Judge HR in 8th sends Yankees over slumping Mets 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) Once this Subway Series showdown turned into a game of home run derby, there was no doubt who was going to win.

The only real question: Who would go deep for the Yankees?

It was Aaron Judge, hitting a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that sent the Yankees over the Mets 4-3 Saturday night for their sixth straight victory in the all-New York matchup.

''Obviously, our team hits a lot of balls into the seats,'' winning pitcher David Robertson said.

Rookies Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar also homered at Citi Field, ensuring the Empire State Building would be sparkling in Yankees team colors. They have won four in a row overall and nine of 10.

The Yanks own baseball's best record (42-18) and lead with 103 home runs - on pace to break the major league mark of 264 hit by the Seattle Mariners in 1997. The Mets, meanwhile rank near the bottom with 62.

On a night when every run scored on a homer, the team with the power-packed lineup from top to bottom launched the winning longball.

''Who are you going to try to go after?'' Judge said. ''It's kind of fun to watch.''

The Mets built a 3-0 lead on first-inning homers by Todd Frazier and Asdrubal Cabrera, but still lost their eighth in a row - their longest skid since an 11-game slide in 2004.

''I felt all night like we were going to win a game tonight,'' manager Mickey Callaway said.

The Mets have dropped 10 straight at Citi Field, their worst drought at home since losing a team-record 15 in a row at Shea Stadium in 2002, the Elias Sports Bureau said. Hall of Famer Mike Piazza was a member of that club, and he threw out the first ball in this game.

Judge grounded out with the bases loaded to end the fifth but later sent the first pitch from Anthony Swarzak (0-1) into the left-field seats.

Judge showed no ill effects from jamming his thumb on a slide Friday night during the Yankees' 4-1 win. Judge's 18th homer got the Yankees fans finally shouting louder than their Mets counterparts in a sellout crowd.

''We got a really good team that competes,'' Judge said. ''Even if we get down early, we're always fighting. If we have a lead, we don't settle.''

Robertson (5-2) pitched a scoreless seventh and Dellin Betances, the only player in this Subway Series born in New York, struck out the side in the eighth.

Aroldis Chapman, who has been bothered by tendinitis in his left knee, worked around two walks in the ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances. Yankees relievers have thrown 15 1/3 consecutive shutout innings.

Andujar's two-run homer in the sixth off Steven Matz made it 3-all. Torres connected for his 11th homer in the Yankees third.

Stuck in a scoring rut, the Mets rearranged their lineup - ''We need to just shake things up,'' Callaway said before the game.

The new batting order provided an immediate payoff, too. Frazier, in the second spot for the first time this year, hit a solo homer, Brandon Nimmo tripled and Cabrera homered off rookie Domingo German.

In the end, it wasn't enough.

''Baseball's a funny game like that,'' Nimmo said. ''We're just going to try and not sit around and wait for it, we're going to try and make things happen.''

SLAMMING THE DOOR SHUT

Aaron Hicks led off the game with a drive to right-center field, and the ball bounded through a gate that had been left wide open and rolled into the Yankees' bullpen. Hicks was awarded a double.

''It's kind of one of those situations where before the game started, we'd like for everything to be locked up and done with. Who knows how that happened,'' Hicks said.

Hicks didn't stay at second for long. He was picked off the base by Matz.

HORSIN' AROUND

The nearby Belmont Stakes was shown on the videoboard about a half-hour before gametime. Matz briefly held up his long tossing in the outfield, and several players on both teams paused their warmups to watch Justify win the Triple Crown.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka was put on the 10-day disabled list, a day after straining both hamstrings running the bases. Manager Aaron Boone said it's ''very possible'' Tanaka will be back before the All-Star break in mid-July.

Mets: OF Yoenis Cespedes, out since May 13 because of a strained right hip flexor, hit two doubles for Double-A Binghamton but was pulled early for precautionary reasons with tightness in his right quad. He'll be re-evaluated Sunday. This was his second rehab game.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (9-1, 2.20 ERA) is 7-0 with a 1.85 ERA in his last 10 starts. He has a 0.00 ERA in 10 2/3 career innings vs. the Mets.

Mets: RHP Seth Lugo (1-1, 2.04) makes his second start and 23rd appearance of the season. He's been especially effective against lefty hitters, holding them to a .117 batting average (7 for 60).

