NEW YORK — Tim Anderson hit a three-run homer and put a finger to his lips in silence to booing fans, capping a tumultuous weekend at Yankee Stadium and helping the Chicago White Sox shut out on Sunday 5-0 to New York to sweep the doubleheader.
A day after Anderson, who is black, accused Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson, who is white, of making a racist comment, the All-Star shortstop did not play in the first game of the day.
In that opener, Johnny Cueto pitched another six shutout innings, AJ Pollock hit a tiebreaking home run off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth and the White Sox won 3-1.
There seemed to be no remnant of the anger and tension from the previous afternoon. On Saturday, the benches cleared and Donaldson acknowledged calling Chicago star Anderson “Jackie” — a reference to pioneering baseball icon Jackie Robinson — drawing criticism from both managers.
Anderson was booed during introductions leading up to Game 2 and before each at-bat. He had already singled twice when he homered over the right-field wall with two outs in the eighth.
Right-hander Luis Severino started for the Yankees in Game 2, allowing eight hits over seven shutout innings. Nicaraguan Jonathan Loáisiga (1-2) took the loss in relief.
In the first of Sunday’s games, Pollock led off the ninth with a home run off Chapman (0-2), which also allowed Adam Engel’s RBI double.
Yasmani Grandal, whose argument with Donaldson on Saturday caused the benches to clear, had an RBI single in the fourth inning.
In the first duel of the doubleheader, for the White Sox, Cubans José Abreu 4-1 with a run scored, Luis Robert 4-1, Grandal 4-1 with an RBI and Yoán Moncada 5-1. Dominican Leury Garcia 4-0.
For the Yankees, Venezuelans Gleyber Torres 1-0, and Marwin González 3-0.
In the night duel, for the White Sox, Cubans Abreu 4-2 with runs scored, and Robert, Grandal and Moncada, all three 5-0. Dominican Leury Garcia 4-1.
For the Yankees, the Venezuelans Torres 3-0, and González 3-1.