Yankees clinch series victory over Giants in electric 7-3 win

MLB: New York Yankees at San Francisco Giants
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Another day, another win for the New York Yankees, who have clinched another series win as they played the second game of this three-game set against the San Francisco Giants. They’ve now won all three series on this west coast trip, and they did so in a contest where they had what most would consider a big disadvantage in terms of the pitching matchup. Cody Poteet, who is filling in for the injured Clarke Schmidt, would go up against Cy Young finalist Logan Webb, the ace of the Giants.

With some big hits from the usual suspects and a strong pitching performance from top to bottom, the Yankees secured their 41st win of the 2024 season.

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton Homer in Yankees Victory

MLB: New York Yankees at San Francisco Giants
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The game started in a fashion that has become all-too-familiar for the Yankees, as Aaron Judge belted a first-inning home run, his 21st of the season, to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. This is one that they wouldn’t relinquish, although things certainly got dicey in the middle innings. They’d add on two more in the form of a sacrifice fly from Juan Soto and RBI single from Alex Verdugo in the third, but the Giants answered right back.

A walk and two-run blast from Casey Schmitt in the bottom of the third inning would give the Giants those two runs back, and they’d score an unearned run (due to a throwing error by Anthony Volpe) in the bottom of the fifth to make it just a one-run game. These two bullpens would exchange zeroes for the next two innings, with Ian Hamilton and Caleb Ferguson keeping the Yankees ahead before the offense erupted in the top of the eighth.

Alex Verdugo tripled to bring in Aaron Judge with two outs, making it a 5-3 game, and Giancarlo Stanton belted his 14th home run of the season to dash San Francisco’s momentum entirely. A great inning from Tommy Kahnle and a Clay Holmes scoreless frame secured the Yankees’ win, pushing them to a whopping 22 games over .500 on the season. It’s been a great road trip so far for the Bronx Bombers, who will play the series finale in San Francisco tomorrow afternoon at 4:10 PM EST.

It’ll be Nestor Cortes against Blake Snell as the two southpaws do battle with the Yankees looking to potentially sweep the Giants.

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