LeMahieu homers twice as Yanks top Sox

 

It only took DJ LeMahieu’s Yankees teammates a couple of months to begin referring to him as “The Machine,” a nod to the steely efficiency with which the former batting champion attacks big league pitching. That moniker held true on Saturday, as his two big swings dismantled Chris Sale.

Hearing chants of “M-V-P!” rippling through the sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium, LeMahieu homered twice and helped send an infuriated Sale to an early exit. Domingo Germ├ín defeated the Red Sox for the second time in a week, pitching the Yankees to a 9-2 win in the first game of a separate-admission doubleheader.