NEW YORK -AP- Aaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBI, Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop and New York beat theMinnesota Twins 11-3 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
The game was briefly halted in the fifth inning when a foul ball down the third-base line off the bat of Todd Frazierstruck a young girl, who was carried out of the stands and taken to a hospital. The protective netting at Yankee Stadium ends at the home plate side of each dugout, and the team said in July it is "seriously exploring" extending the netting for 2018.
The Yankees, who have won 10 of 12, began the day three games behind AL East-leading Boston. They opened a seven-game advantage over the Twins for the top AL wild card with 10 games remaining.
Minnesota started 1 1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels for the league's last playoff berth. The Twins have lost five of six and were outscored 18-6 in the three-game series.
 
BALTIMORE -AP- Chris Sale struck out 13 to become the first AL pitcher in 18 years to reach the 300 mark, and the Boston Red Sox moved to the brink of clinching a playoff berth by beating the Baltimore Orioles9-0 on Wednesday night.
Sale (17-7) reached the milestone on his last pitch, a called third strike against Ryan Flaherty to end the eighth inning. The last AL pitcher to fan 300 batters in a season was Boston's Pedro Martinez in 1999, when he set a club record with 313.
Mookie Betts and Deven Marrero homered for the Red Sox, who reduced their magic number for reaching the postseason to one. If the Angels lost to Cleveland later Wednesday night, Boston would be assured no worse than a wild-card spot in the AL playoffs.
The Red Sox, of course, would prefer to enter as AL East champions. They hold a three-game lead over the second-place Yankees with 10 games left.
After winning two straight 11-inning games over the skidding Orioles, Boston jumped to a 6-0 lead in the fifth and coasted to its 11th win in 14 games.
 
 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NYM 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
MIA 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 X 9 12 1
 NYM  MIA
BATTERS AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Aoki CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .290
Reyes SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .244
Cabrera 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .276
Smith 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .212
Plawecki C 3 1 2 0 1 0 .250
Nimmo LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 .268
Evans 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .333
Taijeron RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .175
Montero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .080
a- d'Arnaud PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 .242
Flexen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
McGowan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
b- Cecchini PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Goeddel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Milone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
Totals 33 2 8 2 1 4 -
a-singled for R.Montero in 5th. b-flied out for K.McGowan in 8th.

BATTING

HR: Nimmo (4, 7th inning off Ureña, 0 on, 1 out)
TB: Nimmo 4; Plawecki 2; Evans 2; Reyes; d'Arnaud; Taijeron
RBI: d'Arnaud (48); Nimmo (17)
2-Out RBI: d'Arnaud
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aoki 2; Taijeron 2
GIDP: Nimmo
SAC: Montero
Team RISP: 1-for-4
Team LOB: 6
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Montero L (5-11) 4.0 7 5 5 2 2 5.30
Flexen 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 7.13
McGowan 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 4.15
Goeddel 0.1 4 4 4 0 0 5.14
Milone 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 7.63
Totals 8.0 12 9 9 5 4 -

PITCHING

Pitches-Strikes: Montero 78-51; Flexen 32-16; McGowan 19-10; Goeddel 12-8; Milone 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: Montero 11-1; Flexen 3-2; McGowan 0-2; Goeddel 2-2; Milone 2-1
Batters Faced: Montero 21; Flexen 8; McGowan 4; Goeddel 5; Milone 3
BATTERS AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Gordon 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 .308
Stanton RF 5 1 2 3 0 1 .279
Yelich CF 4 1 0 0 1 0 .283
Ozuna LF 4 1 3 2 1 0 .308
Bour 1B 3 1 1 2 2 0 .297
Anderson 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .271
Ellis C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .195
Rojas SS 4 2 2 1 0 0 .274
Ureña P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .109
c- Suzuki PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262
O'Grady P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 9 12 9 5 4 -
c-grounded out for J.Ureña in 8th.

