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NEW YORK — Tim Anderson mentioned every little thing he needed to say with one swing of the bat — and a commanding trot across the bases.

Anderson hit a three-run homer after which put a finger to his lips to silence followers booing and chanting “Jackie” at him, capping a tumultuous weekend at Yankee Stadium and serving to the Chicago White Sox beat New York 5-0 Sunday evening for a doubleheader sweep.


“What a day,” White Sox supervisor Tony La Russa mentioned.

A day after Anderson, who’s Black, mentioned he was offended by Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson, who’s white, calling him “Jackie,” the All-Star shortstop didn’t play within the first sport. AJ Pollock hit a tiebreaking homer off Aroldis Chapman within the ninth inning because the White Sox gained 3-1.


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Anderson was jeered throughout pregame introductions and prior to every at-bat within the nightcap. He had already hit two singles when he homered over the right-field wall with two outs within the eighth.

Anderson took a gradual trot and put his palms to his lips in a shushing gesture as he rounded the bases. He clapped his palms a number of instances upon crossing residence plate and pointed skyward earlier than once more making a silencing movement.

“I believe that was simply one of many cooler issues I’ve seen — watching a whole crowd that’s proven low class in direction of him, booing him, calling him ‘Jackie’ after which hitting a homer and placing us in a superb place to win,” White Sox starter Michael Kopech mentioned. “Don’t have anything however respect for him.”

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Anderson didn’t converse to reporters earlier than or after the doubleheader.

“While you speak about how particular he’s, simply take into consideration the sport he had below these circumstances,” La Russa mentioned. “It’s particular.”

Donaldson additionally didn’t converse to reporters. By means of a Yankees spokesman, Donaldson mentioned he had not talked to Main League Baseball in regards to the state of affairs and didn’t converse to Anderson on Sunday.

There didn’t look like any carryover on the sphere in both sport of the earlier afternoon’s anger and stress when the benches and bullpens emptied. Donaldson acknowledged Saturday he known as Anderson “Jackie” — a reference to pioneering baseball icon Jackie Robinson that elicited criticism from each managers.

Main League Baseball is investigating the incident.

“He deserves the popularity and he deserves the respect,” La Russa mentioned of Anderson. “If someone disrespects him, he ought to get upset. I do know I might.”

La Russa mentioned Donaldson’s remark was “racist” following Saturday’s sport, a 7-5 Yankees win. New York supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned Sunday he believed Donaldson didn’t imply any hurt together with his phrases, however thought utilizing such a time period was “someplace he shouldn’t be going.”

Kopech returned from paternity go away Friday after going residence to witness the delivery of his second baby. He retired the primary 17 batters earlier than Rob Brantly doubled within the sixth. “To be trustworthy, my thoughts hasn’t been on baseball till yesterday, and that most likely helped me fairly a bit,” Kopech mentioned.

Kopech (1-1) allowed simply the one hit and two walks whereas putting out six over seven innings.

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Yankees starter Luis Severino scattered eight hits over seven scoreless innings. Jonathan Loaisiga (1-2) misplaced in reduction.

“They outpitched us at this time,” Boone mentioned. “They have been capable of maintain us down at this time.”

Donaldson sat out the finale after going 0-for-4 however coming inside just a few toes of a a lot larger day within the opener. With two on and two outs within the first, Donaldson lined out to 3rd base, the place Yoan Moncada — inserted into the lineup instead of Anderson — saved a run by snaring the ball at his shoe tops. Within the fourth, Donaldson flied out to the wall in left area.

With two on and one out within the eighth, he flied out to the monitor in right-center.

White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal, who confronted Donaldson on Saturday, went out to speak to reliever Kendall Graveman because the Yankees third baseman approached the batter’s field. Donaldson stepped again out of the field as Grandal returned to the plate.

Aaron Decide’s eighth-inning homer off Graveman value Johnny Cueto a win within the opener. The resurgent 36-year-old righty allowed six hits, walked two and struck out 5 in his second main league outing of the season.

Liam Hendriks, who used an expletive earlier Sunday to explain how he didn’t imagine Donaldson’s clarification that he made the “Jackie” reference as a part of an inside joke with Anderson, struck out two in an ideal ninth to protect the win for Graveman (1-1).

Hendriks pumped his fist and yelled loud sufficient to be heard three ranges away after whiffing Jose Trevino for his thirteenth save.

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Yankees starter Jameson Taillon allowed one run on 5 hits and one stroll with seven strikeouts in a season-high seven innings. Chapman (0-2) took the loss.

The Related Press contributed to this story.

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