The Yankees beat the A’s 5-3 thanks to home runs by Judge and Stanton

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The Yankees set records for most home runs in June, sweeping the A’s.

Giancarlo Stanton has seen a few trailing teams lose their fight during his 13 major league seasons. Just not against the New York Yankees.

Stanton and Aaron Judge homered in a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, giving New York a major league-leading 24th comeback victory.

The Yankees completed 3 sweep of baseball’s worst team and improved to 56-20, tying the 2001 Mariners and 1998 Yankees for the best 76-game start in baseball since 1930.

Taillon allowed three runs in the first inning, but Judge responded with a two-run homer, and Stanton hit a three-run homer against Cole Irvin in the third.

When Judge and Stanton homer in the same game, the Yankees are 25-1, including a 9-0 record this season.

Taillon (9-1) pitched five innings of work, and Clay Holmes pitched the ninth for his 14th save to cap off a seven-game homestand. Following that, New York begins a season-high 11-day, 10-game trip with a game in Houston, a quirk of the sport’s restructured schedule following a lockout that delayed opening day.

Judge’s homer was his 29th in the majors, and his last five have come with New York trailing or tied.

He’s on pace for 62 home runs this season, the most in the majors since Stanton hit 59 in 2017.

Stanton swatted Irvin’s changeup off the outside edge of the plate over the right-field wall. Stanton’s 19th home run of the season, and his fifth in his last six games.

The Yankees have 57 home runs in June, more than the 2016 Orioles and 2019 Braves combined.

Irvin (2-6) allowed six hits while pitching seven innings on 103 pitches.

Taillon struggled against a lineup that lacked any players with a batting average above.234. Seth Brown’s one-out double ignited a three-run first inning that also featured a two-run double by Stephen Piscotty and a run-scoring single by Elvis Andrus.

Taillon worked hard after that, but he didn’t give up any more runs. Over the final four innings, he stranded six runners, including the bases loaded in the second. He gave up seven hits, struck out six batters, and walked two.

Taillon also struggled in his previous start, allowing six runs in 5 2/3 innings against Houston in a game New York won 7-6. Taillon’s ERA has risen from 2.70 to 3.32 in his last two starts.

Piscotty had two hits, his first since returning from the disabled list with a calf strain on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Yankees: Play at Houston on Thursday before starting a series in Cleveland on Friday. RHP Luis Severino (4-2, 3.38 ERA) will face Astros RHP Luis Garcia (5-5, 3.68 ERA) in a de facto rubber match after the teams split a four-game series in the Bronx last weekend.

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