Giolito, Jimenez lead White Sox to 10-2 romp over Yankees

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 14: Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the New York Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Lucas Giolito pitched into the seventh for his ninth straight win, Eloy Jimenez hit two three-run homers and the Chicago White Sox pounded the New York Yankees 10-2 on Friday night.

Giolito (10-1) gave up a solo homer to Luke Voit in the first, then shut down New York to win his eighth consecutive start. The right-hander gave up one run and four hits in his 11th straight outing without a loss since Seattle beat him on April 6.

Jimenez has five homers in his past six games.

He connected against CC Sabathia (3-4) in a four-run first and drove a rocket to center against Luis Cessa in the sixth, giving him three multi-homer games this season and two against the Yankees. He hit two in a win at New York on April 12.

Jimenez finished with six RBIs — one shy of Joe Crede’s club rookie record in 2002 — and three hits.

Jose Abreu had three hits, scored two runs and drove in one. Yolmer Sanchez added two RBI singles as Chicago won for the fifth time in six games. The White Sox are 34-34, the first time they’ve been at or above .500 through 68 games since 2012.

Sabathia remained stuck on 249 wins and lost his third straight start. The 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner lasted 4 2/3 innings, allowing six runs (five earned) and 10 hits.

Voit hit his 17th homer. But the Yankees lost for the eighth time in 11 games.

Giolito is trying to become the first major leaguer to make the All-Star team after finishing with the worst ERA in baseball the previous season, according to STATS LLC.

He went 22 innings without allowing a run before Voit connected in the first. He drove the first pitch he saw to the batter’s eye in center field. But the White Sox responded, with Jimenez delivering the big hits.

Chicago scored four in the bottom half, sending nine batters to the plate, and pulled away after that.

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