Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and drove in a career-best six runs, and New York beat the Chicago White Sox 15-7 on Thursday night for its fourth straight victory.
Aaron Judge and Josh Donaldson also connected for the major league-leading Yankees in the opener of an eight-game trip. Judge had four RBIs, and Donaldson drove in three runs.
Led by its relentless lineup, New York won for the 16th time in 18 games. Stanton and Co. are off to the franchise's best start since the Yankees also opened 23-8 in 2003.
Chicago tied it at 7 on Yoan Moncada's first homer of the season, a three-run drive to center against Jonathan Loaisiga (1-1) in the seventh. It was the third homer allowed by Loaisiga this year after he yielded a total of three in 70 2/3 innings in 2021.
Didn't matter all that much.
After Joe Kelly (0-1) retired the first two batters in the eighth, New York put together its highest scoring inning this season.
Three straight walks loaded the bases for Judge, who beat out a grounder up the middle for a two-run infield single. Torres ignored third-base coach Luis Rojas' stop sign and slid home safely for a 9-7 lead.
Stanton added a two-run single, and Donaldson capped the rally with a three-run shot to left against Tanner Banks.
Judge's major league-leading 11th homer leading off the seventh traveled an estimated 456 feet to left-center.
Chicago right-hander Dylan Cease matched his career-high with 11 strikeouts in four innings, but he was tagged for a season-high six runs to go along with six hits. He yielded a total of nine runs in his first six starts of the year.
The White Sox had won seven of eight.
Gerrit Cole (2-0, 2.67 ERA) pitches Friday night for New York. The right-hander has allowed one run and struck out 25 in 19 innings over his last three starts. Vince Velasquez (2-2, 3.97 ERA) takes the mound for Chicago. The right-hander is going for his third straight win.