Yankees beat Chisox 8-4, then announce trade for Encarnación

CHICAGO (AP) If the New York Yankees have to go with an opener, that's just fine with manager Aaron Boone.

It has worked out quite well so far.

Chad Green struck out six in two dominant innings and Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer, helping New York cool off the Chicago White Sox with an 8-4 win Saturday night.

Soon after the game ended, the Yankees announced they had acquired slugger Edwin Encarnacion, who leads the AL with 21 home runs, in a trade with Seattle.

The Yankees have been battling Tampa Bay for control of the AL East for much of the season, and leapfrogged the Rays for first place with the win. Now, they have another big bat for their lineup, getting Encarnacion for minor league pitcher Juan Then.

Speaking before the deal was announced, Yankees manager Aaron Boone declined comment. But asked about having room for another power hitter, Boone coyly responded ''There's always room for good players.''

Torres and Gary Sanchez each had three RBIs as New York won just the fourth time in its last 12 games.

The Yankees improved to 5-0 this year when employing an opener, with Green starting each one of those victories. The right-hander has a 3.52 ERA over 7 2/3 innings as a starter this season, versus a 9.60 ERA for his 17 appearances and 15 innings in relief.

''For me, it doesn't really matter,'' Green said. ''It doesn't matter if I throw the first or the sixth or seventh or fifth. It's all kind of the same.''

New York went with Green after it placed Domingo German on the injured list last weekend with a left hip flexor strain. Boone said he would have no problem going with an opener again if it made sense for the team.

''It's definitely a way we feel comfortable going out there knowing we can win a game doing it that way,'' he said, ''so we'll just kind of do what our personnel lends itself to.''

Chicago had won five of six to get back to .500 for the first time since April 5. But it was unable to overcome another shaky performance by Lopez (4-7), who permitted five runs and six hits in six innings after the start of the game was delayed 32 minutes by rain.

''Lopey, we didn't get the outcome we wanted out of him,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''He was hitting more spots today. His curveball wasn't as good as we'd want it to be. He's been working on that.''

Renteria and catcher Welington Castillo were ejected by umpire Phil Cuzzi for arguing balls and strikes in the top of the eighth. It was Castillo's second career ejection.

James McCann replaced Castillo and hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Holder in the bottom half. But Eloy Jimenez struck out swinging to end the inning, and New York added another run in the ninth when Didi Gregorius walked with the bases loaded.

After Green departed, Nestor Cortes Jr. (1-0) pitched five-plus innings for his first major league win. The left-hander allowed two runs and six hits, struck out seven and walked none.

SIR DIDI

Boone said he planned to rest Gregorius on Sunday. Gregorius missed the start of the season after he had Tommy John surgery in October. The shortstop is batting .385 (10 for 26) in seven games since he returned June 7.

''I feel like he has responded well, feel like he's moving pretty well,'' Boone said, ''and feel like overall he's getting sharper and sharper with each inning.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (right shoulder inflammation) is getting stretched out as part of his throwing program. Boone said he isn't sure when Severino will have his first bullpen session. ''He's moving in the right direction, but staying pretty disciplined to the progression,'' Boone said. ... Sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge continued their rehab stints with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Stanton played left field and went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. Judge served as the designated hitter and went 0 for 4 during a 2-0 loss at Durham. Boone said he thinks Judge (strained left oblique) is going to play in the field Sunday.

White Sox: INF Yoan Moncada (upper back tightness) was out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game, but Renteria said he was doing much better. ''We certainly hope to get him in the lineup tomorrow,'' Renteria said.

UP NEXT

Yankees left-hander James Paxton (3-3, 4.04 ERA) and White Sox right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1, 4.50 ERA) pitch Sunday in the finale of the four-game series.

