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Giancarlo Stanton’s home run lifts Yankees to sweep of Athletics

The New York Yankees completed the three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 5-3 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Jameson Taillon started on the mound for New York and had another rocky outing, but was able to get through five innings. The right-hander surrendered three runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out six.

Lucas Luetge was the first one out of the bullpen and he tossed two perfect innings. Miguel Castro and Clay Holmes also had scoreless outings.

Oakland opened the scoring in the first inning and jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Stephen Piscotty plated a pair of runs with a double, and Elvis Andrus had a run-scoring single. The Yankees responded in the bottom of the frame as Aaron Judge crushed his Major-League-leading 29th home run of the season to make it a 3-2 game.

Giancarlo Stanton gave the Yankees a 5-3 lead in the third with a three-run home run, his 19th of the season. That ended up being the difference in the game.

DJ LeMahieu had a nice afternoon at the plate, collecting two of New York’s six hits

The Yankees will head to Houston for a makeup game against the Astros on Thursday night. The pitching matchup will feature Luis Severino vs. Luis Garcia. The first pitch is slated for 6:10 p.m.