NEW YORK: Aaron Judge endured a historically bad day, but the New York Yankees’ results on Monday were only half bad.
The Yankees split a doubleheader in Detroit, taking the opener from the Tigers 7-4 before falling 4-2 in the nightcap.
Judge struck out eight times overall -- a major league record for a doubleheader. He fanned five times in the second game and went 0-for-9 during the twinbill.
In the first game, New York’s Austin Romine hit a three-run homer during a sixth-run fourth. Luis Severino (9-1) limited the Tigers to two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out 10 and walking none in eight innings. Aroldis Chapman got the last out for his 14th save.
In the second game, Leonys Martin reached base three times and scored twice, Victor Martinez had two hits and an RBI and James McCann scored and knocked in a run for the Tigers. New York had its five-game winning streak snapped.
Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Crawford hit back-to-back home runs to ignite a seven-run fourth inning, sending San Francisco to a 10-3 victory over visiting Arizona.
Pablo Sandoval and Nick Hundley also homered for the Giants, who won their fifth straight while snapping the Diamondbacks’ winning streak at three.
After Derek Holland lasted only four innings, four Giants relievers combined for five innings of one-run ball. Pierce Johnson (3-2) got the win after going two shutout innings, striking out two.
San Diego pounded out nine extra-base hits, including four solo homers, to defeat visiting Atlanta 11-4.
The Angels rallied from down 5-2 in the fifth inning to win for the third time in four games. 9-6.