            • K. Higashioka: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Higashioka grounded out to second, Urshela out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • L. Cessa Pitching:
            • J. McCann: McCann lined out to right
            • Tommy Kahnle relieved Luis Cessa
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Adam Engel in center field
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • L. Voit: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Voit grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Frazier: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez doubled to deep center
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to left, Sanchez to third
            • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Garcia stole second, Ball, Moncada walked
            • Luis Cessa relieved Masahiro Tanaka
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu hit sacrifice fly to right, Sanchez scored, Garcia to third
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada stole second
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jimenez walked
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Anderson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Jimenez out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to second
            • A. Judge: Judge lined out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Moncada singled to deep right, Moncada out at second
            • J. Abreu: Abreu doubled to deep left
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alonso walked
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jimenez walked, Abreu to third, Alonso to second
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson homered to right center, Abreu, Alonso and Jimenez scored
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann flied out to right
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Palka grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gardner lined out to center
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Urshela grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Higashioka: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Higashioka flied out to deep left
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Palka grounded out to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez singled to right
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Sanchez caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tauchman walked
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Tauchman to second on wild pitch, LeMahieu lined out to center
            • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Judge singled to right, Tauchman scored
            • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Torres singled to left, Judge to second
            • L. Voit: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Voit lined out to right
            • C. Frazier: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gardner flied out to deep right
            • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Urshela struck out on foul tip
            • K. Higashioka: Ball, Strike looking, Higashioka flied out to right
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada doubled to deep right
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Rodon Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
            • G. Torres: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Torres popped out to second
            • L. Voit: Foul, Voit doubled to deep right center, Judge scored
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)