Yankees PELT A’s. NY 13 Oakland 4

Giancarlo Stanton was back in the Yankee lineup — and they seemed to respond by PELTING the Oakland A’s — jumping out to a 10-0 lead by the 4th inning — without hitting a homer — in route to the 13-4 route. They crushed former Yankee James Kaprielian for 8 runs, sending him to the showers before the 3rd inning was over.

At the same time, they handed their starter Jameson Taillon the huge lead and he pitched shutout ball through 5 innings, before allowing a solo homer in the 6th.

Stanton RIPPED a high-exit-velocity, 2-RBI single in the 2nd to make it 4-0. And the rest of the Yanks kept it going –banging out 20 hits and taking 7 walks. The Yankees bottom of the order went 10 for 20 — highlighted by 3 hits and 2 doubles by Josh Donaldson, and 3 hits by rookie Oswaldo Cabrera.

Manager Aaron Boone commented on Giancarlo’s return to the lineup: “Just the presence. It’s another really scary, tough presence that a pitcher knows he has to really execute against. Usually when we’re at our best — and G’s a big part of that — we kind of wear guys down a little bit and hopefully it nets other guys some mistakes throughout the game because you have another heavyweight to go through.”

The only downer to the evening was rookie reliever Greg¬†Weissert getting his first appearance in the big leagues and showing a bout of nerves — hitting his first 2 batters before getting a flyout, then walking the next 2 guys to force in a run before getting yanked.

Lucas Luetge finished up.

NY improves to 77-48. Tampa and Toronto also won so the Yankee lead stays at 7.5 over Tampa and 8 over Toronto. Oakland falls to 46-80.

1. Yankees Score 4 in 2nd

James Kaprielian pitched a shutout 1st inning. But the 2nd went like this: James Donaldson walk, Oswaldo Carbrera single, Jose Trevino walk to load the bases — and Isiah Kiner-Falefa single for 2 runs.

Andrew Benintendi singled to load the bases again, and Giancarlo RIPPED a single for a 4-0 lead.

2. Yanks Score 4 in 3rd

The 3rd inning didn’t go better for¬†Kaprielian. Gleyber Torres walked, Josh Donaldson doubled him home, Trevino reached on an infield single, Kiner-Falefa walked, and Andrew Benintendi hit a sac fly for a run.

Kaprielian then walked Aaron Judge and Stanton to force in a run and make it 7-0 NY and was gone.

Anthony Rizzo singled in another run off Kirby Snead to make it 8-0.

3. Yanks Score 2 in 4th

The 4th was a little better for the A’s — NY scoring only 2 runs. Josh Donaldson again led off the rally with a leadoff single, and Trevino doubled him home to make it 9-0.

Kiner-Falefa reached on an infield single, Benintendi singled, and Judge grounded out ‚ÄĒ scoring a run. NY 10 Oakland 0.

4. Taillon Terrific

Meanwhile Jameson Taillon was terrific — pitching a shutout through 5 innings and allowing only the solo homer to Shea¬†Langeliers in the 6th.

Taillon’s slash line was 6 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 2 K’s, 0 walks. He wins to go 12-4 3.89.

5. Yanks Add 3 Insurance Runs in 7th

The Yanks added 3 more “insurance” runs in the 7th: Rizzo singled, Torres singled, and Josh Donaldson doubled them both home. NY 12 Oakland 1.

Oswaldo Cabrera doubled in Donaldson to make it 13-1.

6.¬†Weissert’s Tough 1st Outing

The only downer to the evening was Weissert’s first MLB performance in the bottom of the 7th — two straight hit-by-pitches, a fly out, and then two walks to make it 13-2 NY.

Weissert was 2-1 1.76 in AAA at Scranton — 46 innings, 22 hits, 67 strikeouts, 19 walks. He was light’s out.

After he got yanked, Aaron Judge was seen sidling up to him in the dugout, trying to cheer him up.

Lucas Lutge relieved Weissert with the bases loaded and got an out before hitting a batter himself to make it 13-3. An infield single by Langeliers made it 13-4 — the final score.

7. Luetge Finishes

Luetge pitched the 8th and 9th shutout ball for the old ballgame.

The Boxscore




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