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  • W: N. Cortes (1-0)L: R. Lopez (4-7)
  • HR: NYY - C. Maybin (2), G. Torres (15), CHW - J. McCann (5)
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 3B50200001.310.356.452.8085.0
L. Voit 1B51100024.263.380.506.8861.0
A. Hicks CF41100122.211.314.378.6922.0
G. Sanchez C32130202.260.336.609.9469.0
D. Gregorius SS40210103.385.407.538.9464.0
G. Torres 2B41231004.288.340.527.8669.0
C. Frazier DH40000023.285.333.522.855-1.0
C. Maybin RF41111010.273.357.394.7515.5
B. Gardner LF12000300.226.306.447.7535.0
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J. Holder P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Chapman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    L. Garcia CF40100022.277.314.372.6860.0
    T. Anderson SS40100012.318.346.492.8370.5
    J. Abreu 1B41200012.260.304.505.8102.5
    J. McCann DH-C41131031.320.372.491.8636.5
    E. Jimenez LF40200020.253.307.488.7951.0
    M. Banuelos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    W. Castillo C30000032.189.283.358.642-1.5
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    C. Tilson LF10000000.269.336.343.6790.0
    J. Rondon 3B40100012.216.273.304.5770.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B41100011.254.335.303.6381.5
    R. Cordell RF41100021.217.291.340.6301.0
    R. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Minaya P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (16), G. Sanchez (5)
      • HR - G. Torres (15), C. Maybin (2)
      • SF - G. Torres (4)
      • RBI - G. Sanchez 3 (43), D. Gregorius (3), G. Torres 3 (36), C. Maybin (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Gregorius (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Gregorius 2 (2), G. Torres 3 (3), C. Frazier 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - J. McCann (5)
      • RBI - J. McCann 3 (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. McCann 3 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu 2 (2), J. McCann, J. Rondon, R. Cordell
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. LeMahieu (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Cortes-Torres-Voit)
      • E - D. LeMahieu (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Anderson-Sanchez-Abreu; Vieira-Sanchez-Abreu)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Green2.01000607.541.688.0
      N. Cortes (W, 1-0)5.06220703.791.2617.5
      J. Holder1.02220215.081.250.0
      A. Chapman1.01000101.350.942.5
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Green2.0
      N. Cortes (W, 1-0)5.0
      J. Holder1.0
      A. Chapman1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (L, 4-7)6.06552416.311.592.0
      J. Minaya0.22222112.841.37-5.5
      J. Osich0.10000005.911.270.0
      T. Vieira1.12111109.002.33-0.5
      M. Banuelos0.20002106.901.84-1.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (L, 4-7)6.0
      J. Minaya0.2
      J. Osich0.1
      T. Vieira1.1
      M. Banuelos0.2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Green 33-22, N. Cortes 75-54, J. Holder 18-12, A. Chapman 22-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Cortes 5-2, A. Chapman 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Green 7, N. Cortes 20, J. Holder 5, A. Chapman 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - M. Banuelos (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 97-62, J. Minaya 23-11, J. Osich 1-1, T. Vieira 30-16, M. Banuelos 17-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 7-6, J. Minaya 1-0, T. Vieira 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 25, J. Minaya 6, J. Osich, T. Vieira 6, M. Banuelos 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      D. LeMahieu 3B50200001.310.356.452.8085.0
      L. Voit 1B51100024.263.380.506.8861.0
      A. Hicks CF41100122.211.314.378.6922.0
      G. Sanchez C32130202.260.336.609.9469.0
      D. Gregorius SS40210103.385.407.538.9464.0
      G. Torres 2B41231004.288.340.527.8669.0
      C. Frazier DH40000023.285.333.522.855-1.0
      C. Maybin RF41111010.273.357.394.7515.5
      B. Gardner LF12000300.226.306.447.7535.0
      C. Green P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      N. Cortes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      A. Chapman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        L. Garcia CF40100022.277.314.372.6860.0
        T. Anderson SS40100012.318.346.492.8370.5
        J. Abreu 1B41200012.260.304.505.8102.5
        J. McCann DH-C41131031.320.372.491.8636.5
        E. Jimenez LF40200020.253.307.488.7951.0
        M. Banuelos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
        W. Castillo C30000032.189.283.358.642-1.5
        T. Vieira P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Tilson LF10000000.269.336.343.6790.0
        J. Rondon 3B40100012.216.273.304.5770.5
        Y. Sanchez 2B41100011.254.335.303.6381.5
        R. Cordell RF41100021.217.291.340.6301.0
        R. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Minaya P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Osich P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total364103101613-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. LeMahieu (16), G. Sanchez (5)
          • HR - G. Torres (15), C. Maybin (2)
          • SF - G. Torres (4)
          • RBI - G. Sanchez 3 (43), D. Gregorius (3), G. Torres 3 (36), C. Maybin (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Gregorius (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Gregorius 2 (2), G. Torres 3 (3), C. Frazier 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • HR - J. McCann (5)
          • RBI - J. McCann 3 (18)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. McCann 3 (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Abreu 2 (2), J. McCann, J. Rondon, R. Cordell
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - D. LeMahieu (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Cortes-Torres-Voit)
          • E - D. LeMahieu (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Anderson-Sanchez-Abreu; Vieira-Sanchez-Abreu)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Green2.01000607.541.688.0
          N. Cortes (W, 1-0)5.06220703.791.2617.5
          J. Holder1.02220215.081.250.0
          A. Chapman1.01000101.350.942.5
          Total9.010440161---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Green2.0
          N. Cortes (W, 1-0)5.0
          J. Holder1.0
          A. Chapman1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Lopez (L, 4-7)6.06552416.311.592.0
          J. Minaya0.22222112.841.37-5.5
          J. Osich0.10000005.911.270.0
          T. Vieira1.12111109.002.33-0.5
          M. Banuelos0.20002106.901.84-1.5
          Total9.01088772---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Lopez (L, 4-7)6.0
          J. Minaya0.2
          J. Osich0.1
          T. Vieira1.1
