NEW YORK (AP) – Aaron Judge tied the score with a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, Gary Sanchez He hit a single in the 10th to put the Twins on the field and the New York Yankees erased a five-touchdown deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Monday night.
New York, with its season in a tailspin the past two weeks, won for just the fourth time in 16 games after a 13-game winning streak. He came within the middle game of the leaders by the AL wild card Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox, with 18 games remaining on the regular schedule.
Gleyber Torres, who lost the starting point at shortstop and was placed on second base, started the 10th inning as a pinch runner. After one out, Sánchez hit his single off Ralph Garza Jr. (1-3) and Torres scored without difficulty.
DJ LeMahieu started the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning that Max kepler he caught a jump in right field. Joey gallo hit his 33rd home run of the season and eighth with the Yankees in the seventh inning against Tyler duffey.
Judge, back in the lineup after exiting Sunday’s game against the Mets with dizziness in the third inning, blew the wall with Anthony Rizzo and Brett gardner on board to hit 33 home runs and tie the score.
Judge said he doesn’t know what made him feel upset.
“I feel better today, not 100%, but I’m not too worried about it,” he admitted. “It just happened out of nowhere. I hit my head a couple of times playing football, that’s how I felt. But I was hoping it would pass and I kept begging to be left in the game and let me finish. But I feel better. today and hope to be better tomorrow. “
Judge went 3-1 with a walk against the Twins. He has a .293 batting average and leads the Yankees with 33 home runs and 82 RBIs.
“The hydration was good,” he said. “We checked all that, all the vital signs. Everything was fine. So we don’t know what it was. But I appreciate that I feel fine now.”
Clay holmes (5-1) worked the 10th inning for the win.
New York ended a six-game losing streak at home, its longest in a decade.
For the Yankees, Sanchez 2-1 with an RBI. Venezuelan Gleyber Torres 4-0 with a run scored. The Colombian Gio Urshela from 1-0.
For the Twins, the Dominicans Sanó 5-3 with two RBIs and one scored; Jorge Polanco 5-1 with two RBIs and one scored. The Venezuelan Luis Arráez 5-2 with a run scored.