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Aaron Judge’s walk-off homer lifts Yankees over Astros in series finale

Through the first six innings on Sunday afternoon it looked as if the New York Yankees were going to drop their third straight game to the Houston Astros as they were trailing 3-0 and did not have a hit. Then, not only did they get a hit, they started to put runs on the board.

Giancarlo Stanton crushed a 436-foot home run into Monument Park in the seventh to break up the no-hitter. In the eighth, DJ LeMahieu launched a game-tying two-run shot into the left-field seats. Aaron Judge drilled a walk-off three-run home run into the Astros bullpen in the 10th, giving the Yankees a 6-3 victory at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees now have 10 walk-off wins this season, the most in Major League Baseball. They also have an MLB-best 22 comeback victories this season.

Nestor Cortes started on the mound for New York and permitted three runs over five innings while striking out seven. Miguel Castro tossed two shutout innings in relief, while Wandy Peralta, Clay Holmes, and Michael King had scoreless outings.

The Yankees will begin a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics on Monday night in the Bronx. Left-hander Jordan Montgomery will make his 15th start of the season.