NEW YORK – Aaron Judge put on a basics-laden walk to force the house to win the decisive run as the Yankees celebrated their fourth win of the year, extending their winning streak to six games, a season-high 5-4 win. the White Sox Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Showing patience, the judge watched a 3-1 fastball from Liam Hendriks high and out of the strike zone, allowing Clint Frazier to trot with the winning run. The rally came after closer Aroldis Chapman gave up his deserved first run of the year in the top half of the ninth on a home run away from Andrew Vaughn.
Gleyber Torres and Frazier each petted three hits for the Yanks, who received five net frames from starter Jameson Taillon. Continuing a stretch that started with non-hitter Corey Kluber, the Yanks starters are one out of their longest scoreless streak since April 2002 (35 1/3 innings).
Taillon scattered two hits, delivered two goals and struck out four in the 80-pitch effort. He was backed up early by Torres, who had a two-out, two-run single off Dallas Keuchel in the first inning. Torres later added another hit and is 11 for 18 with eight RBI in five games since activating from the injured list.
New York’s third point scored in the fifth, as Gio Urshela bounced back into a baseline-laden double play. Left-hander Wandy Peralta gave José Abreu a two-run homerun in the sixth. Yasmani Grandal cut a solo shot just over the right field wall facing Chad Green in the seventh, escaping the grip of a leaping Frazier.