These Yankees de New York They are the kings of the comeback. Josh Donaldson hit a double The go-ahead two-run drive, capitalizing on an unlikely rally built behind two catcher’s interference errors, a walk and a pitching hit, to fuel a 9-5 score win over the Oakland Athletics, the Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
New York earned his 23rd come-from-behind victory, leading the Major Leagues, after hitting a six-run seventh inning, brought on when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton reached base after swings hit catcher Sean Murphy’s glove. Donaldson had the winning hit, then José Treviño and Marwin González added RBI hits in the inning:
The Yankees trailed, 5-1, after three innings, with Oakland batting in a five-run third off the tall Jordan Montgomery, the big hit delivered by Elvis Andrus, who cleared the bases with a three-run double.
Anthony Rizzo opened the scoring with his 20th homer in the first inning and Stanton cut the deficit with his 18th homer in the fourth inning, both solo homers. Judge had a single that drove in a run in the fifth, as Oakland starter Paul Blackburn sailed through five three-run innings.
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New York sent 10 men to the plate in the seventh. DJ LeMahieu walked with one out and Judge hit Murphy’s glove on what initially appeared to be a double-play groundout to third base. Rizzo was then hit by a pitch and Stanton also hit Murphy’s glove to set up Donaldson, who restored the Yankees’ lead.