Victim of a game without a run or hit the previous day, it took the Yankees six innings to hit the ball safely in this duel. Once awakened, the New York offense was able to climb back and win against the Houston Astros thanks to a homer by Aaron Judge in the 10th inning on Sunday.
Giancarlo Stanton, the second batter of the seventh inning, woke the Yankees with a solo slap to close the gap at 3-1 and deny Jose Urquidy a chance to go without a run or hit like his teammates had of the day before.
DJ LeMahieu ended the game with a two-run homer to set the stage for Judge’s extra-innings stunt.
Judge leads MLB with 28 home runs this season, six more than any other MLB player. After his game-winning home run, Judge walked into the stands and handed his bat to Spike Lee, a Yankees fan famous for his Hollywood drama storylines.
“What amazed me was how easily he got off the ground,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “It’s like he’s just trying to touch the ball. »
Like Thursday when he broke a tie with a single in the ninth inning, Judge raised the MLB overall leaders Yankees.
“We have the best team in the world,” said Judge.
New York’s 16 1/3 innings of no-hitters represents the longest streak by a team since at least 1961, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
It’s the 10th time this season the Yankees have won by a game-winning hit, a season high in the majors.
The Astros were without hitter Yordan Alvarez, who was out with a hand problem.
Elsewhere in the American:
Red Sox 8 – Guardian 3
BOS: JD Martinez drove in two runs and scored one
CLE: Jose Ramirez ended the day with three goals in four appearances
Pirates 2 – Rays 4
PIT: Daniel Vogelbach hit a solo homer in the 8th inning for the Pirates, whose June record is 8-16
TB: Shane McClanahan (8-3) allowed 1 run, 4 hits and crossed out 10 to take his tally to 123 strikeouts, a major high. He lowered his ERA to 1.77
Orioles 3 – White Sox 4
BAL: The Orioles closed the gap in the 9th inning by hitting 2 runs on a single by Jonathan Arauz and a sacrifice fly by Cedric Mullins, aided by 2 errors by first baseman Jose Abreu
CWS: Dylan Cease had a career-high 13 strikeouts in 7 innings, Gavin Sheets hit a homer and the White Sox avoided a four-game sweep
Athletics 5 – Royals 3
OAK: Seth Brown hit his 10th homer of the season in the 6th inning and Nick Allen drove in 2 runs
KC: KC scored each of their 3 runs in the 6th on Carlos Santana’s 2 Run single and then on Edward Olivares’ single
Rockies 3 – Gemini 6
COL: Charlie Blackmon hit his 13th home run of the season in the third inning
MIN: Byron Buxton hit a single, a double and a triple, in addition to a run
Nationals 6 – Rangers 4
WHAT: Nelson Cruz drove in three heats
TEX: Jonah Heim hit three runs, two of them on a home run in the ninth inning