Aaron Judge hit a go-ahead single in the tenth inning for his fourth hit of the game, and the New York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Saturday after cutting Aaron Hicks for $27.6 million from the outfielder’s contract. .
New York overcame a 4-1 deficit in a three-run fifth inning against Luke Weaver on Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s home run, Judge’s RBI double off the left-field wall and Anthony Rizzo’s RBI single.
Judge also hit a run-scoring single off the left-field fence in the third as part of a 4–4 afternoon with three RBIs.
He is hitting .378 with seven home runs, 18 RBIs and a 1.402 OPS in 11 games since returning from the disabled list on May 9.
Greg Allen, reacquired by the Yankees on Friday night, led off the 10th as an automatic runner at second.
Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with Aaron Judge (99) after hitting a two-run home run
He advanced on Gleyber Torres’ fly ball and scored on Judge’s single off Ian Gibaut (3-1).
Anthony Rizzo followed with a two-run home run, his second in two nights and his 24th at Great American Ball Park.
Clay Holmes (2-2) allowed a walk in the scoreless ninth, and Ryan Weber pitched the tenth to give the Yankees seven pitcher saves, the most of any major league team.
After the final out, Yankees manager Aaron Boone exchanged a handshake with Reds big penalized Pete Rose, who watched the game from a front row seat.
New York (28-20) has won five of six and 10 of 13, improving to a season-high eight games over .500.
Hicks was designated for assignment to make room for Allen, acquired in a trade with Boston on Friday.
Hicks, 33, was hitting .188 with one home run and five RBIs in 28 games this season. His seven-year, $70 million contract is guaranteed through 2025.
Luke Maile homered for the Reds (19-26), who have lost five of six.
The game drew 41,374 fans, Cincinnati’s second-largest home crowd and the team’s second-largest sellout this season. Many of them raucously cheered the Yankees.
Run-scoring singles by Jake Fraley in the first and Spencer Steer in the third and Luke Maile’s two-run homer in the fourth built a 4-1 lead against rookie Jhony Brito.
Judge hits a one-run single against the Cincinnati Reds in the tenth inning of Saturday’s game
PHILLIES 12, CUPS 3
Aaron Nola struck out 10 in seven good innings, Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a five-game skid with a 12-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Kody Clemens also went deep in Philadelphia’s six-run first inning, and Bryce Harper singled, doubled, walked twice and had an RBI for the defending NL champions.
The Phillies had scored a total of 11 runs in losing seven in a row to the Cubs before eclipsing that alone in Saturday’s outburst.
Kyle Schwarber (12) of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates after his grand slam against the Cubs
ASTROS 3, ATHLETICS 2
Houston manager Dusty Baker compared Yordan Alvarez to an NBA player with the ball in his hands and the game on the line after the slugger gave his team the win Saturday with a powerful swing.
Álvarez hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning to propel the Astros to a 3-2 win over the Oakland A’s to extend their season-long winning streak to six games.
The game was tied 2-2 with no outs in the eighth when Alvarez sent a pitch from Richard Lovelady (0-2) into the right-field seats for his team-leading 10th home run this season.
Yordan Alvarez of the Astros watches his home run against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth
ORIOLES 6, BLUE ARRAJAROS 5
Ryan Mountcastle scored the go-ahead run in the tenth inning when third baseman Matt Chapman’s throw hit him in the back on Austin Hays’s groundout, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Saturday to become the the second team to reach 30 wins.
Ryan O’Hearn went 3 for 5 and tied his career high with four RBIs, including a three-run homer in the eighth off Jordan Romano that tied the score at 5-5.
Cedric Mullins hit a solo homer and the Orioles (30-16) won for the eighth time in 11 games. Baltimore trails Tampa Bay (34-13) by 3 1/2 games in the AL East.
Ryan O’Hearn (32) of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates his three-run home run with Adam Frazier (12)
NATIONALS 5, TIGERS 2
Patrick Corbin won back-to-back starts for the first time since last summer and Lane Thomas hit a two-run single in the fifth inning that led the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday and ended a skid of four consecutive losses. .
Corbin (3-5) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings against the Tigers, the only major league team he had never faced.
He struck out three, reaching 1,500 for his career when he beat Jonathan Scoop in the sixth.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin throws during the fifth inning of the game
DIAMONDS 4, PIRATES 3
Pavin Smith hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
Smith’s third home run of the season came from Robert Stephenson and he helped the Diamondbacks overcome a 3-2 deficit after Pirates ace Mitch Keller was pulled after six solid innings.
Ketel Marte also homered for Arizona, which won for the sixth time in its last eight games.
Diamondbacks’ Pavin Smith rounds up #B with congratulations from coach Tony Perezchica
RAYS 8, BREWERS 4
Harold Ramirez, Yandy Diaz and Christian Bethancourt homered, and the major league-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Saturday.
Tampa Bay leads the majors with 90 home runs and 286 runs. The Rays have allowed 160 runs.
Zach Eflin (6-1) allowed three runs, four hits and struck out eight for the Rays (34-14), who improved to 21-3 at home this season. Ties the 1978 Boston Red Sox for the best home start in 24 games since 1901.
Harold Ramirez of the Rays celebrates his solo home run off Brewers starting pitcher Eric Lauer
MARLINS 1, GIANTS 0
Braxton Garrett and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and the Miami Marlins scored an unearned run in the eighth inning on Jon Berti’s single to beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Saturday.
Miami (24-22) improved to 15-2 in one-run games but has been outscored 211-159 this season.
The Marlins won for the fifth time in six games and snapped the Giants’ four-game winning streak.
Braxton Garrett of the Miami Marlins pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning
WHITE SOCKS 5, ROYALS 1
Jake Burger hit a three-run double in the sixth inning, helping Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Saturday.
Yoán Moncada had two RBIs as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games. Andrew Benintendi and Luis Robert Jr. each scored two runs.
Burger has hit safely in six games since returning from a strained left oblique, going 11 for 22 with three homers and nine RBIs. He came out again in this one, opening up a tight game.