          M. Banuelos0.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Green 33-22, N. Cortes 75-54, J. Holder 18-12, A. Chapman 22-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Cortes 5-2, A. Chapman 1-1
          • Batters Faced - C. Green 7, N. Cortes 20, J. Holder 5, A. Chapman 4
          PITCHING
          • IBB - M. Banuelos (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 97-62, J. Minaya 23-11, J. Osich 1-1, T. Vieira 30-16, M. Banuelos 17-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 7-6, J. Minaya 1-0, T. Vieira 1-1
          • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 25, J. Minaya 6, J. Osich, T. Vieira 6, M. Banuelos 4
          • 9TH INNING
            Gregorius walked, Gardner scored, LeMahieu to third, Sanchez to second84
          • 8TH INNING
            McCann homered to center, Cordell and Abreu scored74
            Abreu reached on an infield single to third, Sanchez scored, Cordell to third on 3rd baseman LeMahieu throwing error71
          • 7TH INNING
            Sanchez grounded out to third, Gardner scored, LeMahieu to third, Hicks to second70
            Maybin homered to center60
          • 6TH INNING
            Torres hit sacrifice fly to right, Sanchez scored50
          • 4TH INNING
            Torres homered to center, Sanchez scored40
            Sanchez doubled to left, Voit and Hicks scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • T. Vieira Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu singled to left center, Gardner to third
            • L. Voit: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • Manny Banuelos pitching
            • Charlie Tilson in left field
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • G. Sanchez: Sanchez intentionally walked
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gregorius walked, Gardner scored, LeMahieu to third, Sanchez to second
            • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres popped out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Aroldis Chapman relieved Jonathan Holder
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Tilson grounded out to second
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rondon singled to right center
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Sanchez lined out to center
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Cordell struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Thyago Vieira relieved Josh Osich
            • G. Torres: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Frazier grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Torres out at second
            • C. Maybin: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maybin flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Thyago Vieira pitching
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Cordell singled to left, Sanchez to second
            • Jonathan Holder relieved Nestor Cortes
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Anderson flied out to center
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu reached on an infield single to third, Sanchez scored, Cordell to third on 3rd baseman LeMahieu throwing error
            • J. McCann: Strike swinging, McCann homered to center, Cordell and Abreu scored
            • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Juan Minaya relieved Reynaldo Lopez
            • C. Maybin: Maybin homered to center
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, LeMahieu doubled to right, Gardner to third
            • L. Voit: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to third, Gardner scored, LeMahieu to third, Hicks to second
            • Josh Osich relieved Juan Minaya
            • D. Gregorius: Gregorius flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Cortes Pitching:
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Jimenez singled to left center
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Rondon grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Jimenez out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • D. Gregorius: Gregorius singled to right center, Sanchez to third
            • G. Torres: Torres hit sacrifice fly to right, Sanchez scored
            • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • N. Cortes Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to second
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Abreu singled to right center
            • J. McCann: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner popped out to third
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Voit: Ball, Voit grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Cortes Pitching:
            • J. Rondon: Foul, Foul, Rondon grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez flied out to center
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Cordell grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • L. Voit: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Voit singled to center
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Hicks singled to right center, Voit to second
            • G. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Sanchez doubled to left, Voit and Hicks scored
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius flied out to left
            • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Torres homered to center, Sanchez scored
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Frazier flied out to center
            • C. Maybin: Foul, Maybin grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Cortes Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jimenez struck out looking
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner walked
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gardner out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nestor Cortes relieved Chad Green
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia singled to left
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Anderson reached on an infield single to third, Garcia to second
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu flied out to deep center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez flied out to deep center
            • D. Gregorius: Gregorius singled to left
            • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Torres flied out to deep left
            • C. Frazier: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Green Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jimenez singled to deep left
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul tip, Rondon struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Voit: Ball, Foul, Foul, Voit grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Hicks: Hicks grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Green Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)