Josh Donaldson Powers Yanks. NY 9 Seattle 4

And on the 7th day, the Yankees got good enough starting pitching, good enough relief pitching and a lot of runs to win the game — beating Seattle in Seattle on a Monday night. The win broke the Yankees 5-game losing streak — their last win coming a week ago against Seattle on a Monday night in NY.

Josh Donaldson banged out 4 hits, including a homerun, 2 doubles, and 3 RBI’s to power the Yanks. Andrew Benintendi drove in 3 runs as well and Aaron Judge hit his 44th homerun.

On the mound, Jameson Taillon escaped a 4th inning jam, when he walked in a run to make it 4-2 at the time, before getting the final out. He then sailed into the 7th, allowing a homerun that made it 7-3 at the time.

And Clay Holmes allowed a homerun and 2 baserunners before getting the final out in the 9th — not a good relief appearance but he got through it due to the Yankees 9-3 lead at the time.

NY improves their record to 71-39, 10.5 over Toronto, 12 over Tampa, and 13.5 over Baltimore. Seattle is now 59-52, 11.5 behind Houston.

1. Yanks JUMP On Top As Usual

The Yanks have been scoring runs in the 1st inning all season due the years that DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge are having and this game was no different.

Up against Seattle ace Logan Gilbert — who came in at 10-2 3.09 — LeMahieu led off with a single and Judge hit a grounds rule double to right. Matt Carpenter then fouled a ball off his foot — striking out and breaking his foot at the same time. He’ll be out for a month at least.

With 1 out Josh Donaldson smoked a single to center and it was 2-0 Yankees.

After Taillon gave back a run on a homer by Mitch Haniger in the bottom of the 1st, the Yankees continued to build their lead.

Donaldson hit a homer to left off Logan Gilbert in the 3rd to make it 3-1.

Gleyber Torres followed with a single, and was doubled home by Andrew Benintendi — 4-1 NY.

2. Taillon Snakes Through

Staked to the 4-1 lead, Taillon was ‘this close’ to losing it in the 4th — walking 3 straight batters after 2 were out with a runner on 1st. The 3rd walk brought in a run and made it 4-2 — but Taillon got Cal Raleigh to ground out to 1st for the HUGE 3rd out.

After that Taillon cruised — pitching a 1-2-3 inning in the 5th and 6th and retiring the first 2 batters of the 7th before allowing a homerun to Raleigh.

Taillon’s final line: 7 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs, 6 K’s, 4 walks. He wins to go 11-2 3.95.

3. Donaldson, Gleyber, Benintendi Tag Team

The Yanks chased Gilbert in the top of the 5th with 3 straight doubles to start the inning — by Donaldson, Torres, and Benintendi — making it 6-2 NY.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a sac fly to plate Benintendi and make it 7-2.

4. Judge HR Adds Insurance

The Yanks got much-needed insurance runs in the top of the 9th — to start, Aaron Judge led off with his 44th homer of the year.

Donaldson then hit yet another double, and with 2 outs, Benintendi walked and Jose Trevino singled home Donaldson.

5. Holmes Ends It

Clay Holmes pitched the bottom of the 9th with the 9-3 lead and good thing the Yanks got those insurance runs — because the inning went hit-by-pitch, strikeout, single, flyout, single for a run and 9-4 game — and then a groundout for the old ballgame.

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