Stanton 4 for 4 with HR, Severino pitches Yanks past A's 6-2

NEW YORK (AP) Once the rain subsided, Giancarlo Stanton provided plenty of thunder.

Stanton went 4 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs , sending Luis Severino and the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics after a long weather delay Sunday.

Severino (6-1) struck out seven in six gritty innings , and New York won for the 19th time in 22 games to remain tied with rival Boston for the best record in the majors at 28-12.

''Up and down the lineup, we can hurt you a lot of different ways,'' leadoff hitter Brett Gardner said as the Yankees packed their bags for a train ride to Washington. ''It seems like a different guy every day. Today it was big G coming through.''

Aaron Hicks drove in two runs, Aaron Judge extended his RBI streak to seven games and New York took two of three from Oakland to win its seventh consecutive series.

After a 7-2 homestand, the Yankees play 19 of their next 25 on the road.

''I'm really excited where we're at, but it's a long, long way to go,'' rookie manager Aaron Boone said.

Jed Lowrie had an RBI single and Mark Canha homered late for the A's, who lost five of six during a difficult stretch against the Astros and Yankees - last year's AL Championship Series participants. Things don't get much easier, with three games in Boston and four at Toronto to follow.

The start was delayed for 2 hours, 45 minutes, leaving most Yankee Stadium seats empty in a Mother's Day crowd announced at 40,538. Both teams wore pink caps and other gear to support Major League Baseball's breast cancer awareness initiative.

Gardner's infield single, Judge's pop-fly double and a walk to slumping Didi Gregorius loaded the bases against Brett Anderson (0-2) with nobody out in the first. Stanton smacked a two-run single up the middle, and Hicks added an RBI single two outs later.

In the fifth, Stanton launched an opposite-field shot into the Yankees' bullpen in right-center. He joined Judge, Gregorius and Gary Sanchez to give New York four players with at least 10 home runs just 40 games into a season for the first time in franchise history.

Before this year, not even three Yankees hitters had ever done it. The previous big league team to accomplish the feat was the 2003 Texas Rangers (Juan Gonzalez, Carl Everett, Alex Rodriguez and Rafael Palmeiro).

''If I make some pitches to Stanton, it's a different ballgame,'' Anderson said. ''I just made some horrendous pitches to him. Fastballs out over the plate, what he's looking for, and fed right into his game.''

Stanton raised his batting average 20 points to .252 and has hit eight of his home runs in five games started by Severino. The slugger also singled in the third and doubled in the seventh to leave him with 999 hits - including 499 for extra bases.

''I didn't know that. I'll have to get that ball,'' said Stanton, wearing a pink Yankees workout shirt when informed of his upcoming milestone. ''Hopefully in Washington.''

Judge singled home a run in the eighth for his 14th RBI in the last seven games.

Severino had a few close calls but allowed only one run and five hits. He lowered his ERA to 2.14 and tied Cleveland ace Corey Kluber for the AL lead with six wins.

''Talk about grinding through it,'' Boone said. ''Proud of his effort on not necessarily his best day. That's why he's become a really special pitcher.''

Chad Green, Dellin Betances and Chasen Shreve finished up for the Yankees. Betances reached behind his back to make a nifty grab of a comebacker.

''I guess it's a makeup for all the bad plays I've made,'' he said with a smile.

TOUGH OPPONENT

Anderson fell to 0-6 with a 6.86 ERA in eight starts against the Yankees, his most losses versus any team. ''Took a while to get loose and get my pitches going,'' he said.

THINKING OF YOU

During a pregame ceremony behind home plate, the Yankees donated $10,000 to the ALS Therapy Development Institute in memory of Gretchen Piscotty, the mother of A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty. Boone and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin posed for photos while holding an oversized check. Gretchen Piscotty died May 6 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. There was a moment of silence for her before the first pitch, with her picture shown on the giant video board.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: Trevor Cahill (right elbow impingement) threw off a mound, simulating two innings, but Melvin didn't sound so sure the right-hander will be ready to come off the 10-day disabled list when eligible Wednesday. ... Piscotty, on the bereavement list, plans to rejoin the team Tuesday in Boston, according to Melvin.

Yankees: Betances pitched with a bloody ring finger after cutting it on his thumbnail. A trainer came out to dry the finger, and Betances said he'll be fine. ''I've just got to cut my thumbnail short and then it won't happen again,'' he said.

UP NEXT

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea (4-4, 2.11 ERA) starts Monday night in Boston against RHP Rick Porcello (5-0, 2.79). Manaea threw a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts at home against the Red Sox last month.

