Judge, Stanton homer to bail out Taillon, Yanks top A’s 5-3
By Maaz Ahmad
June 30, 2022
The major league-best 24th comeback victory knocked out Jameson Tallon in a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
The Yankees completed a three-game sweep of baseball's worst team and improved 56–20, matching the 2001 Mariners and the 1998 Yankees, baseball's best 76-game debut since 1930.
Talon conceded three in the first innings, but the judge countered a two-run drive in the first innings and Stanton hit a three-run homer in the third against Cole Irwin.
The Yankees are 25-1 when Judge and Stanton Homer are in the same game, including 9-0 this season.
Talon (9–1) conceded five innings, and Clay Holmes finished ninth for his 14th save to end a seven-game homestand.
Next, New York begins a season-high 11-day, 10-game trip with a game in Houston - a quirk of the game's reconfigured schedule after the lockout delayed the opening day.
Judge's homer was his major league-leading 29th, and his last five are either trailing or tied with New York.
Stanton reached for Irwin's change from the outside edge of the plate and slammed it into the right field wall. It was Stanton's 19th homer of the season, with five in his last six games.
The Yankees have 57 homers in June, surpassing the 2016 Orioles and the 2019 Braves for the most so far this month. Irvine (2-6) allowed six hits, but he covered seven innings with 103 pitches.