NEW YORK —Hit a three run homer, and then put his finger to his lips in an effort to end the booing and chanting of “Jackie” from fans. This caps a wild weekend at Yankee Stadium. For a sweep of doubleheaders, beat New York 5-0 Sunday night.
Tony La Russa, White Sox manager, said “What a day.”
Anderson, who is Black, claimed that he was offended at Yankees sluggers one day laterThe white man, Jackie, calls him “Jackie”. The All-Star shortstop didn’t play in his first game. A tiebreaking homer was scored The White Sox won the ninth inning 3-1
Anderson was jeered at during the nightcap's pregame introductions, and before each at bat in the game. Anderson had already reached two singles when he hit a homer over the right field wall in the eighth.
Anderson began to walk slowly, then he made a shushing gesture and placed his hands on his lips as he circled the bases. Anderson clapped several times as he crossed home plate, then pointed skyward before making another silencing motion.
Anderson declined to interview after the game.
It didn't appear that there was any carryover from the afternoon's anger or tension on the field. Donaldson acknowledged Saturday that Anderson called him “Jackie”, a reference to Jackie Robinson who was a pioneer in baseball. Both managers were critical of the statement.
Major League Baseball is investigating.
White Sox starterAnderson was the scene of chants by fans, he said.
Before the five-run ninth, it was Kopech (White Sox starter), who retired 17 of the batters he faced in just 60 pitches.Doubled to leftfield
Kopech (1-1), allowing only one hit, two walks and striking out six batters in seven innings.
Yankees starterOver seven innings, eight hits were scattered. (1-2) Lost in relief
Donaldson left the finale after going just 0 for 4, but he was within a few feet from a much larger day in the opener. Donaldson was on third base with two outs in his first inning.Anderson was replaced by Donaldson in the lineup. Anderson saved a run by getting the ball at his shoestops. Donaldson hit a fly to the wall in left-field in the fourth.
He flew out to the track right-center with two on and one out in eighth.
White Sox catcherDonaldson confronted Donaldson Saturday. He went out to speak to a reliever. The Yankees third baseman, Donaldson, approached the batter’s box. Donaldson returned to the plate as Grandal stepped back.
La Russa stated that Donaldson's comment was racist following Saturday's game (7-5 Yankees win). Aaron Boone, New York's manager, said Sunday that he believed Donaldson meant no harm but that he thought such a term was “…somewhere he shouldn't be going.
Aaron Judge's 8th-inning homer against Graveman costThe opener was won by the righty. In his second major league appearance of the season, the 36-year old righty allowed six hits and walked two. He struck out five.
He used an expletive to explain how he didn’t believe Donaldson’s explanation that Anderson made the reference to “Jackie” as an inside joke, and struck out two in a perfect nine to keep Graveman's win (1-1).
Hendriks raised his fist in exaggerated yells, which could be heard three levels away from the whiffing.For his 13th save.
Yankees starterOne run was allowed on five hits, one walk and seven strikeouts over seven innings. This season's record for seven innings. Chapman (0-2), was the loser.
The Associated Press contributed to the reporting.