BATTING

2B: Gordon (18, Montero)
HR: Stanton (56, 8th inning off Goeddel, 1 on, 1 out); Bour (23, 3rd inning off Montero, 1 on, 2 out); Ellis (5, 8th inning off Goeddel, 0 on, 0 out); Rojas (1, 8th inning off Goeddel, 0 on, 0 out)
TB: Stanton 5; Rojas 5; Ellis 4; Bour 4; Gordon 3; Ozuna 3; Anderson
RBI: Stanton 3 (120); Ozuna 2 (115); Bour 2 (71); Ellis (11); Rojas (19)
2-Out RBI: Ozuna 2; Bour 2; Stanton
Game-winning RBI: Ozuna
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rojas; Anderson
SAC: Ureña
Team RISP: 3-for-9
Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING

SB: Yelich (15, 2nd base off Montero/Plawecki)

FIELDING

Errors: Anderson (2)
DP: (Gordon-Rojas-Bour)
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Ureña W (14-6) 8.0 7 2 2 0 3 3.55
O'Grady 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 5.27
Totals 9.0 8 2 2 1 4 -

PITCHING

Pitches-Strikes: Ureña 107-68; O'Grady 22-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: Ureña 11-9; O'Grady 2-1
Batters Faced: Ureña 30; O'Grady 5
 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MIN 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
NYY 0 0 3 6 2 0 0 0 X 11 15 0
 MIN  NYY
BATTERS AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Dozier 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 .259
Adrianza 2B-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Mauer DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 .307
Polanco SS 3 0 1 2 0 0 .254
Goodrum PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .083
E Rosario LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .290
Gimenez LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217
Buxton CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 .252
Granite CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 .225
Kepler RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .241
Escobar 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .249
Vargas 1B 3 1 2 0 1 1 .257
Castro C 3 1 1 0 0 0 .234
Garver C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Totals 32 3 6 3 3 10 -

BATTING

TB: Vargas 2; Mauer; Castro; Dozier; Polanco
RBI: Polanco 2 (69); Mauer (66)
Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING

CS: Dozier (7, 2nd base by Severino/Sánchez)
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Colón L (4-6) 3.1 7 6 6 1 3 5.33
Duffey 0.2 3 3 3 0 1 4.97
Turley 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 11.34
Tonkin 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 4.96
Perkins 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 10.13
Curtiss 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 13.50
Totals 8.0 15 11 11 3 8 -

PITCHING

WP: Turley (2)
HBP: Gardner (by Turley)
Pitches-Strikes: Colón 63-44; Duffey 21-13; Turley 16-9; Tonkin 33-21; Perkins 14-8; Curtiss 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: Colón 5-5; Duffey 1-1; Turley 2-1; Tonkin 1-1; Perkins 2-2; Curtiss 1-1
Batters Faced: Colón 18; Duffey 5; Turley 5; Tonkin 7; Perkins 5; Curtiss 3
Inherited Runners-Scored: Duffey 2-2; Tonkin 3-1
BATTERS AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Gardner LF 3 1 2 1 0 1 .267
C Frazier PH-LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .242
Judge RF 3 1 1 3 1 1 .277
Austin RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
Sánchez C 4 2 3 2 0 0 .282
Romine PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Gregorius SS 4 1 1 3 0 2 .291
Torreyes PH-SS-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Castro 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .298
Wade PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .145
Holliday DH 5 1 1 0 0 2 .233
Ellsbury CF 4 2 3 0 1 0 .273
T Frazier 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .211
Andújar 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600
Bird 1B 4 2 3 1 0 0 .164
Totals 38 11 15 10 3 8 -

BATTING

2B: Ellsbury (19, Colón); Bird 2 (5, Colón)
3B: C Frazier (4, Perkins); Ellsbury (4, Colón)
HR: Judge (45, 3rd inning off Colón, 1 on, 1 out); Sánchez (32, 3rd inning off Colón, 0 on, 1 out); Gregorius (25, 4th inning off Duffey, 2 on, 2 out)
TB: Ellsbury 6; Sánchez 6; Bird 5; Gregorius 4; Judge 4; C Frazier 3; Gardner 2; Holliday
RBI: Gregorius 3 (84); Judge 3 (101); Sánchez 2 (88); Gardner (61); Bird (18)
SF: Judge
Team LOB: 8
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Severino 3.0 5 3 3 1 3 3.03
Shreve W (4-1) 3.0 0 0 0 1 3 3.71
Heller 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1.50
Germán 2.0 0 0 0 1 4 2.84
Totals 9.0 6 3 3 3 10 -