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  • W: D. Robertson (5-2)L: A. Swarzak (0-1)S: A. Chapman (17)
  • HR: NYY - A. Judge (18), M. Andujar (8), G. Torres (11), NYM - A. Cabrera (11), T. Frazier (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Judge RF41111004.271.396.569.9656.0
G. Stanton LF30000121.248.327.496.8230.0
G. Sanchez C31000121.194.296.439.7351.0
M. Andujar 3B41221001.305.335.550.8858.0
D. Gregorius SS40300000.247.321.457.7783.0
T. Austin 1B30000012.218.271.471.742-0.5
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A. Chapman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Torres 2B31111113.303.363.570.9335.5
  • a-grounded out for Austin in the 8th
  • b-walked for German in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Betances in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rosario SS40100001.247.279.359.6373.0
T. Frazier 3B41111031.231.340.408.7474.5
B. Nimmo LF31100020.270.411.560.9724.0
A. Cabrera 2B41121012.285.325.502.8286.5
J. Bruce RF30000112.222.300.333.6330.5
M. Conforto CF30000010.219.340.365.705-0.5
a- D. Mesoraco PH10000011.210.291.419.710-0.5
A. Gonzalez 1B30100010.241.304.380.6841.5
b- J. Bautista PH10000011.203.341.377.718-0.5
K. Plawecki C30100121.213.383.298.6812.0
S. Matz P20000021.100.143.150.293-1.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
c- L. Guillorme PH10000001.192.222.231.4530.0
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  • a-struck out for Conforto in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Gonzalez in the 9th
  • c-lined out for Gsellman in the 7th
  • d-lined out for Blevins in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hicks (8)
  • HR - A. Judge (18), M. Andujar (8), G. Torres (11)
  • RBI - A. Judge (45), M. Andujar 2 (28), G. Torres (29)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Gonzalez (5), K. Plawecki (4)
  • 3B - B. Nimmo (5)
  • HR - T. Frazier (6), A. Cabrera (11)
  • RBI - T. Frazier (22), A. Cabrera 2 (36)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - G. Torres
  • Picked Off - A. Hicks
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Rosario-Cabrera-Gonzalez; Frazier-Cabrera-Gonzalez)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. German6.05330925.321.2717.5
D. Robertson (W, 5-2)1.01000103.941.089.5
D. Betances (H, 6)1.00000303.541.114.5
A. Chapman (S, 17)1.00002201.300.949.0
PITCHERSIP
D. German6.0
D. Robertson (W, 5-2)1.0
D. Betances (H, 6)1.0
A. Chapman (S, 17)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz6.05334623.531.2612.0
R. Gsellman1.00001003.111.272.0
A. Swarzak (L, 0-1)1.03110214.151.38-5.0
J. Blevins1.00001105.021.742.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz6.0
R. Gsellman1.0
A. Swarzak (L, 0-1)1.0
J. Blevins1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. German (5)
  • HBP - D. German (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 96-71, D. Robertson 15-13, D. Betances 11-9, A. Chapman 24-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 2-7, D. Robertson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. German 24, D. Robertson 4, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 105-57, R. Gsellman 16-7, A. Swarzak 18-13, J. Blevins 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 5-5, R. Gsellman 1-1, A. Swarzak 1-0, J. Blevins 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 25, R. Gsellman 3, A. Swarzak 6, J. Blevins 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Hicks CF40100120.252.354.440.7952.0
A. Judge RF41111004.271.396.569.9656.0
G. Stanton LF30000121.248.327.496.8230.0
G. Sanchez C31000121.194.296.439.7351.0
M. Andujar 3B41221001.305.335.550.8858.0
D. Gregorius SS40300000.247.321.457.7783.0
T. Austin 1B30000012.218.271.471.742-0.5
a- G. Bird PH-1B10000002.182.234.432.6660.0
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c- R. Torreyes PH10000000.333.344.429.7720.0
A. Chapman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Torres 2B31111113.303.363.570.9335.5
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  • a-grounded out for Austin in the 8th
  • b-walked for German in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Betances in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rosario SS40100001.247.279.359.6373.0
T. Frazier 3B41111031.231.340.408.7474.5
B. Nimmo LF31100020.270.411.560.9724.0
A. Cabrera 2B41121012.285.325.502.8286.5
J. Bruce RF30000112.222.300.333.6330.5
M. Conforto CF30000010.219.340.365.705-0.5
a- D. Mesoraco PH10000011.210.291.419.710-0.5
A. Gonzalez 1B30100010.241.304.380.6841.5
b- J. Bautista PH10000011.203.341.377.718-0.5
K. Plawecki C30100121.213.383.298.6812.0
S. Matz P20000021.100.143.150.293-1.0
R. Gsellman P0000-000.000.250.000.000-
c- L. Guillorme PH10000001.192.222.231.4530.0
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  • a-struck out for Conforto in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Gonzalez in the 9th
  • c-lined out for Gsellman in the 7th
  • d-lined out for Blevins in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hicks (8)
  • HR - A. Judge (18), M. Andujar (8), G. Torres (11)
  • RBI - A. Judge (45), M. Andujar 2 (28), G. Torres (29)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Gonzalez (5), K. Plawecki (4)
  • 3B - B. Nimmo (5)
  • HR - T. Frazier (6), A. Cabrera (11)
  • RBI - T. Frazier (22), A. Cabrera 2 (36)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - G. Torres
  • Picked Off - A. Hicks
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rosario (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Rosario-Cabrera-Gonzalez; Frazier-Cabrera-Gonzalez)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. German6.05330925.321.2717.5
D. Robertson (W, 5-2)1.01000103.941.089.5
D. Betances (H, 6)1.00000303.541.114.5
A. Chapman (S, 17)1.00002201.300.949.0
Total9.06332152---
PITCHERSIP
D. German6.0
D. Robertson (W, 5-2)1.0
D. Betances (H, 6)1.0
A. Chapman (S, 17)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz6.05334623.531.2612.0
R. Gsellman1.00001003.111.272.0
A. Swarzak (L, 0-1)1.03110214.151.38-5.0
J. Blevins1.00001105.021.742.5
Total9.0844693---
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz6.0
R. Gsellman1.0
A. Swarzak (L, 0-1)1.0
J. Blevins1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. German (5)
