By JANIE McCAULEY, AP baseball writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Aaron Judge scored a tiebreak single with two outs in the ninth inning, Giancarlo Stanton homered for a third game in a row and the New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-6 for their 12th win in Thursday night Series and longest winning streak in almost 60 years.
Aroldis Chapman graduated for his 300th career and became the 31st pitcher to reach the milestone. Jonathan Loaisiga (9-4) scored the victory with two over two innings.
Joey Gallo beat a three-run drive in the third for a 6-0 lead before Oakland came back to tie him in with Josh Harrison’s Homer in the fifth.
Judge doubled up before the eighth when New York loaded the bases against Sergio Romo, who escaped unscathed. Lou Trivino (5-7) started the ninth hour after coach Bob Melvin said he would remain the closer despite successive saves after converting 14 in a row.
Anthony Rizzo pulled a two-out walk from Trivino and Tyler Wade stepped in as a pinch runner. He stole second and finished third after catcher Sean Murphy’s throwing error before coming home on Judges Line Drive.
New York has the club’s longest winning streak in a streak of 13 straight wins from September 1 to 12, 1961, and the Yankees posted a season best of 23 games over .500 at 75-52.
Stanton scored for his 23rd homer and fifth in eight games moments after angry manager Aaron Boone was dismissed by record referee Todd Tichenor for arguing balls and punches. Boone gestured and yelled repeatedly before finally making his way to the tunnel and the clubhouse.
Brett Gardner homered one later to back right-handed Jameson Taillon, who didn’t get five innings to a decision but has still won seven straight decisions since losing to Tampa Bay in the Bronx on May 31. Rizzo added an RBI double in the third.
Matt Chapman and Murphy met a third consecutive homer, the fifth time the A’s have done so this season. Chapman drew a bases-loaded walk and Elvis Andrus drew a two-run single that Taillon followed in the fourth round of the A with three runs.
Oakland’s right-hander James Kaprielian struck eight but was rolled over from the start after beating 2-0 in three starts with a 3.31 ERA in three starts since he was struck off the injury list.
The stumbling A’s, who made it to the playoffs in the last three seasons, lost their fifth round in a row – four times two or fewer runs – with a dismal 8,147 night attendance.
Yankees: INF Gio Urshela was struck off the 10-day injury list after missing 23 games with strained left hamstrings. He started third with the eighth stroke. … SS Gleyber Torres (sprained left thumb) has increased his baseball activity with Double-A Somerset and is expected to start a rehab out on Sunday. … RHP Corey Kluber (right shoulder load) returns to the Yankees and will face the Angels on Monday. … LHP Zack Britton, who is struggling with a sprained nicking elbow, is said to be on Monday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache will be examined to determine next steps and whether surgery is needed. … RHP Luis Severino, who had an operation on Tommy John at the end of February 2020, is entitled to resume his litter program after the evaluation by ElAttrache.
Athletics: RHP Chris Bassitt is set to travel back to the Bay Area on Friday after undergoing facial surgery in Chicago where he was hit by a line drive last week. The surgery repaired the jar’s cheekbone, which was broken in three places. … Also on Friday, RF Stephen Piscotty will have an operation on his left wrist in Arizona. He was picked up on Thursday by hand specialist Dr. Mark Leber examines who will perform the procedure. The A’s don’t rule out a return this season. … RHP Mike Fiers will throw a bullpen for the first time on Friday while working his way back from a sprained pitching elbow.
RHP Gerrit Cole (12-6, 2.92 ERA) sets in on an additional day of rest on Friday evening, trying to keep the role going and win his third start in a row.
LHP Sean Manaea (8-8, 3.77) takes the hill for the A’s trying to save a win in August after finishing this month with a 0-2 with a 9.77 ERA in four starts this month gone – none of which have gone more than five innings.
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