Andujar has 3 hits in debut, Yankees pound White Sox 12-3 (Jun 28, 2017)
CHICAGO (AP) The New York Yankees are not sure how long they will keep Miguel Andujar. Games like this will make it harder to send him back to the minors.
Andujar had three hits and four RBIs in his big league debut, Aaron Judge added his major league-leading 27th homer and the struggling Yankees pounded the Chicago White Sox 12-3 on Wednesday night.
Andujar made a good impression after being called up from Triple-A with Matt Holliday going on the disabled list because of an illness. He hit a bases-loaded single against Carlos Rodon with two outs in the first to give New York a 3-0 lead. Andujar also singled in the third, walked in the eighth and drove in two more with a double in the ninth.
”What an amazing day,” Andujar said through an translator. ”I’m never going to forget this day. I’m super happy to be here, to be with these guys.”
Manager Joe Girardi said he hadn’t discussed ”what’s next” for Andujar with general manager Brian Cashman. He figured that subject would come up when the two talked after the game.
”(Andujar) played a great game,” Girardi said. ”He came up and did a really good job so we’ll see.”
Judge’s two-run drive capped a five-run sixth against reliever Jake Petricka, breaking open a 3-2 game. And New York came away with a lopsided win after dropping 11 of 14.
The White Sox lost for the eighth time in 10 games, with Rodon (0-1) struggling in his season debut and manager Rick Renteria getting ejected yet again.