Auckland, California-Aaron Judge broke the tie with a two-out singles in the ninth inning, Giancarlo Stanton played third straight and the New York Yankees won 7-6 Auckland on Thursday night. One line, his best line in almost 60 years.
Cuba’s close Aroldis Chapman scored his 300th career save, the 31st pitcher to reach that goal. Nicaraguan Jonathan Loisica (9-4) won by two wickets in two innings.
Joey Gallo scored three runs in the third inning to give New York a 6-0 lead, but Auckland came in from behind and Josh Harrison left the lock in fifth.
Lou Trivino (5-7) lost after manager A Bob Melvin added 14 in a row and said he would be close even if he threw consecutive saves.
Yankees, Gary Sanchez 3-1. Colombian Geo Urshela 4-1.
For athletics, Dominican Starlin Marte 5-1. Venezuela Elvis Andres 4-1, with two RBIs.