The Yankees walked off with a 4-3 win over the A's on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Saturday's game
1) Gary Sanchez provided the Yankees' early offense on Saturday. In the bottom of the second inning, he crushed his 31st home run of the season into the second deck in left field, giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fifth, Sanchez lifted his 32nd home run to right center, this time tying the game at 2-2.
2) Domingo German had a very pedestrian outing for the Yankees. He went 5.0 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and five strikeouts. At times, he seemed to be struggling with his confidence, as Aaron Boone seemed to come to the mound and give him a pep talk towards the end of his outing.
3) Jonathan Loaisiga pitched a clean sixth inning in relief of German, but Adam Ottavino ran into trouble in the seventh. The right-hander allowed a Robbie Grossman single, followed by a Matt Chapman double that gave the A's a 3-2 lead.
4) Another day, another potential injury for the Yankees. In the top of the eighth inning with two outs, Zack Britton threw a pitch and immediately signaled for Boone and the medical staff to come to the mound. Britton was pulled from the game, and showed a slight limped as he walked to the dugout. Later, the Yankees announced that Britton was pulled with right calf cramping and that no further tests were scheduled.
5) In the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Judge kept the Yankees' hopes for a win alive, slamming an opposite field monster home run off of Joakim Soria. The blast was Judge's 19th of the season. Then, in the bottom of the eleventh inning, DJ LeMahieu ended the game with a walk-off solo home run to right field, driving in his 90th run of the season.
DJ played Closing Time. pic.twitter.com/ia7fET49LQ- New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 31, 2019
We're gonna do a Gary 1-2. pic.twitter.com/XcWTIOfi3A- New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 31, 2019
The Yankees and Athletics will wrap their three-game series on Sunday in the Bronx at 1:05 p.m. Yankees LHP JA Happ (11-8 overall, 5.57 ERA) will face A's RHP Mike Fiers (13-3 overall, 3.40 ERA).