NEW YORK — Aaron Judge joined Max Scherzer for his 47th major league home run, Andrew Benintendi had two runs and the New York Yankees beat the Mets for their first Subway Series victory this season.
The Yankees, in a historic 14-loss 18-game skid heading into this game in the Bronx, took a 3-0 lead on DJ LeMahieu’s first-inning sacrifice fly, judge’s home run off Scherzer (9 -3) in the third and doubled by Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Benintendi in the fifth.
Yankees rookie Oswaldo Cabrera misplayed a popup in the fifth, and the Mets’ Daniel Vogelbach followed with a two-run homer that made it 3-2.
Domingo Germán (2-2) allowed two runs – one earned – in 6.1 innings. Jonathan Loaisiga finished with four straight outs for his first save since Aug. 17 last year.
Scherzer (9-3) allowed four runs for the second straight start, dropping his ERA from 1.93 to 2.33 in both outings. He allowed seven hits in 6.2 innings.
CHICAGO – Albert Pujols hit career homer No. 693, Jordan Montgomery threw a hit and St. Louis won its best eighth in a row of the season.
Pujols started seventh with a left-center drive for his seventh home run in his last 10 games and No. 14 overall in his final major league season.
Chicago’s Drew Smyly (5-7) became the 449th pitcher to give up a homer to 42-year-old Pujols.
Montgomery (7-3) struck out seven and scored none in his first full career game, improving to 4-0 in four starts since being acquired on a trade on May 2 August with the New York Yankees.
PITTSBURGH — Jake Odorizzi struck out seven and Michael Harris II hit a two-run homer to lead Atlanta past Pittsburgh.
The Braves have won 12 of 14 to draw within three games of the New York Mets in eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
Odorizzi (5-5) allowed one run on four hits in six innings, striking out 14 of the last 15 batters he faced.
Harris hit the 13th homer of his rookie season into the left field bleachers on a curveball from Roansy Contreras (3-4).
Kenley Jansen struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 29th save.
MINNEAPOLIS — Adolis García homered and Corey Seager kicked off in the sixth inning as Texas beat Minnesota.
Twins star outfielder Byron Buxton came out in the seventh with right hip tightness.
AJ Alexy (1-0) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in relief to starter Cole Ragans. Brett Martin, José Leclerc and Matt Moore shut out the Twins all the way, with Moore making his third save of the season.
Sonny Gray (7-4) allowed two runs on five hits while stoking six. The Twins turned a triple play behind him in the fourth.
Texas took three of four in the weekend wrap series and are 5-3 since replacing Chris Woodward with interim manager Tony Beasley last week.
PHILADELPHIA – Noah Syndergaard threw seven solid innings to go undefeated with Philadelphia.
Nick Castellanos and Bryson Stott hit back-to-back home runs for the Phillies against Cincinnati’s Luis Cessa (3-2).
Syndergaard (8-8) allowed one run on three hits with one strikeout and two walks.
Philadelphia edged idle San Diego into the NL’s second wildcard spot.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Drew Waters drew a goal-laden walk to break an eighth-inning tie in his major league debut, propelling Kansas City past Chicago.
Joe Kelly (1-3), the seventh of eight pitchers for the White Sox, hit a pair of batters to start the inning. Ryan O’Hearn scored a single and Waters tied five pitches with one out to break a tie at 4.
White Sox starter Michael Kopech left the game after facing just four batters, without striking out any. Manager Tony La Russa says Kopech has a hamstring problem.
Amir Garrett (3-1) threw a scoreless eighth and Scott Barlow finished for his 20th save.
OAKLAND – Rookie Edward Cabrera went two hits over eight innings in another impressive start, Charles Leblanc topped Miami against Oakland.
Cabrera (4-1) struck out the last 14 batters in the longest outing of his career. He struck out seven and walked three in the 101-pitch performance.
Tanner Scott followed with one-hitter relief for his 18th save.
Leblanc connected in second against Adam Oller (2-6).
The A’s drew their second-lowest home crowd at 2,630.