Judge powers Yankees past Rays 8-4 in 11 innings
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his second homer of the game leading off the 11th inning, Brett Gardner added a three-run shot and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 on Friday night.
Judge connected on the first pitch from Ryne Stanek (0-2) to give him nine career multihomer games. The slugger also went deep in the first against two-way player Brendan McKay as New York extended its AL East lead over Tampa Bay to a season-high 8 1/2 games.
Aaron Hicks tied it in the eighth with a pinch-hit homer for the Yankees.
David Hale (2-0) left with two on and one out in the 11th. Aroldis Chapman walked Travis d’Arnaud with two outs but got a lineout from Tommy Pham to get his 24th save.
The Yankees got also got a pinch-hit homer from Aaron Hicks.
McKay allowed three runs and six hits over five innings in his second pitching start.
Nate Lowe hit his first major league homer and Mike Zunino also went deep for the Rays.
ANGELS 5, ASTROS 4
HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Trout hit his AL-leading 26th homer, and Kole Calhoun, Shohei Ohtani and Andrelton Simmons also went deep to give Los Angeles a win over Houston.
Calhoun, Ohtani and Simmons all connected off Houston starter Justin Verlander (10-4) as he gave up three home runs for the third time in his last five starts.
The Angels won for the third time in the four games since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room on Monday. The victory snaps a seven-game skid against Houston and ends a five-game winning streak overall by the Astros.
Noé Ramirez opened the game and threw a perfect first before Felix Pena (6-2) took over and allowed three hits and two runs while striking out five in four innings.
Michael Brantley homered and tied a career high with four hits and Yuli Gurriel had a two-run shot as he homered for the third straight game.
Hansel Robles pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save.
Verlander allowed seven hits and struck out six to move past Hall of Famer Jim Bunning for 18th place on the all-time strikeouts list with 2,859.
PHILLIES 7, METS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning off closer Edwin Díaz, Mets manager Mickey Callaway lost an early replay challenge that might have cost him late and Philadelphia beat New York.
Nine days after blowing a save in Philadelphia, Díaz (1-6) allowed J.T. Realmuto’s double and Bruce’s RBI single to start the ninth, which snapped a 2-all tie. The Phillies poured it on after that, batting around and scoring five runs against Díaz, Jeurys Familia and Luis Avilán.
The Phillies have won six straight over the Mets for the first time since a nine-game streak spanning 2007 and ’08.
Mets ace Jacob DeGrom allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings, striking out 10 after allowing a homer to Scott Kingery on the first pitch of the game.
Pete Alonso accounted for New York’s first two runs with his 29th homer and an RBI double.
Adam Morgan (3-3) got two outs on two pitches to end the eighth.
ORIOLES 4, BLUE JAYS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Chris Davis homered and had three RBIs and Dylan Bundy pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball to snap a four-start losing streak in Baltimore’s win over Toronto.
Bundy (4-10) allowed three hits and one run with six strikeout and two walks. Paul Fry finished in the ninth for his second save in three opportunities.
Jonathan Villar added an RBI single for Baltimore.
Sanchez (3-12) allowed two runs and three hits in five innings. He failed to stop a streak of 11 straight losing decisions, dating to April 27.
Brandon Drury hit a two-out solo homer in the seventh, his eighth, for Toronto.