New York (AP) — Aaron Judge hit a three-run home run in the tenth inning, recording his second walk-off hit with the Astros in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered with almost no hits and no runs in two consecutive games. Defeated Houston 6-3 in a four-game split between the top AL teams.
Giancarlo Stanton ended New York’s historic hitless drought with a one-out home run in the seventh inning, and DJ LeMahieu tied a two-run drive in the eighth inning.
After Michael King left the bases loaded on the 10th, Isiah Kinerfalefa dropped a two-stroke bunt to move automatic runner Aaron Hicks to third place. Right-handed Seth Martinez deliberately walked on the pinch hitter Matt Carpenter, defeating Remeil and setting up a two-on-one confrontation with the judges.
As on Thursday, the judges lifted the Yankees, who lead the major leagues, when he defeated 6 all-ties in a single in the 9th inning. His rocket to the left center of the slider landed on the visiting bullpen.
After rolling the base, the judge walked to the stand and presented the movie director Spike Lee with a bat.
With this year’s 10th walk-off victory, the Yankees improved to 53-20, marking the start of 73 games, the third best in the majors since 1930. Following the Mariners in 2001 and the Yankees in 1998. It was 24-1 when the judge and Stanton hit home runs in the same game, and 8-0 this season.
They rarely hit most of the weekend like Jaguar notes.
José Urquidy cut the Astros lead 3-1 with eight outs from Houston’s second no-hitter no-run before Stanton connected. The Yankees have been 52-0 since the 8th inning, when they lost 3-1 on Friday night. A stretch that includes a no-hitter no-run combination by Christian Javier, Hector Neris and Ryan Pressly on Saturday.
According to the Elias Sports Department, New York’s 16 1/3 inning hitless droughts have been the longest for any team since at least 1961. The Chicago White Sox in 1917 was a no-hitter no-run in a row by St. Louis Browns, but no team had a no-hitter no-run in a series of games, but the second jewel came in the second game of the doubleheader. ..
LeMahieu tied it with an unquestionable two-out home run from relief Phil Maton with a single Kiner Falefa.
King (5-1) had to bend down from trouble on the 10th after the New York defense slipped twice. Shortstop Kiner-Falefa activated Jose Altuve’s grounder, and catcher Jose Trevino tried to pick off Jason Castro on second base, but backfired when Castro came in third.
King walked Alex Bregman alone, loaded the base, and retired Kyle Tucker and Yuli Gurriel. King reached 100 mph for the first time in his career at bat with Bregman.
Most of the afternoon, a crowd of 47,422 people fell into their seats. Early on, the loudest cheers came, with clouds temporarily subduing the afternoon sun under the scorching sun. The Astros have been hated by the Bronx, just like their rivals, the Red Sox, after removing New York from the postseason three times since 2015. This includes running titles contaminated with the 2017 scandal.
Altuve harassed Nester Cortez by hitting the opening ceremony and matching former teammate George Springer and Major League Baseball leads with seven lead-off homers. Mauricio Dubon has added a two-run single for the fourth time.
Altuve also walked twice and stole two bases.
Houston star Michael Brantley was replaced by right shoulder discomfort in the 8th inning. The five-time All-Star was 3-0 and the batting average dropped to .288.
The Astros also didn’t have the lazy Yordan Alvarez, who was locked out of the lineup due to a protracted hand problem. He beat Clay Holmes in the ninth inning and walked deliberately.
The Yankees’ Gleyber Torres was stranded on base 9 when he sprained his right ankle, and was easily picked up with a tag while writhing in the soil. Manager Aaron Boone called his sprain mild.
Stanek has extended his AL Best Scoreless Streak to 19 1/3 innings. Martinez (0-1) recorded the second longest run in 17 his 2/3 innings before the Judge’s explosion, helping Houston enter with the highest 2.63 ERA in Major League Baseball.
Urquidy allowed one hit in seven innings. He walked three and hit three at 98 pitches.
Stanton’s home run was his third in a four-game series and his 17th this season.
Plate umpire Mike Muchlinski took a foul tip from the mask on his first inning and staggered before being caught by the Yankees catcher Jose Trevino. Muchlinski consulted with the trainer and the rest of the referees before staying behind the plate. The game was completed by three referees.
Astros: SS Jeremy Peña (left thumb) has been activated from the injured list. He doubled in Dubon’s single and scored. He also made a sharp plate to steal a hit from Remeille. … OFChasMcCormick was selected as an option for Triple-A.
Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendonitis) was scheduled to be removed from the injured list after a second rehab with the Double A Somerset. … RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (inflammation of the right shoulder) throws a bullpen on Monday and Wednesday, followed by live batting practice next weekend.
Astros: Spend a holiday in New York before opening a two-game series against the Queens Mets on Tuesday night. RHP Luis Garcia (5-5, 3.68) is scheduled to start.
Yankees: LHP Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 2.97 ERA) will face Oakland RHP Paul Blackburn (6-3, 2.97) to open a three-game home set.
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