Sánchez slam lifts Yanks over Giants 6-4 for 10th win in 12

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Gary Sanchez spent the past few days tinkering at the plate trying to get his swing right after spending nearly two weeks recovering from a strained left calf. When he connected for one of the longest home runs of his career, Sanchez smacked his hands together emphatically, confident that he's getting close.

Sanchez hit his first career grand slam in a five-run fifth inning for his first hit since coming off the injured list, and New York beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Saturday for its 10th win in 12 games.

''The past couple games I've had, I've been off at the plate,'' Sanchez said through a translator. ''When you're able to connect like that, you're going to feel happy and show some emotions.''

Sanchez had been 0 for 9 with seven strikeouts since returning Wednesday. His batting average down to .220, he crushed a high sinker from Derek Holland (1-4). The ball left the bat 111 mph and traveled 467 feet into the left-field seats, nearly clearing the bleachers and giving New York a 6-0 lead. Sanchez has seven home runs and 15 RBIs.

''That's one that kind of sucks the life out of the building,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ''I have to walk down the steps and let out a yell because that fires you up, when you see one of our dudes really step on one. I enjoy that.''

Happ scored on Sanchez's home run after reaching base when he bunted into a forceout.

''I was at third base and I felt like he was going to maybe hit one foul through my chest at about 110 mph,'' Happ said.

Happ (1-2) had his best outing this season, allowing five hits in seven scoreless innings and mixing 37 changeups with 38 fastballs among 95 pitches. He ended a streak of seven straight starts in which he allowed a home run.

New York, despite 13 players on the injured list, improved to 5-1 on a nine-game trip and at 16-11 moved a season-high five games over .500.

Sanchez's slam was a sign that healthy help is finally on the way.

''When you get a chance to bring in four runs, it could be just 300 feet and I'll take it,'' Sanchez said. ''The last two swings I felt more confident. That's what you want. Now we have to try to keep that consistency going.''

Gio Urshela doubled twice and had three hits, and Cameron Maybin singled and scored in his second game with the Yankees. Luke Voit was hit by a pitch to extend his on-base streak to 38 games for the Yankees, the longest active streak in the majors.

San Francisco, which has lost six of nine, was shut out until the ninth, when Yangervis Solarte hit a three-run homer off Luis Cessa and Erik Kratz hit a solo drive. Aroldis Chapman struck out Pablo Sandoval on a checked swing for his fifth save in six chances.

Holland dropped to 1-8 against the Yankees, giving up six runs, six hits and three walks in five innings.

''This is on me,'' Holland said. ''The big thing is that I just lit one side of the plate more than I have in the past. The pitch to Sanchez, I looked at the video and it was in a good spot. Obviously he was waiting for it.''

DJ LeMahieu hit an RBI single in the third, and Voit was nicked on the right knee by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth.

CHASING TEX

Voit's streak of reach base is the second-longest by a Yankees player since the start of 2005. Three-time All-Star Mark Teixeira had a 42-game streak from June 6 to July 26, 2010.

HELPING HANDS

San Francisco left fielder Tyler Austin made a stellar throw in the eighth inning to get Gleyber Torres trying to stretch a leadoff double into a triple. The ball sailed over Austin and ricocheted off the wall before Austin made a perfect throw to third baseman Evan Longoria. The Giants lead the majors with 10 outfield assists.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: OF Clint Frazier (left ankle sprain) played catch on the field before the game. Manager Aaron Boone thinks Frazier could return within two weeks. ... CF Aaron Hicks (back strain) could take face pitching next week. ... Miguel Andujar (torn labrum in right shoulder) went 3 for 3 as a designated hitter in extended spring training. Andujar will have Sunday off then play third base in another extended spring training game Monday.

Giants: OF Steven Duggar was held out of the lineup after injuring his right wrist stumbling over the bullpen mound near right field a day earlier. He was scheduled to have X-rays late Saturday and will likely to sit out of Sunday's game also.

UP NEXT

Yankees RHP Domingo German (4-1, 1.75 ERA) faces the Giants for the first time in his career in the series finale Sunday. German already has more wins than he did over the previous two seasons combined. LHP Dereck Rodriguez (3-2) pitches for San Francisco in his second interleague start.

