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Designated hitter Aaron Judge watches his home run during the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 8-0 win over the Cubs on Saturday in New York. Adam Hunger/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge hit two of the Yankees’ six solo homers off rookie Matt Swarmer, and New York routed the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Saturday night for its 10th win in 11 games.

Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Jose Trevino and former Cub Anthony Rizzo also went deep against the 28-year-old right-hander as the Yankees hit their most homers since Sept. 17, 2020, against Toronto.

Batting leadoff for the fourth time this year, Judge hit his second career leadoff homer, sending a 1-0 fastball from Swarmer (1-1) into the left field seats. Judge added his major league-leading 24th, one of three home runs in the fifth.

Stanton hit a 436-foot drive off the facing of the left-field second deck in the fourth for his 360th homer – one shy of Joe DiMaggio. Stanton’s 119.8 mph drive was the hardest-hit home run in the major league this season. Of 42 homers hit 119 mph or higher since Statcast began tracking in 2015, Stanton has 31.

New York leads the majors with 94 home runs and is 23-1 when Judge and Stanton both homer, including 7-0 this year.

TWINS 6, RAYS 5: Big league batting leader Luis Arraez hit his first career grand slam and Minnesota spoiled Shane Baz’s season debut, beating Tampa Bay in Minneapolis.


Arraez had at least three hits for the seventh time this season, raising his average to .367. He has three home runs this year, including two in the last three games.

Arraez homered as part of a five-run third inning against Baz (0-1), Tampa Bay’s top pitching prospect who returned after elbow surgery in March. Baz allowed five runs in 2 1/3 innings on three hits and three walks.

Trevor Megill (2-1), one of five Twins relievers who each pitched a scoreless inning, worked the fifth. Emilio Pagán earned his eighth save as the Twins took the first two games of the series.

ORIOLES 6, ROYALS 4: Tyler Nevin hit a three-run home run, Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays added an RBI each and led Baltimore won in Kansas City, Missouri.

Nevin hit just his second homer of the season which was a 425-foot shot to center field that give the Orioles a 4-3 lead in the sixth. The home run scored Ryan Mountcastle and Baltimore’s No. 1 Prospect Adley Rutschman – who also showed off his speed, scoring on a wild pitch in the eighth inning to add some insurance.

TIGERS 3, BLUE JAYS 1: Rookie Beau Brieske pitched into the sixth inning and earned his first major league victory, Víctor Reyes came off the injured list and had three hits and Detroit won at home.


Making his ninth start, the 24-year-old Brieske (1-5) scattered seven hits and didn’t issue a walk in 5 2/3 innings. Gregory Soto worked through a jam in the ninth inning and earned his 13th save.

ATHLETICS 10, GUARDIANS 5: Seth Brown hit a grand slam to cap a five-run seventh inning, and Oakland stopped a 10-game losing streak – its longest in 11 years – by winning in Cleveland.

Oakland right fielder Ramón Laureano appeared to make an emotional speech before the rally, screaming in the dugout. He was ejected in the middle of the seventh by first base umpire Paul Emmel.

RANGERS 11, WHITE SOX 9: Loud chants of “Fire Tony!” broke out at Guaranteed Rate Field as Manager Tony La Russa and Chicago blew a five-run lead and lost to Texas in 10 innings.

La Russa has been under increased scrutiny this week since ordering an unconventional intentional walk in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The White Sox won the AL Central last season, but now are just 27-30 under their 77-year-old Hall of Fame manager.

Chicago has lost three of four. Texas won for just the fourth time in its last 11 games.



GIANTS 3, DODGERS 2: Clayton Kershaw gave up a go-ahead home run to Thairo Estrada in a two-run second inning as the three-time Cy Young Award winner returned from the injured list, and host San Franciso beat Los Angeles.

Los Angeles outhit the Giants 13-5 but stranded 14 runners and went 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position. The Dodgers have lost eight of their last 12 games.

Kershaw (4-1) had been sidelined by an inflamed joint in his back since a May 7 win at the Chicago Cubs. He returned on the same day Dodgers ace Walker Buehler went on the injured list with a right forearm strain.

CARDINALS 5, REDS 4: Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning for the first walkoff RBI of his major league career, lifting host St. Louis over Cincinnati in yet another Reds bullpen collapse.

Paul Goldschmidt’s streak of reaching base ended at 46 games with an 0-for-4 day for the NL Central-leading Cardinals.


St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina made their 316th start together, tying the Boston and Milwaukee Braves’ Warren Spahn and Del Crandall for second-most behind the 324 of Detroit’s Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan.

BRAVES 10, PIRATES 4: Dansby Swanson blooped a three-run single, Ozzie Albies added a grand slam in an eight-run seventh inning and Atlanta beat Pittsburgh in Atlanta for its 10th consecutive win.

Ronald Acuña Jr. and Austin Riley also homered for the defending World Series champions, on their longest winning streak 14 in a row from July 26 to Aug. 9, 2013. The Braves were 10 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading New York Mets before play on June 2 and closed within 6 1/2 games by Saturday morning.

NATIONALS 8, BREWERS 6: Juan Soto, Nelson Cruz and Josh Bell hit back-to-back-to-back home runs, and host Washington beat Milwaukee to deal the Brewers their eighth consecutive loss.

Milwaukee is in the midst of its longest losing streak since dropping eight in a row from Sept. 11-19, 2015. The Brewers have been outscored 57-20 during their skid.

PHILLIES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 0: Zack Wheeler struck out eight over six sharp innings, Bryson Stott hit a two-run homer and Philadelphia won its ninth straight game, matching its longest streak in 11 years with a victory over visiting Arizona.


The Phillies have won nine straight for the first time July 29-Aug. 6, 2011, also the last season they reached the playoffs.

PADRES 2, ROCKIES 1: Automatic runner Manny Machado hustled home when a two-out wild pitch in the 10th inning led to a throwing error by catcher Elias Díaz, lifting San Diego over visiting Colorado in the first game of a doubleheader.

Machado began the 10th at second base and stayed there as Carlos Estevez (1-4) retired the first two batters.

Estevez then bounced a breaking ball and Machado took off for third. Díaz’s throw went wild, and Machado raced home ahead of the throw to the plate by left fielder Yonathan Daza.


MARLINS 5, ASTROS 1: Miami got a solid start from rookie Braxton Garrett and Jon Berti drove in two runs to help the Marlins extend their winning streak to five games with a win in Houston.


Garrett (1-1) yielded six hits and an unearned run with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings for the win in his second start this season.


CUBS: Chicago placed pitcher Wade Miley on the injured list with a left shoulder strain, one day after the veteran was activated.

Miley threw 30 of 42 pitches for strikes in three scoreless innings Friday night at Yankee Stadium. He was pulled after throwing a few warmup pitches to start the fourth.

Miley said he was injured throwing a pitch to Josh Donaldson in the second inning of a 2-1, 13-inning loss to New York.

DODGERS: Ace Walker Buehler was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right forearm strain, and the team awaited MRI results to determine the severity,

Buehler left Friday night’s start at San Francisco after four innings when his elbow began bothering him. After the game, Buehler said he’s dealt with occasional soreness in his elbow in recent years, and he expressed concern.

The 27-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015, shortly after Los Angeles selected him from Vanderbilt with the 24th overall pick in the amateur draft. A two-time All-Star, Buehler is 6-3 with a 4.02 ERA in 12 starts.

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