Yankees: Begin an eight-game trip Tuesday night against Bryce Harper and the Nationals. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 4.66 ERA), unbeaten in his last four starts, faces Washington LHP Gio Gonzalez (4-2, 2.22).

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  • W: L. Severino (6-1)L: B. Anderson (0-2)
  • HR: OAK - M. Canha (6), NYY - G. Stanton (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS50200001.275.328.386.7142.0
M. Joyce LF30000113.190.348.343.6910.5
a- J. Smolinski PH10000002.118.167.206.3730.0
J. Lowrie 2B40210021.340.394.579.9732.0
K. Davis DH30000124.210.288.471.7590.0
M. Olson 1B40000032.227.314.362.676-1.5
M. Chapman 3B40100020.221.319.428.7470.0
M. Canha RF41111002.283.340.533.8736.0
J. Lucroy C41200010.295.362.390.7532.5
D. Fowler CF20000101.091.167.091.2581.0
b- C. Pinder PH10000011.270.324.476.800-0.5
  • a-fouled out for Joyce in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Fowler in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF51200013.227.353.298.6502.5
A. Judge RF42210111.311.440.6011.0426.5
D. Gregorius SS41000102.260.349.548.8972.0
G. Stanton DH41431000.252.339.516.85512.0
G. Sanchez C20000203.206.309.496.8052.0
A. Hicks CF40120014.215.327.376.7044.5
T. Austin 1B40000023.222.292.481.774-1.0
M. Andujar 3B41200000.282.296.458.7545.0
R. Torreyes 2B40100012.340.352.434.7861.5
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Canha (6)
    • RBI - J. Lowrie (36), M. Canha (16)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie (16)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Judge (10), G. Stanton (9), R. Torreyes (5)
    • HR - G. Stanton (10)
    • RBI - A. Judge (35), G. Stanton 3 (26), A. Hicks 2 (15)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (15), G. Stanton (9), A. Hicks (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Hicks (5), M. Andujar
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Semien-Lowrie-Olson)
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Judge (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Anderson (L, 0-2)5.08442418.162.02-2.0
    S. Casilla2.02112202.500.892.0
    W. Font1.021100012.382.060.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Anderson (L, 0-2)5.0
    S. Casilla2.0
    W. Font1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Severino (W, 6-1)6.05112702.140.9023.5
    C. Green (H, 5)1.00000102.450.953.5
    D. Betances1.00001205.001.333.0
    C. Shreve1.03110213.521.370.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Severino (W, 6-1)6.0
    C. Green (H, 5)1.0
    D. Betances1.0
    C. Shreve1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - B. Anderson (2), W. Font
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 97-55, S. Casilla 44-27, W. Font 22-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 9-1, S. Casilla 1-3, W. Font 1-2
    • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 24, S. Casilla 10, W. Font 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 106-70, C. Green 14-10, D. Betances 15-9, C. Shreve 26-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 3-8, D. Betances 1-0
    • Batters Faced - L. Severino 25, C. Green 3, D. Betances 4, C. Shreve 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    OAK19-21
    000010001280
    NYY28-12
    30001011X6121
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS50200001.275.328.386.7142.0
    M. Joyce LF30000113.190.348.343.6910.5
    a- J. Smolinski PH10000002.118.167.206.3730.0
    J. Lowrie 2B40210021.340.394.579.9732.0
    K. Davis DH30000124.210.288.471.7590.0
    M. Olson 1B40000032.227.314.362.676-1.5
    M. Chapman 3B40100020.221.319.428.7470.0
    M. Canha RF41111002.283.340.533.8736.0
    J. Lucroy C41200010.295.362.390.7532.5
    D. Fowler CF20000101.091.167.091.2581.0
    b- C. Pinder PH10000011.270.324.476.800-0.5
    Total35282131217-----
    • a-fouled out for Joyce in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Fowler in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF51200013.227.353.298.6502.5
    A. Judge RF42210111.311.440.6011.0426.5
    D. Gregorius SS41000102.260.349.548.8972.0
    G. Stanton DH41431000.252.339.516.85512.0
    G. Sanchez C20000203.206.309.496.8052.0
    A. Hicks CF40120014.215.327.376.7044.5
    T. Austin 1B40000023.222.292.481.774-1.0
    M. Andujar 3B41200000.282.296.458.7545.0
    R. Torreyes 2B40100012.340.352.434.7861.5
    Total35612614618-----
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Canha (6)
      • RBI - J. Lowrie (36), M. Canha (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie (16)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Judge (10), G. Stanton (9), R. Torreyes (5)
      • HR - G. Stanton (10)
      • RBI - A. Judge (35), G. Stanton 3 (26), A. Hicks 2 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (15), G. Stanton (9), A. Hicks (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Hicks (5), M. Andujar
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Semien-Lowrie-Olson)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Judge (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson (L, 0-2)5.08442418.162.02-2.0
      S. Casilla2.02112202.500.892.0
      W. Font1.021100012.382.060.0
      Total8.01266461---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson (L, 0-2)5.0
      S. Casilla2.0
      W. Font1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (W, 6-1)6.05112702.140.9023.5
      C. Green (H, 5)1.00000102.450.953.5
      D. Betances1.00001205.001.333.0
      C. Shreve1.03110213.521.370.0
      Total9.08223121---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (W, 6-1)6.0
      C. Green (H, 5)1.0
      D. Betances1.0
      C. Shreve1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Anderson (2), W. Font
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 97-55, S. Casilla 44-27, W. Font 22-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 9-1, S. Casilla 1-3, W. Font 1-2
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 24, S. Casilla 10, W. Font 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 106-70, C. Green 14-10, D. Betances 15-9, C. Shreve 26-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 3-8, D. Betances 1-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 25, C. Green 3, D. Betances 4, C. Shreve 6
