Eloy Jiménez eventually returned to the scene.
And then he became homosexual again.
It was a good night even though the rest of the White Sox offensive was not in the game. As it stands, the White Sox have prolonged the misery of the Yankees struggling with injuries and punctured their own game of five games. Thanks to a persistent rain that only intensified, they could do it in just six innings.
Jiménez's first blast made the difference, while his busy backspin training on a fast high-speed Jonathan Holder at 92 mph broke the wall just in the middle to break a 5-5 tie in the fifth inning.
His second game – a 446-foot giant between Chad Green and Yankee Stadium's center-left crest at the top of the seventh – gave the Sox a bit of a breath after the White Sox needed four pitchers to hold the ball. Yanks to race in the bottom of the sixth.
James McCann then managed a shot against the right porch and the match was stopped.
Jiménez provided some finishing power for a formation that was very energetic from the first pitch, but that Leury García centered for a double header. He scored on Yonder Alonso's single after Tim Anderson and Jose Abreu threatened to block him.
The White Sox needed to scratch, scratch and scramble offensively, as the prevention of running continues to be a mess.
Lucas Giolito took his second win of the season as he had won 10 games last year – wavering early, but getting a lot of support. Admittedly, Anderson did not help when he made a rebound to allow Giolito's second batter to reach, but Giolito then walked the next two to charge the goals before D. J. LeMahieu drove two with one. It was perhaps worse, but García lost in third place instead of home, which put Gleyber Torres in the countdown to end the heat.
Giolito then tilted 4-1 after two after starting the second with a walk, a double and a single RBI. Aaron Judge brought home a race with a handbag for this last race.
But the Yankees have their own race prevention problems, and these have appeared from the fourth.
J.A. Happ walked McCann and Adam Engel on the first four batters of the heat, which is not easy. García, who made the first pitch for the third time, dropped his second double in the right turn to bring the two riders home.
After Brett Gardner scored Giolito's very high ball in the first rows of the short porch at the bottom of the fourth to give a 5-3 play, Alonso returned the favor to the top of the fifth. After Jose Abreu was singled out, Alonso tore up a command line that tore up the wall and then bounced back for a draw that drew.
Yoan Moncada then followed with a player on the ground left that Torres could not round, which ended the night of Happ. Holder came in, Jimenez came out and the White Sox took a 7-5 lead.
Giolito ruined everything in the sixth. He walked in LeMahieu, then abandoned one before Rick Renteria came out for the first of his three trips. Jose Ruiz scored twice, giving RBI a single to Gio Urshela, but eliminating Austin Romine. Jace Fry then entered to face Gardner and asked a field player to choose a defensive player.
As the judge showed up and the rain fell, Nate Jones entered. Jones looked deeply uncomfortable in the downpour, almost approaching Judge with a double seamstress, then plunging him into the arm with a full count slider. He took even more time against Luke Voit with the bases loaded, but Voit 'command line on the left found Jiménez's glove for the final.
I do not know how Renteria would have handled the last three rounds, but he did not have to. Jones had the backup.
* Giolito game could have been worse considering that he was relying mostly on his fastball. He had only one hit between 22 curves and changes. He started four walks and six strikeouts in his five innings.
* Anderson now hits .488 after a score of 1 to 4. He also stole his fifth bag.
* José Rondón was the only White Sox to win the game without conceding a goal, 0-on-3 with two strikeouts.
Record: 4-8 | Box score | Strong points