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Yankees takeaways from Saturday’s 7-5 win over A’s, including six late runs to complete comeback

Yankees takeaways from Saturday's 7-5 win over A's, including six late runs to complete comeback
Gary Sanchez celebrates with Gleyber Torres (backwards) in pinstripes

Gary Sanchez celebrates with Gleyber Torres (backwards) in pinstripes

The Yankees fought their way back from a 4-1 hole to defeat the Oakland A’s 7-5 on Saturday afternoon.

Here are some key takeaways …

Tony Kemp greeted Domingo German early with a first-inning home run to put the Yankees down 1-0. The left-handed hitter turned around a fastball and blasted it deep to right-center for the solo shot, his fourth of the season and second of the series.

– Despite the first two Yankees batters reaching in the bottom of the second, they remained off the scoreboard thanks to a double play off the bat of Gio Urshela and a flyout from Rougned Odor. The A’s would then tack on another run in the top of fourth, as Matt Chapman’s solo home run made it a 2-0 game.

– In the bottom of the fourth, Urshela delivered with a two-out RBI single to score Aaron Judge and make it a 2-1 game. Next up, Odor launched a ball down the right-field line, but it landed just foul, ending up a few feet away from a go-ahead three-run homer. Instead, Odor went down swinging to end the inning.

– German’s day got off to a decent start, but the A’s jumped on him in the top of the fifth inning. After the first three batters all reached, Matt Olson drove in a pair with a single up the middle, making it a 4-1 game and ending German’s afternoon. The righty went 4.0+ innings, allowing four earned on seven hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Thanks to Nestor Cortes, though, the Yankees got out of a first-and-third, no-out jam with no further damage. Cortes was outstanding, going three scoreless innings to keep the Yankees in the game.

Gary Sanchez cut the A’s lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth, as he demolished a solo home run off of Chris Bassitt. Sanchez’s homer was his sixth in his last 19 games.

Clint Frazier had a pair of doubles on the afternoon, including a leadoff two-bagger in the bottom of the seventh. Just as it looked like Frazier might be stranded on the bases again, Judge drove him in with a two-out RBI single to make it a one-run game.

Later in the inning, it was Giancarlo Stanton‘s turn to come up clutch, as he laced a single the other way to score Judge and tie the game.

– Urshela finally put the Yankees ahead in the bottom of the eighth, blasting a solo home run to dead center off of Jesus Luzardo to put the Yankees ahead 5-4. LeMahieu added on some insurance later in the inning, poking a two-run single off of Sergio Romo to make it a 7-4 game.

Aroldis Chapman issued a one-out walk in the ninth, and Aaron Boone was none too happy about the strike zone, as he was tossed for voicing his displeasure. Chapman allowed a couple of men to reach in the inning, bringing the tying run to the plate, and Ramon Laureano delivered with an RBI single to make it 7-5. But Chapman would lock down the win by pumping a 103 mph fastball past Chapman for the final out.

Highlights

What’s next

The Yankees and A’s round out their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.

It will be a battle of lefties, as Jordan Montgomery faces Sean Manaea.

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