New York Yankees Recap 6/19: Yankees have a gutsy comeback win in the Bronx

New York Yankees, Nestor Cortes Jr.

The New York Yankees met up with the Oakland Athletics today at a hot and humid Yankee Stadium for the second game of the weekend series. Last night the Yankees lost to the A’s 5-3 in a hard-fought contest. Today Domingo German started against the A’s Chris Bassitt. Being the weekend and 100% capacity allowed, the Yankees were hoping for a big crowd at the Stadium in the Bronx. Yankee fans were delighted with an amazing comeback win for the Yankees 7-5.

With German on the mound to start the game, Mark Canah hit the first pitch for an out to left field. Tony Kemp went into the short porch at the Stadium for a solo shot. Matt Olsen popped out, and Mitch Moreland struck out swinging to end the half. At the bottom, DJ LeMahieu flew out to right. Aaron Judge scorched one to center, but Kemp caught it on a dive. Gary Sanchez hitting third for the first time since 2019, struck out on a questionable high ball. Athletics 1 Yankees 0.

The top of the second was led off by Matt Chapman, who struck out swinging. Sean Murphy also struck out swinging. Seth Brown got a single just over the head of Odor. Chad Pinder struck out for German’s third strikeout of the inning. At the bottom, Giancarlo Stanton got a lead-off walk. Gleyber Torres singled to right, moving Stanton to second. Gio Urshela hit into a double play caused by splinters from his broken-bat, blinding him. Stanton went to third. Rougie Odor flew out, so the Yankees, with men on first and second and no outs, failed to score. A’s 1 Yankees 0.



Elvis Andrus led off the third inning by lining in front of Frazier to a single. Andrus stole second. Canha ground out to short, Andrus went to third. Kemp ground out. Olson flew out to Frazier in left to end the half. Clint Frazier led off the bottom by striking out. Gardner popped out to the left infield. LeMahieu ground out to allow three scoreless innings for Bassitt. A’s 1 New York Yankees 0.

Moreland led off the top of the fourth, and he struck out swinging for German’s 5th strikeout of the game. Chapman homered to the right-field bullpen. Murphy walked. Brown went down on strikes. Pinder with one on and two outs ground out to short. At the bottom of the fourth, Aaron Judge led off by singling to center. Sanchez had a towering out to center. Judge advanced to second of a wild pitch. Stanton walked for the second time in the game. Torres, with two on and only one out, popped out to the infield. Urshela hit up the middle as Judge scored to put the Yankees on the board. Odor, with two on and two outs, struck out. Athletics 2 Yankees 1.

To lead off the fifth, Andrus singled, Canha singled. Kemp walked to load the bases with no outs. Olson, with 19 home runs on the season, singled, driving in two runs, and Kemp going to third. Now he struck out with men on the corners, and the new pitcher Nestor Cortes faced pinch hitter Laureano. Chapman also struck out. Murphy flew out as Cortes limited the damage. Frazier led off the bottom by doubling off the left-field fence, falling short of a home run. Gardner struck out. LeMahieu ground out to third. Judge struck out, stranding Frazier at second. Athletics 4 Yankees 1.

Brown led off the sixth by flying out to left field. Pinder lined out to Frazier. Andrus flew out to Gardner in left-center for a 1-2 3 inning for Cortes Jr. Gary Sanchez led off the bottom of the sixth by hitting a home run, his 6th in his last 19 games. Stanton singled. Torres ground out, but Stanton went to second. Urshela struck out swinging. Odor struck out to strand Stanton. Athletics 4 Yankees 2.

To lead off, Canha struck out. Kemp ground out. Olson singled. Laureano walked. Chapman stuck out as Cortes did a superb job for the Yankees. Frazier faced the new A’s pitcher Burch Smith, and he doubled for the second time in the game. Gardner trying to continue the rally, had an infield fly out. LeMahieu, with one on and one out, ground out to second. Aaron Judge singled driving in Stanton from third. Sanchez, with one on and two outs, drew a walk. With two on and two outs, Stanton faced the new A’s pitcher Yusmeiro Petit singled to drive in Judge and tie the game up at 4. Torres ground out, but the Yankees came all the way back to tie up the game. New York Yankees 4 Oakland A’s 4.

The top of the eighth saw Chad Green on the mound facing Murphy, who struck out. Brown struck out. Pinder stuck out looking as Green struck out the side. At the bottom of the eighth, Urshela homered for his 9th of the year and provided the Yankees the go-ahead run. Gittens pinch-hitting walked. Clint Frazier walked. Brett Gardner bunted out, but the runners advanced to second and third. The A’s brought out another pitcher, Sergio Romo; he faced DJ LeMahieu, who singled, driving in two runs for the 7-4 Yankee lead. Aaron Judge at the plate LeMahieu got picked off at first. Judge ground out to end the inning, but the Yankees scored 3 runs to go ahead of the A’s. New York Yankees 7 and the Oakland A’s 4.

With last licks on the line for Oakland, closer Aroldis Chapman took to the mound to face Andrus, who struck out swinging. Canha walked on two bad calls, and Boone argued and got thrown out of the game. The computer showed that both pitches were strikes. Jed Lowrie pinch-hitting flew out to Judge. Matt Olsen singled when Chapman dropped the ball at first. Laureano, the tying run, singled, driving in Canha. Now Chapman against Chapman, he struck out on a 103 mph fastball from Aroldis Chapman.

The final score was the New York Yankees 7 the Oakland Athletics 5. The winning pitcher was Chad Green, the loser Jesus Luzardo. The save went to Aroldis Chapman as the Yankees beat the number two team in baseball.