      • 9TH INNING
        Canha homered to right center26
      • 8TH INNING
        Judge singled to right, Andujar scored16
      • 7TH INNING
        Hicks reached on fielder's choice to third, Judge scored, Stanton to third, Sanchez out at second15
      • 5TH INNING
        Stanton homered to right center14
        Lowrie singled to right center, Lucroy scored, Semien to third on right fielder Judge fielding error13
      • 1ST INNING
        Hicks singled to center, Gregorius scored03
        Stanton singled to center, Gardner and Judge scored, Gregorius to second02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Chasen Shreve relieved Dellin Betances
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Canha homered to right center
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Chad Pinder hit for Dustin Fowler
        • C. Pinder: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien reached on an infield single to shortstop, Lucroy to second
        • Jake Smolinski hit for Matt Joyce
        • J. Smolinski: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Smolinski fouled out to catcher
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dellin Betances relieved Chad Green
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike looking, Joyce grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Lowrie: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
        • M. Olson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Wilmer Font relieved Santiago Casilla
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andujar singled to left
        • R. Torreyes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Torreyes popped out to first
        • B. Gardner: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Gardner flied out to left
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Andujar to second on wild pitch, Judge singled to right, Andujar scored
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gregorius grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Judge out at second
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Chad Green relieved Luis Severino
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Fowler flied out to left
        • M. Semien: Ball, Semien lined out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Casilla Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Judge walked
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gregorius flied out to shallow left
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Stanton doubled to shallow left, Judge to third
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hicks reached on fielder's choice to third, Judge scored, Stanton to third, Sanchez out at second
        • T. Austin: Ball, Hicks stole second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Olson flied out to left
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Chapman grounded out to second
        • M. Canha: Canha flied out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Santiago Casilla relieved Brett Anderson
        • T. Austin: Austin flied out to right
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Andujar reached on an infield single to first
        • R. Torreyes: Foul, Ball, Andujar stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Torreyes flied out to right
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Lucroy singled to center
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Fowler flied out to shallow left
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien singled to left, Lucroy to second
        • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Joyce struck out looking
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie singled to right center, Lucroy scored, Semien to third on right fielder Judge fielding error
        • K. Davis: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to second
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Stanton homered to right center
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lowrie singled to right center
        • K. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Chapman reached on an infield single to second, Lowrie to second
        • M. Canha: Canha lined out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • T. Austin: Ball, Austin grounded out to third
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Ball, Andujar grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Torreyes: Foul, Foul, Ball, Torreyes doubled to deep right
        • B. Gardner: Foul, Gardner grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to third
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Semien popped out to third
        • M. Joyce: Joyce lined out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gregorius grounded out to first
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Stanton singled to center
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Stanton to second on wild pitch, Sanchez grounded out to third, Stanton to third
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Olson struck out looking
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Canha flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Andujar flied out to deep right
        • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Torreyes struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner singled to center
        • A. Judge: Ball, Judge grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Semien grounded out to third
        • M. Joyce: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gardner reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Judge: Ball, Judge doubled to deep right, Gardner to third
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gregorius walked
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Stanton singled to center, Gardner and Judge scored, Gregorius to second
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Sanchez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gregorius to third, Stanton out at second
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hicks singled to center, Gregorius scored
        • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)