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The Yankees capitalized on two catcher’s interference, a hit batter and a walk to mount a six-run seventh inning and Josh Donaldson hit a go-ahead two-run double to put New York on the road to a win. -5 over the Oakland Athletics, who have the worst record in the majors.
Oakland took a 5-1 lead against Jordan Montgomery thanks to Elvis Andrus’ three-run double on a five-run third inning.
Giancarlo Stanton’s homer in the fourth and Aaron Judge’s RBI single in the next inning led the Yankees, holders of the best record in the major leagues, to their 23rd come-from-behind victory this year.
DJ LeMahieu walked Adam Oller with one out in the seventh inning. Judge grounded to third base, which could have been a double play, but head umpire Manny Gonzalez immediately called interference from Sean Murphy.
KEVIN GAUSMAN matched his season high with 10 strikeouts over seven innings, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit one of the Blue Jays’ three home runs and Toronto ended the Red Sox’s 7-game winning streak with a 7-2 win over Boston.
THE DOMINICAN Gary Sánchez drove in four runs and Sonny Gray retired seven brilliant innings to help the Minnesota Twins increase their lead atop the American League Central Division with an 11-1 blowout victory over the Cleveland Guardians.
MAIKEL FRANCO hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 to open the series.—AP