NEW YORK — Aaron Judge hit his Major League-leading 29th homer, Giancarlo Stanton launched a go-ahead blast and the Yankees claimed a Major League record for early-summer thump in their 5-3 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday, completing yet another series sweep as they continue to dominate at home.
The blasts from Judge and Stanton gave the Yankees 57 home runs in June, eclipsing a previous Major League record shared by the 2016 Orioles and 2019 Braves. Judge hit a two-run shot in the first inning and Stanton slugged a three-run shot in the third off Oakland starter Cole Irvin, helping to put the finishing touches upon a torrid month that has seen New York win 22 of 27 games.
Stanton has homered in five of his last six games.
Seeking their ninth sweep of the season, the Yankees also produced their Major League-leading 24th comeback win of ‘22, rallying after starter Jameson Taillon was touched for three first-inning runs. Taillon settled in after the bumpy beginning, which featured Stephen Piscotty’s two-run double and Elvis Andrus’ RBI single.
With Taillon scattering seven hits over five innings — bouncing back from an outing in which he allowed a season-high six runs and 10 hits to the Astros — the Yankees improved to 13-2 in the right-hander’s starts this year. No team has a better winning percentage in a starting pitcher’s outings this year (min. eight starts).
The Yankees’ surge has been fueled in part by their dominance at the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue. New York has won 19 of its last 21 at Yankee Stadium, where they’ve outscored opponents 111-46 over that span.