CHICAGO (AP) – A few expensive errors at third base over the weekend contributed to Miguel Andujar being the designated hitter the final two video games.
There’s no situation with the 23-year-old’s bat, although.
Andujar homered and singled within the go-ahead run within the 13th inning, Sonny Gray gained in his first aid outing since 2013 and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 4-Three on Tuesday evening.
Andujar had three hits, and Giancarlo Stanton added a two-run shot as New York gained its second straight following a five-game skid that included 4 losses at AL East-leading Boston.
Whether it’s third base or DH, Andujar stated it doesn’t matter so long as he’s within the lineup.
“I’m going to play whatever position the manager decides to put me in,” he stated via a translator.
Gray (9-8) pitched three scoreless innings in his first look since shedding his spot within the beginning rotation. He allowed a success and a stroll whereas putting out 4. Gray hadn’t come out of the bullpen since his rookie season with Oakland.
“It’s been a tough couple of days for me, but everyone in this clubhouse has had my back,” he stated. “It was nice to come in in a situation and pitch well enough to get a win there.”
After Stanton’s homer made it 3-1 within the 10th, Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer towards Zach Britton within the backside of the inning.
Didi Gregorius began the 13th-inning rally with a one-out stroll towards Luis Avilan (2-1). After Gleyber Torres struck out, Luke Voit singled to place runners on first and second. Andujar then singled to left, scoring Gregorius.
Abreu’s homer was his 20th this season, making him the 18th participant with least 20 homers in every of his first 5 seasons.