  • HBP - D. German (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 96-71, D. Robertson 15-13, D. Betances 11-9, A. Chapman 24-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 2-7, D. Robertson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. German 24, D. Robertson 4, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 105-57, R. Gsellman 16-7, A. Swarzak 18-13, J. Blevins 14-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 5-5, R. Gsellman 1-1, A. Swarzak 1-0, J. Blevins 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 25, R. Gsellman 3, A. Swarzak 6, J. Blevins 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Judge homered to left43
  • 6TH INNING
    Andujar homered to left, Sanchez scored33
  • 3RD INNING
    Torres homered to left center13
  • 1ST INNING
    Cabrera homered to right center, Nimmo scored03
    Frazier homered to left center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Anthony Swarzak
    • Ronald Torreyes hit for Dellin Betances
    • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Torreyes grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Torres walked
    • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Torres picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop to second, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Aroldis Chapman pitching
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bruce walked
    • Devin Mesoraco hit for Michael Conforto
    • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mesoraco struck out swinging
    • Jose Bautista hit for Adrian Gonzalez
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bautista struck out looking
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Plawecki walked, Bruce to second
    • Jose Reyes hit for Jerry Blevins
    • J. Reyes: Foul, Foul, Foul, Reyes lined out to right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Anthony Swarzak pitching
    • A. Judge: Judge homered to left
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • M. Andujar: Andujar singled to left center
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Gregorius singled to right center, Andujar to third
    • Greg Bird hit for Tyler Austin
    • G. Bird: Bird grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dellin Betances relieved David Robertson
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Robert Gsellman relieved Steven Matz
    • Brett Gardner hit for Domingo German
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gardner walked
    • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Torres grounded into double play third to second to first, Gardner out at second
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Robertson pitching
    • A. Gonzalez: Gonzalez doubled to deep left
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Plawecki struck out on foul tip
    • Luis Guillorme hit for Robert Gsellman
    • L. Guillorme: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Guillorme lined out to center
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Stanton grounded out to third
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez walked
    • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar homered to left, Sanchez scored
    • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gregorius flied out to center
    • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Austin flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera flied out to deep center
    • J. Bruce: Bruce grounded out to first
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Conforto struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius singled to left
    • T. Austin: Austin flied out to right
    • D. German: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, German walked, Gregorius to second
    • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked, Gregorius to third, German to second
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Judge grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rosario flied out to center
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • B. Nimmo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton walked
    • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez flied out to center
    • M. Andujar: Andujar grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Stanton out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto flied out to deep right
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Plawecki doubled to left
    • S. Matz: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Matz struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • D. German: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, German struck out looking
    • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Torres homered to left center
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Judge grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Foul, Rosario reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Frazier: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario stole second, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • B. Nimmo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Nimmo hit by pitch
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera popped out to third
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Rosario to third, Nimmo to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
    • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Foul, Andujar lined out to third
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Gregorius singled to center
    • T. Austin: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Plawecki struck out swinging
    • S. Matz: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Matz struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Hicks doubled to deep right center
    • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Hicks picked off at second, pitcher to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario fouled out to first
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier homered to left center
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike swinging, Nimmo tripled to deep right
    • A. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Cabrera homered to right center, Nimmo scored
    • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Ball, Bruce flied out to center
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Foul, Conforto lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)