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LeMahieu homers as Yankees beat A’s 4-3 in 11 innings

August 31, 2019
New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu gestures towards the dugout after hitting the game-winning walk off home run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu gestures towards the dugout after hitting the game-winning walk off home run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning and the New York Yankees beat Oakland 4-3 on Saturday for their first victory in five tries against the Athletics this season.

Aaron Judge hit a tying homer for New York with two outs in the eighth, his 19th of the season and sixth in eight games. The 6-foot-7 Judge also took a potential home run away from Matt Chapman in the 10th, barely needing to leave his feet for a grab at the right field wall.

Gary Sánchez went deep twice for the AL East leaders, and Cory Gearrin (1-2) got his first win with New York.

Lou Trivino (4-6) was beginning his third inning of work when he surrendered LeMahieu’s 24th homer.

CARDINALS 10, REDS 6, GAME 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dakota Hudson pitched a career-high 7 2/3 innings, and the Cardinals beat the Reds in the opener of a doubleheader weekend.

Dexter Fowler and Yadier Molina homered as St. Louis won for the seventh time in eight games. Molina, Kolten Wong and Paul Goldschmidt each had two hits and two RBIs.

Hudson (14-6) gave the Cardinals a lift after the series opener was postponed by rain, setting up doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.

Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer (10-12) pitched just four innings in his fourth straight loss.

Eugenio Suárez hit his 39th homer for Cincinnati, and Tucker Barnhart had two hits and three RBIs.

BREWERS 2, CUBS 0

CHICAGO (AP) — Manny Piña drove in two runs with a first-inning single and Josh Hader finished a strong performance by Milwaukee’s bullpen.

Ben Gamel added three hits as Milwaukee pulled within four games of Chicago for the second NL wild card.

The Brewers used five pitchers in the six-hitter. Junior Guerra (8-4) worked 1 2/3 innings for the win, and Hader earned his 27th save by recording five outs on just 12 pitches.

Chicago wasted a solid performance by Cole Hamels (7-5), who allowed five hits in six innings. The Cubs had won four in a row.

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