LOS ANGELES — Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off the All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a solo shot to assist the Yankees set a membership report for homers in a month as they routed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 10-2, Friday night time in a matchup of the 2 groups with the most effective information in baseball.
Aaron Judge, Gary Sánchez and Gleyber Torres additionally homered because the Yankees ended a four-game skid. They have a significant league-leading 57 homers in August, their most in any month.
Starting on 5 days’ relaxation, James Paxton (10-6) allowed two runs and 5 hits in 6 2/Three innings to win his fifth straight begin. He struck out 11 — one off his season excessive — and walked none.
The groups’ first assembly in three years had a postseason really feel, regardless that neither membership regarded the half. The Yankees’ pinstripes and Dodgers’ blue and white uniforms have been forged apart on Players’ Weekend. The Yankees wore all black and the Dodgers donned all white with player-chosen nicknames on the again.
The sellout crowd of 53,775 noticed a possible October preview between two franchises that used to battle in New York earlier than the Dodgers moved West earlier than the 1958 season. They’ve met 11 occasions within the World Series, with the Yankees profitable eight titles.
After scoring simply 9 runs in dropping three straight at Oakland, the Yankees (84-46) cranked up their offense early. They led 2-Zero within the third on the homers by Judge, who has gone deep to left area twice in 4 days after not pulling a homer beforehand this season, and Sánchez.
Ryu (12-Four) opened the fifth by permitting consecutive singles to DJ LeMahieu and Judge. After Torres grounded out, Ryu deliberately walked Sánchez to load the bases.
That arrange Gregorius, who launched a 90-mph fastball into the proper area pavilion for his fifth profession grand slam. Gio Urshela doubled to chase Ryu earlier than Brett Gardner’s RBI double off Adam Kolarek made it 7-1.
Ryu struggled via his second straight subpar outing. The left-hander got here in with baseball’s finest ERA of 1.64, however he gave up seven runs and 9 hits in Four 1/Three innings, his shortest outing since June 28. He struck out seven and walked one.
Ryu was coming off a Four-Three loss at Atlanta wherein he allowed all 4 Braves’ runs in 5 2/Three innings.
Torres homered with two outs off Yimi Garcia within the sixth for an Eight-1 lead.
Gregorius homered within the ninth.
The Dodgers’ run of three straight wins and 5 victories in a row at house, together with consecutive walk-off wins, got here to an abrupt halt.
The Dodgers’ runs got here on A.J. Pollock’s RBI single within the third and Kiké Hernández’s RBI double within the seventh.
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