Mike Ford didn't start the game, but contributed in a big way with a home run and a double, as the Yankees took the final game of their series against the Dodgers, 5-1. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Sunday's game
1) Ford came in in the third inning to replace Didi Gregorius, who left the game after being hit by a pitch. Ford took advantage of the opportunity, extending the Yankee lead to 3-1 in the sixth inning with a home run to right. The New Jersey native and Princeton product now has six home runs in 31 games this season. He also added an RBI double in the eighth to make it a 4-1 Yankee lead.
2) Despite missing nearly all of June, Domingo German leads all pitchers in baseball with 17 wins, thanks to another strong performance on Sunday. The right-hander fired six innings, allowing just one run on five hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. German is 8-1 in 10 starts since returning from the injured list on July 3.
3) DJ LeMahieu got the game started with a bang, lining a leadoff home run to left-center field to give the Yankees an early 1-0 lead. The home run was the Yankees' 59th of August, the most one team has ever hit in a single calendar month.
4) After Joc Pederson homered to tie the game in the bottom of the first, Aaron Judge added a home run of his own to give the Yankees the lead once again. Judge is beginning to heat up, homering in all three games of the weekend series against the Dodgers. The right-handed slugger now has 16 home runs on the season.
5) The Yankees bullpen locked down the game late, with Adam Ottavino, Tommy Kahnle, Zach Britton and Aroldis Chapman combining for three scoreless innings to seal the victory.
The Yankees will continue their West Coast road trip, and start a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners on Monday at 10:10 p.m. As of Sunday night, neither team had announced a starting pitcher for Monday's contest.