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  • W: J. Happ (1-2)L: D. Holland (1-4)S: A. Chapman (5)
  • HR: NYY - G. Sanchez (7), SF - E. Kratz (1), Y. Solarte (1)
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L. Voit 1B41010022.265.380.529.9102.0
G. Sanchez C41141020.231.310.654.9648.0
G. Torres SS40100020.255.283.425.7081.0
G. Urshela 3B40300000.327.387.491.8785.0
B. Gardner CF30000112.229.333.448.7810.5
C. Maybin RF21100200.333.500.333.8334.0
T. Estrada LF31100001.400.455.400.8552.0
M. Tauchman LF10000003.185.302.426.7280.0
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A. Chapman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Pillar CF40000001.183.210.344.5540.0
    T. Austin LF40100020.280.400.320.7200.0
    B. Belt 1B-RF41100002.227.333.489.8222.0
    B. Posey C40200000.247.311.383.6942.0
    E. Longoria 3B41000013.206.245.371.6160.5
    Y. Solarte 2B41231001.235.291.373.6639.0
    B. Crawford SS40100001.207.277.228.5051.0
    G. Parra RF30100002.208.287.286.5731.0
    T. Bergen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- E. Kratz PH11111000.167.286.375.6616.0
    D. Holland P10000001.111.111.111.2220.0
    b- J. Panik PH10000000.183.263.268.5300.0
    T. Gott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    P. Sandoval 1B20000020.300.300.625.925-1.0
    • a-homered for Bergen in the 9th
    • b-grounded out for Holland in the 5th
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Torres (6), G. Urshela 2 (6)
    • HR - G. Sanchez (7)
    • SH - J. Happ
    • RBI - D. LeMahieu (15), L. Voit (23), G. Sanchez 4 (15)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit, B. Gardner 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - Y. Solarte, E. Kratz
    • RBI - Y. Solarte 3 (7), E. Kratz (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Kratz (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt 2 (2), B. Crawford, G. Parra 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - D. LeMahieu (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - T. Austin
    • DP - 2 (Crawford-Solarte-Belt; Crawford-Solarte-Sandoval)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Happ (W, 1-2)7.05000204.681.2627.0
    L. Cessa1.24440224.151.46-4.0
    A. Chapman (S, 5)0.10000102.381.067.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Happ (W, 1-2)7.0
    L. Cessa1.2
    A. Chapman (S, 5)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Holland (L, 1-4)5.06663615.341.31-2.0
    T. Gott2.00000101.800.676.5
    T. Bergen2.02002105.401.442.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Holland (L, 1-4)5.0
    T. Gott2.0
    T. Bergen2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 95-63, L. Cessa 29-23, A. Chapman 4-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 6-13, L. Cessa 2-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Happ 26, L. Cessa 9, A. Chapman
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. Holland (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 82-50, T. Gott 21-14, T. Bergen 35-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 6-2, T. Gott 3-2, T. Bergen 2-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Holland 24, T. Gott 6, T. Bergen 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    D. LeMahieu 2B31110200.306.360.429.7897.0
    L. Voit 1B41010022.265.380.529.9102.0
    G. Sanchez C41141020.231.310.654.9648.0
    G. Torres SS40100020.255.283.425.7081.0
    G. Urshela 3B40300000.327.387.491.8785.0
    B. Gardner CF30000112.229.333.448.7810.5
    C. Maybin RF21100200.333.500.333.8334.0
    T. Estrada LF31100001.400.455.400.8552.0
    M. Tauchman LF10000003.185.302.426.7280.0
    J. Happ P21000002.000.000.000.0001.0
    L. Cessa P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    A. Chapman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Pillar CF40000001.183.210.344.5540.0
      T. Austin LF40100020.280.400.320.7200.0
      B. Belt 1B-RF41100002.227.333.489.8222.0
      B. Posey C40200000.247.311.383.6942.0
      E. Longoria 3B41000013.206.245.371.6160.5
      Y. Solarte 2B41231001.235.291.373.6639.0
      B. Crawford SS40100001.207.277.228.5051.0
      G. Parra RF30100002.208.287.286.5731.0
      T. Bergen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- E. Kratz PH11111000.167.286.375.6616.0
      D. Holland P10000001.111.111.111.2220.0
      b- J. Panik PH10000000.183.263.268.5300.0
      T. Gott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      P. Sandoval 1B20000020.300.300.625.925-1.0
      Total3649420511-----
      • a-homered for Bergen in the 9th
      • b-grounded out for Holland in the 5th
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Torres (6), G. Urshela 2 (6)
      • HR - G. Sanchez (7)
      • SH - J. Happ
      • RBI - D. LeMahieu (15), L. Voit (23), G. Sanchez 4 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit, B. Gardner 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - Y. Solarte, E. Kratz
      • RBI - Y. Solarte 3 (7), E. Kratz (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Kratz (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt 2 (2), B. Crawford, G. Parra 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. LeMahieu (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - T. Austin
      • DP - 2 (Crawford-Solarte-Belt; Crawford-Solarte-Sandoval)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (W, 1-2)7.05000204.681.2627.0
      L. Cessa1.24440224.151.46-4.0
      A. Chapman (S, 5)0.10000102.381.067.5
      Total9.0944052---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (W, 1-2)7.0
      L. Cessa1.2
      A. Chapman (S, 5)0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Holland (L, 1-4)5.06663615.341.31-2.0
      T. Gott2.00000101.800.676.5
      T. Bergen2.02002105.401.442.5
      Total9.0866581---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Holland (L, 1-4)5.0
      T. Gott2.0
      T. Bergen2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 95-63, L. Cessa 29-23, A. Chapman 4-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 6-13, L. Cessa 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 26, L. Cessa 9, A. Chapman
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Holland (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 82-50, T. Gott 21-14, T. Bergen 35-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 6-2, T. Gott 3-2, T. Bergen 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Holland 24, T. Gott 6, T. Bergen 8
      • 9TH INNING
        Kratz homered to left center64
        Solarte homered to right, Belt and Longoria scored63