PITCHING

Pitches-Strikes: Severino 71-48; Shreve 33-21; Heller 20-11; Germán 31-21
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: Severino 3-4; Shreve 2-4; Heller 3-1; Germán 2-0
Batters Faced: Severino 14; Shreve 10; Heller 4; Germán 7
 
 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
TB 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 X 8 10 0
 
Chicago Cubs
BATTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Zobrist RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Martin RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286
Bryant 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .288
Rizzo 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .277
T Davis 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Contreras C 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .278
Rivera C 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .251
Almora Jr. CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .296
Báez 2B-SS 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .271
Schwarber LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .207
Russell SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .245
Freeman 2B-SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .133
Happ LF-2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .249
Jay DH 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 .286
Totals 29 1 5 1 4 8 13 -

BATTING

2B: Rivera (9, Whitley); Freeman (1, Stanek)
TB: Rivera 2; Jay 2; Freeman 2; Russell
RBI: Jay (30)
GIDP: Zobrist; Happ
SAC: Almora Jr.
Team LOB: 6

FIELDING

DP: 2 (Rizzo-Russell-Lester; Báez-Rizzo)
 
Tampa Bay Rays
BATTERS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kiermaier CF 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 .276
Souza Jr. RF 2 2 1 1 2 0 2 .238
Smith LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .267
Longoria 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .267
Morrison 1B 4 1 1 0 1 2 3 .241
Ramos C 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 .251
Casali C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Hechavarria SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .245
Puello DH 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .185
Miller 2B 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .194
Bourjos LF-RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .229
Totals 32 8 10 7 7 7 16 -

BATTING

HR: Souza Jr. (30, 1st inning off Lester, 0 on, 1 out)
TB: Souza Jr. 4; Ramos 3; Longoria 2; Bourjos; Morrison; Miller; Kiermaier
RBI: Ramos 2 (26); Longoria (82); Bourjos (12); Miller (33); Kiermaier (38); Souza Jr. (78)
GIDP: Morrison; Souza Jr.
Team LOB: 8

BASERUNNING

SB: Souza Jr. 2 (16, 2nd base off Lester/Contreras, 3rd base off Lester/Contreras); Hechavarria (3, 2nd base off Lester/Contreras)

FIELDING

DP: 2 (Hechavarria-Miller-Morrison; Hechavarria-Miller-Morrison)
 
Chicago Cubs
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester L (11-8) 4.1 8 7 7 3 0 1 4.56
Grimm 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.90
Wilson 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5.79
Maples 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 16.20
Peña 1.0 1 1 1 2 2 0 5.59
Totals 8.0 10 8 8 7 7 1 -

PITCHING

HBP: Longoria (by Lester)
Pitches-Strikes: Lester 86-47; Grimm 13-7; Wilson 28-15; Maples 17-10; Peña 27-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: Lester 10-5; Grimm 1-0; Wilson 0-2; Maples 1-0; Peña 2-0
Batters Faced: Lester 23; Grimm 2; Wilson 5; Maples 4; Peña 6
Inherited Runners-Scored: Grimm 2-1
 
Tampa Bay Rays
PITCHERS IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Snell W (4-6) 7.0 2 0 0 3 5 0 4.01
Stanek 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 6.88
Whitley 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.36
Totals 9.0 5 1 1 4 8 0 -

PITCHING

WP: Stanek (4)
Pitches-Strikes: Snell 100-61; Stanek 25-15; Whitley 17-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: Snell 8-3; Stanek 2-1; Whitley 1-1
Batters Faced: Snell 24; Stanek 6; Whitley 4