There may not have been a crowd chanting fervently at the opponents. It was a Monday night and the Yankees got off to a slow start against the team with the worst record in baseball, but the stadium didn’t hold up.
The Bombers defeated AK 9–5 in the first match of the series with a seventh inning of six runs.
The Yankees (54-20) have won two games in a row after two losses to the Astros over the weekend. It was their 23rd major-league win and their second in as many days. They maintained the best record in baseball, while the A (25–50) became the first team to lose 50 games this season.
The Yankees should really thank AK catcher Sean Murphy for leading the seventh-inning rally. It began with DJ Lemhieu’s second outing of the night, but Aaron Judge was interrupted by a catcher. AJ Puck hits Anthony Rizzo to load the bases. Murphy then applied his glove to get Giancarlo Stanton into the first run of the innings.
Josh Donaldson took it from there with a two-run double that gave the Yankees their first lead after the third inning. Jose Trevino doubled the left field wall to drive in two more runs. The catcher is 12-for-33 with 16 RBIs in the scoring position this season. Marvin Gonzalez, playing as Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who is healing a bruised finger and awaits a cortisone shot in his right wrist as Gleber Torres Trevino sings in.
When the dust settled on the seventh, the Yankees brought 10 hitters to the plate and scored six runs after Joey Gallo went to the catcher.
It was breath taking. The Yankees entered this 20-game segment in 20 straight days on the 14th, with 13 straight games against teams vying for playoff spots. He faced the Rays six times and the Blue Jays for three, before an intense four-game series against the Astros. “And the vibe we get at 5 a.m. on that Thursday, play that night game, night game, day game day, so it’s a physically grueling stretch,” Boone said. “And then I think you had the intensity of the weekend with a great opponent. All eyes are on him. Yeah, and the right one adds up a bit.”
The Bombers went 9-4 in that stretch.
“I mean, walking into this section knowing you know it’s going to be challenging, and I think it’s great that we played well through it, and of course our own way through it. organized,” Boone said. “So it’s been nice to see that and, but we also understand that it’s June and there’s going to be a long way to go and there are going to be other tough stretches.
“Just keep your head down as much as we can.”
The Yankees had to try to avoid a loss with Oakland, who had come to the stadium in last place in the American League West and 21 games behind the Astros.
Jordan Montgomery ran into trouble in the third inning as he flipped over the lineup. After facing the first two batsmen, he conceded a single to Christian Bethancourt and it began to settle. Ramon Loreno doubles over the wall for the first run of the A. Elvis Andrus doubled to drive in three runs and Sheldon Neues singles in Andrus.
Montgomery allowed all five runs charged on him in the third. A had six hits and one walk. He hit a six in 6.2 innings of work.
Lefty were given a 1–0 lead after Rizzo scored his 20th home run of the season in the first innings. Stanton took his 18th place of the season in the fourth season. His last five hits have all been for home runs. Judge drove into the Yankees’ third run in fifth, driving into Lemahieu, who went on a single and stole another.
Albert Abreu gave the Yankees a scoreless, no-hits innings of 2.1, scoring four runs and scoring a run.