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The New York Yankees finally seem to have come out of their torpor Monday at Yankee Stadium, after winning back-to-back games for the first time in just over three weeks by defeating the New York Mets. York 4-2.
The Bronx Bombers, who were enjoying a stellar season heading into August, hadn't tasted victory back to back since the 30 July.
Despite these failures, they are still comfortably at the top of the East Division of the American, with a record of 75-48.
In the duel of the day, the starting pitcher of the crowd favorites, Domingo German (2-2), did a colossal job on the mound. His only misstep came in the seventh inning, when he allowed a two-run homer to Daniel Vogelbach. He was also retired after this strike, he who worked for six and two-thirds innings, allowing only four hits and two runs, only one of which was earned. He also made four opponents bite the dust.
Offensively, Andrew Benintendi was the most opportunistic for the winners. His double and single, respectively in the fifth and seventh innings, allowed Isiah Kiner-Falefa to complete his lap of the trails each time.
Aaron Judge also homered, his 47th of the season, solo, while DJ LeMahieu produced his other point, on a sacrifice fly.
The two Big Apple teams will end their short two-game series on Tuesday .
Chasing teams tread water
In the race for teams drafted for the playoffs in the American, the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox have not been able to close their gap with the teams that currently hold a ticket for the after-prom. -season.
In the afternoon, in Kansas City, the formation of Illinois had to admit defeat in front of the Royals, who were opportunistic, scoring six hits and producing as many points in a 6-4 win. The number six seemed fashionable for the winners, who also got as many free passes, including twice with the bases loaded, which allowed them to add a point.
In the evening at Target Field, the Twins were never able to find their rhythm offensively, scoring just one point in a 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers.
The Twins (62-58) and the White Sox (62-60) can however rejoice since in addition to fighting for a draft team spot, they can hope to join the Cleveland Guardians (64-56) atop the Central Division and secure their ticket to the playoffs that way.