Trevino Game Winning HR & Judge 2 Blasts Lead Yank Comeback. NY 5 Tampa 4

This was such a nice win for the Yankees.

Down 4-1 in the 6th inning, it looked like NY was going to lose their 3rd game in the last 4, and lose the series to Tampa 2 games to 1.

But the Yanks came back, led by two (2) Aaron Judge homers and a huge 2-run homerun by Jose Trevino in the top of the 8th that turned a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 Yankee win.

The Yankee bullpen of Michael King and Clay Holmes shut the Rays out in order in the 8th and 9th — and the Yankees ended up taking the series from Tampa, 2 games to 1.

“A good win,” said manager Aaron Boone afterwards. “Fall behind, playing here end of a long road trip — and you know we got a long flight back and you get behind the 8-ball there. Monty grinds through 6; finds a way. Keeps us in it. And then just some good at bats there by a lot of different people. We had some opportunities throughout the night and we were finally able to break through. Aaron with a couple of big ones, and Trevi put just a great at bat on Garza for the game winner. Then the bullpen took it from there. A good one to finish off a really good road trip.”

On a Wednesday night at the Trop.

The Yanks go to 51-18 — a .739 winning percentage — 12 games ahead of Toronto, 12.5 ahead of Boston, and now 14 ahead of Tampa.

1. Monty Went 6

Jordan Montgomery was not on top of his game, but he pitched 6 innings — allowing 4 runs on 9 hits.

Isiah Paredes hit his 4th homer in two nights — a solo shot to left leading off the bottom of the 2nd for a 1-0 Tampa lead. Three batters later, right fielder Vidal Bruján hit a 2-run homer to center and it was 3-0 Tampa.

Monty pitched a shutout 3rd but ran into more trouble in the 4th: Francisco Mejía led off with a double, moved to 3rd on a fly, and came around to score on a groundout by Brujan and it was 4-1 Tampa.

The inning wasn’t over: Tampa then loaded the bases with 2 outs on two Monty walks sandwiching a single. But Jose Trevino rescued Monty by picking the runner off 3rd!

Monty recovered to pitch a shutout 5th and 6th and left trailing 4-2.

2. Judge Homers Pull Yanks Back

Aaron Judge hit his 26th homer of the season leading off the 4th to make it 3-1 at the time — a 400-foot line drive to left off an 86-MPH slider.

The Yanks got a run to make it 4-2 in the 6th on a Giancarlo Stanton leadoff walk, Matt Carpenter 1-out single, and a throwing error by shortstop Taylor Walls on a grounder by Jose Trevino.

Joey Gallo walked to load the bases but DJ LeMahieu fouled out by 1st base for the final out.

Judge hit his 2nd homer of the game — and 27th of the year — to lead off the 7th: a MONSTER drive to left to make it 4-3 Tampa. The Yanks were back in it.

3. Schmidt Gallant in the 7th

Clarke Schmidt relieved Monty and allowed a leadoff double to Taylor Walls in the bottom of the 7th, but then got tough. Schmidt got a fly out and foul out, intentionally walked Ji-Man Choi, and then got a huge final out by striking out Randy Arozarena.

4. Trevino HR Ties It & Wins It

And then came the top of the 8th with Ralph Garza Jr on the mound. Isiah Kiner-Falefa led off with a single, and Jose Trevino stepped up and hit a homer to left — to tie the game and put the Yanks ahead, 5-4.

5. King & Holmes Close It

Michael King pitched a filthy 1-2-3 8th inning.

And Clay Holmes pitched an awesome 1-2-3 9th — getting Yandy Diaz on a groundout for the old ballgame.

The Boxscore



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