On a hot Saturday afternoon that included another brawl between Josh Donaldson and the White Sox, DJ LeMahieu hit an early grand slam, and the New York Yankees beat Chicago 7-5.
A week after tempers flared in Chicago after Tim Anderson objected to a rough play by Donaldson, the two stars were at odds again. This time, Cuban catcher Yasmani Grandal joined the lawsuit.
In the third inning, Donaldson had turned around at second after the last out and began berating Anderson as both teams were leaving the field.
Donaldson, who is in his first season with the Yankees, had to be removed from the field by manager Aaron Boone. Anderson, a star shortstop, was removed by third base coach Joe McEwing.
In the fifth inning, Grandal was in a crouch, but he got up and started to say something to Donaldson, who was walking up to home plate. The bickering continued as relievers poured in from the bullpens and the benches emptied.
Chicago driver Tony LaRussa also yelled something at Donaldson.
Anderson continued to challenge Donaldson as he was stopped by Jose Abreu and infielder Gavin Sheets. After a few minutes, the umpires issued warnings to both teams and Donaldson struck out.
LeMahieu capped a five-run second-inning rally against Dallas Keuchel (2-4).
For the White Sox, Cubans Luis Robert 5-1, Abreu 5-1 with one run scored and three produced, Grandal 5-1, Yoán Moncada 1-0. Dominican Leury García 4-1 with a run scored and an RBI.
For the Yankees, Venezuelan Gleyber Torres 4-1 with a run scored.