Greg Luzinski drove in five runs with two home runs last night in Chicago to help the White Sox and Richard Dotson to a 13-3 victory over the New York Yankees.
Luzinski hit a three-run homer, his first of the season, off Jay Howell in a four-run first inning. The White Sox's designated hitter then hit a two-run homer in the eighth.
Dotson (1-1) allowed three hits and walked six in his seven innings.
"It's not like I haven't been hitting," said Luzinski, "I've throwing hits here and there. And when you're in the groove, the homers will come. I had been trying to muscle the ball."
Rudy Law opened the Chicago first by drawing a walk and scored after singles by Tony Bernazard and Harold Baines before Luzinski homered. Baines also singled in a run in the second.
Dotson did not allow a hit until the fourth when Steve Kemp hit his third homer after Dave Winfield drew a leadoff walk.
The White Sox wrapped it up with five runs in the sixth with the big blow a two-run pinch single by Greg Walker. Carlton Fisk, Bernazard and Rudy Law each singled in a run.
The Yankees picked up another run in the seventh on Roy Smalley's single, Graig Nettles' double and Jerry Mumphrey's foul sacrifice fly.
The game was played in 36-degree weather and Yankee Manager Billy Martin said, "It definitely is not baseball weather but it didn't seem to bother the White Sox. They got the better pitching and that changed the weather."