DJ LeMahieu, 26, looks on as Anthony Rizzo, 48, celebrates with Aaron Judge after Rizzo hit a three-run home run in the first inning Monday night against the Seattle Mariners in New York. Frank Franklin II/Associated Press

NEW YORK —Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 43rd home run, Jose Trevino had his first multihomer game and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2 Monday night in a series opener between teams bulking up for the postseason.

Anthony Rizzo started the onslaught with a three-run homer in the first, and New York clinched its 31st consecutive winning record at home (41-13), second only to its big league standard of 47 in row from 1918-64. The Yankees are 70-34, the first team to reach 70 wins this year.

Rizzo put the Yankees ahead in the first with a three-run homer off Marco Gonzales (6-11). The drive over the Yankees’ bullpen in right was Rizzo’s fourth homer in six games and raised his season total to 26 along with 65 RBI.

After Kyle Lewis’ solo homer in the second against Domingo Germán (1-1), Judge hit a two-run drive in the bottom half. Judge also leads the majors with 93 RBI.

Trevino homered in the fourth and added a drive into Monument Park in the eighth against Ryan Borucki. The first-time All-Star has his nine homers this year, matching his total in four previous big league seasons, and set a career high with 32 RBI.

Seattle has lost 7 of 11 since heading into the All-Star break on a 14-game winning streak.


Adam Frazier hit a run-scoring single in the fourth off Germán, who won for the first time in three starts since coming off the injured list. He allowed two runs and six hits in five innings with three walks and a strikeout.

With Alex Rodriguez seated behind home plate, Judge hit a 420-foot drive, sending a first-pitch 87.4 mph fastball into the visiting bullpen in left field.

Judge is on pace for 67 homers, six more than the Yankees’ record set by Roger Maris in 1961. Judge reached 43 homers in his 101st game and New York’s 104th game while Maris hit his 43rd in his 114th game and the Yankees’ 115th on Aug. 12, 1961.

Eligible for free agency after the World Series. Judge has 10 homers in 12 games since the All-Star break ad 13 in his last 16 games.

Ron Marinaccio, Aroldis Chapman, Jonathan Loáisiga and Wandy Peralta combined for one-hit, scoreless relief.

ORIOLES 7, RANGERS 2: Cedric Mullins homered leading off, Anthony Santander extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an RBI single and visiting Baltimore matched its 2021 win total.


Baltimore was 52-110 last season.

Spenser Watkins (4-1) struck out five without a walk over six innings. The only run allowed by the right-hander was on a solo homer by Corey Seager in the sixth inning.

TWINS 5, TIGERS 3: Gio Urshela hit a game-ending, two-run homer in the 10th inning and Jose Miranda had three RBI as Minnesota came back to beat visiting Detroit to maintain its one-game lead in the AL Central.

Miranda hit a tying, two-run single in the eighth, long after Tigers starter Tarik Skubal was pulled following five scoreless innings with left arm fatigue.

Akil Baddoo delivered a go-ahead single in the top of the 10th off Griffin Jax (5-2) against the team that drafted him six years ago.

ROYALS 2, WHITE SOX 1: Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield hit solo home runs, Daniel Lynch took a shutout into the sixth inning in his return from the injured list and Kansas City won at Chicago.



REDS 3, MARLINS 1: Rookie Hunter Greene won for the first time in nearly two months, allowing one hit in six scoreless innings to lead visiting Cincinnati over reeling Miami.

Albert Almora Jr. had three hits, including two doubles, in his first game off the injured list. Joey Votto walked twice and singled for the Reds, who won their third in a row as they began a four-city, 10-game trip.

Miami has lost eight straight home games and 11 of 15 overall.

METS 7, NATIONALS 3: Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor homered, Max Scherzer defeated his former team, and New York won at Washington for its seventh consecutive victory on the eve of ace Jacob deGrom’s season debut.

Washington slugger Juan Soto homered off Scherzer in what could be his final game with the Nationals. Soto, who walked in his other three plate appearances, is perhaps the biggest star who could be dealt before Tuesday’s trade deadline.


GUARDIANS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 5: Amed Rosario homered early and singled in the winning run in the 11th inning for his third hit of the game as Cleveland beat visiting Arizona.

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