      • 5TH INNING
        Sanchez homered to left center, Happ, LeMahieu and Voit scored60
        Voit hit by pitch, Estrada scored, Happ to third, LeMahieu to second20
      • 3RD INNING
        LeMahieu reached on an infield single to shortstop, Maybin scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • T. Bergen Pitching:
        • L. Cessa: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cessa struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu lined out to shortstop
        • L. Voit: Ball, Voit grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Cessa Pitching:
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt singled to deep right
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Strike looking, Posey singled to center, Belt to second
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Belt to third, Posey out at second
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Solarte homered to right, Belt and Longoria scored
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Crawford lined out to left
        • Erik Kratz hit for Travis Bergen
        • E. Kratz: Ball, Strike looking, Kratz homered to left center
        • Aroldis Chapman relieved Luis Cessa
        • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Mike Tauchman in left field
        • Pablo Sandoval at first base
        • Travis Bergen pitching
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Torres doubled to deep left, Torres out at third
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Urshela doubled to deep right
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maybin walked, Urshela to third, Gardner to second
        • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Tauchman grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Maybin out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Luis Cessa relieved J.A. Happ
        • P. Sandoval: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to third
        • T. Austin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Gott Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Voit: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Voit struck out looking
        • G. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Sanchez flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Posey singled to center
        • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Solarte lined out to center
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford singled to center, Posey to second
        • G. Parra: Parra lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Trevor Gott pitching
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Maybin fouled out to catcher
        • T. Estrada: Foul, Ball, Estrada grounded out to third
        • J. Happ: Ball, Happ grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Pillar popped out to first
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Belt lined out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Maybin reached on an infield single to second
        • T. Estrada: Pickoff attempt, Estrada singled to right, Maybin to second
        • J. Happ: Happ reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Maybin out at third, Estrada to second
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked, Estrada to third, Happ to second
        • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Voit hit by pitch, Estrada scored, Happ to third, LeMahieu to second
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sanchez homered to left center, Happ, LeMahieu and Voit scored
        • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Torres struck out looking
        • G. Urshela: Ball, Foul, Urshela singled to left
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Gardner struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 5th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Crawford grounded out to second
        • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Parra grounded out to second
        • Joe Panik hit for Derek Holland
        • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • G. Torres: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Torres struck out on foul tip
        • G. Urshela: Urshela doubled to left center
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Posey flied out to center
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria flied out to deep center
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Solarte popped out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Maybin walked
        • T. Estrada: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Estrada flied out to deep right
        • J. Happ: Happ hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Maybin to second
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu reached on an infield single to shortstop, Maybin scored
        • L. Voit: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu stole second, Strike looking, Voit struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • G. Parra: Parra singled to left
        • D. Holland: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holland reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Parra out at second
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pillar popped out to second
        • T. Austin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Austin singled to left, Holland to second
        • B. Belt: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Belt grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Torres grounded out to third
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Urshela flied out to right
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • B. Posey: Strike looking, Posey flied out to deep center
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria lined out to second
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Solarte singled to left
        • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Crawford reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Solarte out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Holland Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
        • L. Voit: Ball, Voit grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, LeMahieu out at second
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Pillar flied out to deep center
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Austin flied out to deep right
        • B. Belt: Belt fouled out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)