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Stanton’s grand slam leads Yankees to series sweep

CHICAGO — After a disastrous weekend in Boston, the Yankees seem to have righted the ship after a 7-3 win over the White Sox completed a much needed sweep for the Bombers.

New York is now nine games back of the Red Sox for the AL East title, but they are still four games up on the Oakland Athletics for the postseason’s first Wild Card spot.

Things did not start out well at Guaranteed Rate Field, with Luis Severino faltering early on. After a Jose Abreu RBI-double opened the scoring in the first, David Palka drove the All-Star first baseman in to give Chicago an early 2-0 lead.

The Yankees, however, would strongly respond in the top of the second inning.

With Austin Romine and Shane Robinson each driving in a run to tie the game, things were all set-up for Giancarlo Stanton with the bases loaded.

Responding to the spotlight, the Yankee DH drove a Lucas Giolito pitch just over the fence in right field for a Grand Slam, his first as a New York player.

While Aaron Hicks would add a solo shot later on, the six-run second inning was more than enough for the win.

Severino would be credited with the victory, after bouncing back and going seven innings of three-run ball.

Chad Green and Jonathan Holder each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the ballgame.

J.A. Happ returns from the disabled list tomorrow for a game against Ariel Jurado and the Texas Rangers.

Current Yankees Record: 71-42