Loaisiga dominates, Judge homers as Yankees top Phillies 4-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Dellin Betances stole the show from Jonathan Loaisiga with his Gary Sheffield impersonation at the plate - even as the rookie right-hander played stopper for the team with baseball's best record.

Loaisiga took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, Aaron Judge ripped his 20th homer and the New York Yankees snapped a three-game skid with a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.

All of which meant the Yankees could laugh about Betances' first career plate appearance. Batting with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth, Betances wiggled his bat like Sheffield as he took a strike from Yacksel Rios before missing on two mighty swings. That drew chuckles from his teammates in the bullpen.

''I liked to watch Gary and imitate his stance,'' Betances said. ''I was trying to do some damage. I took some good hacks. I got my money's worth.''

Betances said he hadn't swung a bat in 12 years.

''I was hoping and praying it wouldn't be my turn,'' he said. ''I saw the ball good. Playing catch with Aroldis Chapman helped me out.''

Judge and the rest of the Yankees enjoyed watching Betances trying to make contact.

''It was fun, a pretty cool moment,'' Judge said. ''I'm glad he didn't get hurt.''

Loaisiga (2-0) didn't allow a hit until Jorge Alfaro lined a single to right leading off the sixth. He struck out eight in 5 1/3 innings, throwing 86 pitches in his third start after jumping from Double-A to the majors.

''I felt good from the start, was aggressive and attacked the zone,'' Loaisiga said through a translator.

The Yankees, who were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend, haven't lost four in a row this season and own the best record in baseball (51-25).

''We just had to forget what happened in Tampa and get back on track,'' Judge said.

Making their first appearance at Citizens Bank Park since beating the Phillies in six games in the 2009 World Series, it felt like home for the Yankees. The sellout crowd of 44,136 was filled with fans cheering for the Bronx Bombers.

Philadelphia's Vince Velasquez (5-8) allowed two runs and three hits, striking out seven in six innings. He's given up three runs or fewer in 11 of 16 starts.

David Robertson struck out Rhys Hoskins and retired Odubel Herrera on a grounder to leave runners at second and third after replacing Loaisiga in the sixth. Hoskins didn't immediately run to first after the ball bounced a few feet away and appeared to exchange words with a fan after walking back out of the dugout.

''He was a little frustrated in that moment,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said of Hoskins. ''Rhys always says and does the right thing, supports his teammates.''

Robertson allowed Scott Kingery's RBI single in the seventh and gave way to Betances for three outs. Chapman got the last four outs for his 23rd save in 24 tries. He entered with two runners on in the eighth and Carlos Santana flied to deep left on Chapman's first pitch. The lefty surrendered a solo homer to Maikel Franco with two outs in the ninth.

Gleyber Torres had an RBI double in the first. Judge lined one out to left in the fifth to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a hard bouncer over drawn-in shortstop Kingery's head for a two-run single in the eighth, extending the lead to 4-1.

I-95 RIVALRY

The Yankees improved to 14-14 against the Phillies, leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers as the only team they have a losing record (6-7) against in the regular season. New York also defeated Philadelphia in the 1950 World Series.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: All-Star C Gary Sanchez was put on the 10-day disabled list because of a Grade 1 right groin strain. Manager Aaron Boone said Sanchez could miss up to four weeks.

Phillies: Right-handed reliever Edubray Ramos was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a right shoulder impingement.

UP NEXT

RHP Luis Severino (11-2, 2.24 ERA) goes for the Yankees and RHP Jake Arrieta (5-5, 3.42) takes the mound for the Phillies on Tuesday night. Severino has never faced Philadelphia. Arrieta is 3-1, 3.83 in seven career starts vs. New York.

