NEW YORK (AP) – Aaron Judge leveled the score in the eighth inning with his second home run of the game, and the New York Yankees later took advantage of a Javier Baez error to beat the New York Mets 8-7 on Saturday night. the same city.
The meeting was held after an emotional ceremony for the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The Yankees snapped a seven-game losing streak. They had lost 11 of 13 games after stringing together 13 wins that placed them as leaders in the fight for the first wild-card berth in the American League.
They are now tied with the Toronto Blue Jays in the competition for the second wild-card. The Blue Jays swept a doubleheader Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Mets followed five games behind the Atlanta Braves, the leader of the NL East. The Braves lost to the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
In the contest for the final wild card, the Mets are four games behind the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres.
The Yankees took a 5-0 lead shortly after the pregame tribute. Then they allowed the lead to slip away. James McCann hit a two-run homer that put the Mets up 6-5 in the sixth.
The Mets added a run off Clay Holmes (7-3), before Judge tied his two-round drive off Trevor May (7-3). The ball stayed in the air for nearly seven seconds before landing on the other side of the left-field fence in the eighth inning with no outs.
Five batters later, reliever Aaron Loup caused pinch-hitter Luke Voit to hit a grounder that seemed ideal for a double play. Puerto Rican Báez missed his shot from intermediate, sending the ball into the local dugout.
Andrew Velázquez scored 8-7.
For the Yankees, Venezuelan Gleyber Torres 4-2 with a run scored. The Colombian Gio Urshela 3-0.
For the Mets, Jonathan Villar 5-0. Puerto Ricans Francisco Lindor 4-0, Baez 4-2 with three runs scored and one RBI. Venezuelan Luis Guillorme 1-0.