MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eloy Jiménez hit two homers with five RBIs for the second straight game, Tim Anderson led off with a home run for the second day in a row, and the Chicago White Sox cruised past the Minnesota Twins 11-1 Monday night.
Lucas Giolito pitched two-hit ball for eight innings as the White Sox won their fourth in a row. Center fielder Luis Robert came off the 60-day injured list and delivered an RBI double and single for the AL Central leaders.
Jiménez became the first White Sox player with consecutive games of at least two homers and five RBIs, and the first in the majors since Bryce Harper for Washington in 2015.
Giolito (9-8) faced the minimum over the first seven innings. The first hit he allowed came on a hard grounder from Luis Arraez to start the fifth inning that glanced off Giolito’s leg.
Beau Burrows (0-1) allowed seven runs, six earned, over two innings in his first career start.
Yoán Moncada homered in the ninth for Chicago.
YANKEES 8, ROYALS 6, 11 INNINGS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — DJ LeMahieu led off the 11th inning with an RBI double and New York, after blowing four late leads, held off Kansas City.
Brett Gardner drove in three runs for the Yankees, two on a sharp infield single in the 11th that made it 8-5.
But the Royals, who tied the score in each of the previous four innings, refused to go down easily once again. They got a two-out RBI single from Edward Olivares and brought the potential winning run to the plate before Carlos Santana grounded out to end a game that took 4 hours, 52 minutes.
Clay Holmes (4-2) earned the win. Greg Holland (2-5) took the loss. Wandy Peralta earned his third save.