Gerrit Cole struck out 11 in his first win since July 17, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer, his 49th of the year and the 200th for the Yankees, and New York beat the Yankees 3-2 on Friday. Oakland Athletics.
Cole (10-6) gave up one run on three hits over 7 1/3 innings to snap a six-start winless streak. In addition, he surpassed 10 wins in a season for the eighth time in his career and has 1,335 strikeouts since 2017, more than any other major league pitcher in that period.
The loss went to left-hander JP Sears (5-1), who faced his former team for the first time after joining Oakland in the Frankie Montas-Lou Trivino trade at the close of the transfer market.
Sears gave up all three of Judge’s home run runs and eight hits over six innings on the mound, with three strikeouts and four walks.
For the Yankees, the Venezuelans Gleyber Torres 5-1; Oswaldo Cabrera 4-3, with a run scored.
For the Athletics, Puerto Rican Vimael Machín 2-0. Dominican Dermis García 1-1, with an RBI.