MLB: Major League Baseball game summary, Saturday, September 10, 2022.
NEW YORK — Listed first in the batting roster, Aaron Judge hit two singles in a six-run first inning against Corey Kluber and the New York Yankees crushed the Tampa Bay Rays 10-3 on Saturday after- midday.
The Yankees opened the game with seven straight hits, all singles, a feat they hadn’t achieved in over 30 years. On Sept. 25, 1990, the Yankees opened their game against the Baltimore Orioles with eight straight hits en route to a 15-3 win.
On Saturday, the Yankees hit six singles on Kluber’s first 21 pitches (10-8). Kluber’s workday, a two-time Cy Young Trophy winner, ended after just 32 pitches, following Judge’s second single, good for a run after two outs.
Kluber gave up six earned runs and eight hits.
The major league leader with 55 homers, Judge finished the game with three singles in four homers and upped his batting average to .307.
He became the first Yankees player since Mickey Mantle in June 1957 to hit the trails at least three times in seven consecutive games.
Returning to the Yankees after a stint on the paternity list, Josh Donaldson hit a single that went over the top of the right field fence in the first inning. He added a solo home run an inning later.
Also back in the starting lineup, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 25th home run of the season, rolling over the left field fence in the eighth inning, a lob from receiver Christian Bethancourt clocked at 47 mph.
Stanton had been limited to pinch-hitting in the previous two games after hitting a foul ball to his left foot on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Stanton homer was his first more than one base hit in 55 homers since hitting a home run and earning Most Valuable Player honors in the All-Star Game on 19 July.
Since then, he had missed a month due to an inflamed Achilles tendon.
With the win, the Yankees (84-56) extended their lead over the Rays (78-59) at the top of the American League East Division standings to 4 1/2 games. In addition, the Yankees are now guaranteed to hold the advantage over the Rays in the event of a tie for first place in the division.
Yankees starter Jameson Taillon (13-4) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings, en route to the 50th victory of his career.
For their part, the Rays suffered only a second loss in 11 games.
The Orioles crushed by the Red Sox
The Baltimore Orioles are starting to see the rug slip from under their feet in the playoff race. They suffered a stinging 17-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
The game got off to a bad start for Orioles starter Jordan Lyles. The latter allocated a grand slam to Rafael Devers in the opening round. The Sox player finished the game with five RBIs.
ContentId(3.1411555):MLB: Red Sox 17 – Orioles 4 (Baseball)
For Lyles, his troubles ended after three and two-thirds innings, eight runs allowed on seven hits and one walk.
The Red Sox also roughed up reliever Yennier Cano, who allowed seven runs in just one and two-thirds inning.
For the Red Sox, Michael Wacha stayed on the mound for six innings, giving up three runs and scoring 11e victory this season. The Orioles are 5 games behind the Seattle Mariners and the last place giving access to the playoffs among the teams drafted from the American.
In other matches:
San Francisco 5 – Chicago Cubs 2
FS: Joey Bart and David Villar hit home runs for the Giants that snapped a 5-game losing streak. Logan Webb (13-8) retired 17 of 19 batters he faced.
CHI: Marcus Stroman (3-7) gave up four runs in the second inning.
Chicago White Sox 10 – Oakland 2
CHI: Elvis Andrus hit his 13th homer for the White Sox, who had 20 hits.
OAK: Seth Brown hit two of his team’s three hits.
Detroit 8 – Kansas City 4 (game shortened to eight innings)
TED: Kerry Carpenter hit his 4th homer as Victor Reyes drove in three runs.
KC: Salvador Perez hit two of his club’s four hits.
Washington 5 – Philadelphia 8
WAS: Joey Meneses was the author of a circuit.
PHI: First round of Bryce Harper since June 5, longest career drought, with 102 batting appearances. Brandon Marsh, Nick Maton and Kyle Schwarber also got homers.
NY Mets 11 – Marlins 3
NYM: Mark Canha hit a grand slam. Francisco Lindor and Eduardo Escobar homered.
AIM: Charles Leblanc hit a hit, but he was struck out three times.
Cleveland 6 – Minnesota 4
KEY : Triston McKenzie blanked the Twins in seven innings
MIN: Chris Archer allowed two runs in two innings
Cincinnati 1 – Milwaukee 5
CIN: Jose Barrero hit his team’s only hit.
MIL: Willy Adames and Andrew McCutchen got home runs.
Arizona 1 – Colorado 4
ARI: Madison Bumgarner allowed four runs in six innings
COLLAR : CJ Cron hit a three-run homer, his 28e of the season
Atlanta 1 – Seattle 3
ATL: Max Fried allowed two runs and struck out six batters in six innings
SEA: George Kirby allowed one unearned run in six innings
LA Dodgers 8 – San Diego 4
THE D : Julio Urias held the Padres to two runs and five hits in seven innings
SD: Manny Machado hit two solo home runs in the loss
ContentId(3.1411558):MLB: Mets 11 – Marlins 3 (Baseball)