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PHI41-35
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  • W: J. Loaisiga (2-0)L: V. Velasquez (5-8)S: A. Chapman (23)
  • HR: NYY - A. Judge (20), PHI - M. Franco (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Judge RF42211110.277.396.558.9548.5
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G. Stanton LF30220111.266.340.519.8594.5
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A. Romine C40000011.291.354.500.854-0.5
J. Loaisiga P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
N. Walker 1B20000020.190.267.266.533-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Hernandez 2B40000023.261.372.385.757-1.0
    R. Hoskins LF40000023.252.373.470.843-1.0
    O. Herrera CF30000122.302.357.500.8570.0
    C. Santana 1B21000202.224.359.437.7963.0
    N. Williams RF40000032.233.299.433.7330.5
    S. Kingery SS40110021.224.279.328.6063.0
    M. Franco 3B41111012.256.300.434.7335.5
    J. Alfaro C40100031.242.287.379.666-0.5
    V. Velasquez P10000000.231.231.231.4620.0
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    A. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    • a-walked for Velasquez in the 6th
    • b-walked for Rios in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Torres (8)
    • HR - A. Judge (20)
    • RBI - A. Judge (52), G. Stanton 2 (46), G. Torres (36)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (17)
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Franco (10)
    • RBI - S. Kingery (22), M. Franco (38)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco (12)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - N. Williams (2), S. Kingery (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Santana-Kingery)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Loaisiga (W, 2-0)5.11002801.931.2923.0
    D. Robertson (H, 13)1.11111303.471.071.5
    D. Betances (H, 12)1.00002102.831.031.5
    A. Chapman (S, 23)1.11110311.290.869.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Loaisiga (W, 2-0)5.1
    D. Robertson (H, 13)1.1
    D. Betances (H, 12)1.0
    A. Chapman (S, 23)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    V. Velasquez (L, 5-8)6.03224714.691.2710.5
    H. Neris1.00000205.791.464.0
    A. Morgan0.02221005.571.62-5.0
    Y. Rios1.01000104.351.502.5
    A. Davis1.01001202.702.102.0
    PITCHERSIP
    V. Velasquez (L, 5-8)6.0
    H. Neris1.0
    A. Morgan0.0
    Y. Rios1.0
    A. Davis1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Robertson
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Loaisiga 86-57, D. Robertson 24-14, D. Betances 24-11, A. Chapman 20-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Loaisiga 6-2, D. Robertson 1-0, D. Betances 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Loaisiga 19, D. Robertson 6, D. Betances 5, A. Chapman 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - V. Velasquez (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 96-64, H. Neris 13-7, A. Morgan 11-5, Y. Rios 10-8, A. Davis 20-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 4-6, H. Neris 1-0
    • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 24, H. Neris 3, A. Morgan 3, Y. Rios 4, A. Davis 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    B. Gardner CF41100101.259.350.381.7303.0
    A. Judge RF42211110.277.396.558.9548.5
    D. Gregorius SS30100212.260.332.473.8052.5
    G. Stanton LF30220111.266.340.519.8594.5
    M. Andujar 3B40000016.280.307.516.823-0.5
    G. Bird 1B21000111.186.293.384.6771.5
    D. Robertson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Betances P10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
    A. Chapman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    G. Torres 2B40110012.285.344.544.8882.5
    A. Romine C40000011.291.354.500.854-0.5
    J. Loaisiga P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
    N. Walker 1B20000020.190.267.266.533-1.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Hernandez 2B40000023.261.372.385.757-1.0
      R. Hoskins LF40000023.252.373.470.843-1.0
      O. Herrera CF30000122.302.357.500.8570.0
      C. Santana 1B21000202.224.359.437.7963.0
      N. Williams RF40000032.233.299.433.7330.5
      S. Kingery SS40110021.224.279.328.6063.0
      M. Franco 3B41111012.256.300.434.7335.5
      J. Alfaro C40100031.242.287.379.666-0.5
      V. Velasquez P10000000.231.231.231.4620.0
      a- A. Altherr PH00000100.179.300.318.6191.0
      H. Neris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      Y. Rios P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- J. Valentin PH00000100.216.286.351.6371.0
      A. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      Total30232151516-----
      • a-walked for Velasquez in the 6th
      • b-walked for Rios in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Torres (8)
      • HR - A. Judge (20)
      • RBI - A. Judge (52), G. Stanton 2 (46), G. Torres (36)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (17)
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Franco (10)
      • RBI - S. Kingery (22), M. Franco (38)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Franco (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Williams (2), S. Kingery (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Santana-Kingery)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Loaisiga (W, 2-0)5.11002801.931.2923.0
      D. Robertson (H, 13)1.11111303.471.071.5
      D. Betances (H, 12)1.00002102.831.031.5
      A. Chapman (S, 23)1.11110311.290.869.5
      Total9.03225151---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Loaisiga (W, 2-0)5.1
      D. Robertson (H, 13)1.1
      D. Betances (H, 12)1.0
      A. Chapman (S, 23)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      V. Velasquez (L, 5-8)6.03224714.691.2710.5
      H. Neris1.00000205.791.464.0
      A. Morgan0.02221005.571.62-5.0
      Y. Rios1.01000104.351.502.5
      A. Davis1.01001202.702.102.0
      Total9.07446121---
      PITCHERSIP
      V. Velasquez (L, 5-8)6.0
      H. Neris1.0
      A. Morgan0.0
      Y. Rios1.0
      A. Davis1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Robertson
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Loaisiga 86-57, D. Robertson 24-14, D. Betances 24-11, A. Chapman 20-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Loaisiga 6-2, D. Robertson 1-0, D. Betances 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Loaisiga 19, D. Robertson 6, D. Betances 5, A. Chapman 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - V. Velasquez (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 96-64, H. Neris 13-7, A. Morgan 11-5, Y. Rios 10-8, A. Davis 20-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 4-6, H. Neris 1-0
      • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 24, H. Neris 3, A. Morgan 3, Y. Rios 4, A. Davis 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Franco homered to left center42
      • 8TH INNING
        Stanton singled to left, Gardner and Judge scored, Gregorius to third, Stanton to second41
      • 7TH INNING
        Kingery singled to left, Santana scored21
      • 5TH INNING
        Judge homered to left20
      • 2ND INNING
        Torres doubled to right, Bird scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Austin Davis pitching
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Romine flied out to right
        • N. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
        • A. Judge: Judge singled to left center, Gardner to third
        • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Gregorius struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Chapman Pitching:
        • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
        • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Franco homered to left center
        • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Adam Morgan relieved Hector Neris
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gardner reached on an infield single to second
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked, Gardner to second
        • D. Gregorius: Gregorius reached on bunt single to pitcher, Gardner to third, Judge to second
        • Yacksel Rios relieved Adam Morgan
        • G. Stanton: Stanton singled to left, Gardner and Judge scored, Gregorius to third, Stanton to second
        • M. Andujar: Andujar popped out to shortstop
        • D. Betances: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Betances struck out swinging
        • G. Torres: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres lined out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Yacksel Rios
        • J. Valentin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valentin walked
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hoskins grounded out to third, Valentin to second
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Herrera walked
        • Aroldis Chapman relieved Dellin Betances
        • C. Santana: Santana flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Hector Neris pitching
        • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine grounded out to second
        • N. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Robertson Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana walked
        • N. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • S. Kingery: Kingery singled to left, Santana scored
        • M. Franco: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
        • Dellin Betances relieved David Robertson
        • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kingery stole second, Strike looking, Alfaro struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Stanton singled to center
        • M. Andujar: Andujar flied out to left
        • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Bird grounded into double play shortstop to first, Stanton out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
        • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Alfaro singled to right
        • Aaron Altherr hit for Vince Velasquez
        • A. Altherr: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Altherr walked, Alfaro to second
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to second, Alfaro to third, Altherr to second
        • Neil Walker at first base
        • David Robertson pitching
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
        • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Herrera grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • J. Loaisiga: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Loaisiga struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gardner grounded out to third
        • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Judge homered to left
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gregorius popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked
        • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams reached on fielder's choice to second, Santana out at second
        • S. Kingery: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul tip, Williams stole second
        • M. Franco: Strike looking, Franco grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • G. Bird: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Torres flied out to right
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
        • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Ball, Judge flied out to center
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gregorius walked
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • M. Andujar: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
        • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Franco grounded out to third
        • J. Alfaro: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
        • V. Velasquez: Foul, Strike swinging, Velasquez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bird walked
        • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bird to second on wild pitch, Torres doubled to right, Bird scored
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Romine lined out to center, Torres to third
        • J. Loaisiga: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Loaisiga struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Gardner grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
        • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Santana grounded out to second
        • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
        • S. Kingery: Kingery lined out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • V. Velasquez Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner flied out to left
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gregorius walked
        • G. Stanton: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton walked, Gregorius to second
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
        • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins fouled out to first
        • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)