Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run for the fourth straight game, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer in front of family and friends, and the New York Yankees extended their best streak in nearly 60 years on Friday by beating 8-2 over Los Angeles. Oakland Athletics for their 13th straight win.
Stanton’s 25th homer is estimated to have gone to 472 feet, over the second amphitheater between left and center, one of the longest in recent memory at the Coliseum. With this one, Stanton stacks six in his last nine games. Luke Voit blew the fence one out later in the fourth inning.
Gerrit Cole (13-6) won his third consecutive start after swinging nine and walking two in more than six innings with a six-hitter and no runs against. He struck out 200 for the fourth time in his career.
Kyle Higashioka hit a two-run homer in the ninth for New York 76-52), which is on its best winning streak since 13 between Sept. 1-12, 1961.
The loss went to Sean Manaea (8-9), who is 0-3 in five August starts, none of more than five innings. (MLB in Spanish)