Tyrone Taylor hit a go-ahead homer to spark a three-run eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers pulled away for a 9-2 victory over the host New York Yankees on Saturday after a long rain delay.
Taylor hit a 1-0 sinker from Jonathan Loaisiga (0-2) down the left field line for his sixth homer of the season. Taylor hit his 348-foot homer after being inserted late into Milwaukee’s lineup to replace Christian Yelich (lower back soreness).
The Brewers (79-62) produced five straight hits to open the eighth, including a pair of bloops. After Carlos Santana hit a single to right field that dropped in between Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres, Mark Canha hit a bloop single to center field for a 4-2 lead. Pinch hitter Victor Caratini padded the lead with a sacrifice fly.
William Contreras added a two-run single in the ninth. Caratini and Andruw Monasterio had bases-loaded walks for Milwaukee’s final runs.
The National League Central leaders moved four games ahead of the Chicago Cubs after waiting out a two-hour, 34-minute delay.
The Yankees (70-72) lost their third straight game following a five-game winning streak. Trying to avoid its first losing season since 1992, New York dropped two games under .500 and was held to four hits.
Willy Adames hit an RBI triple and scored on the play thanks to a throwing error by DJ LeMahieu in the fourth. Adames also made a miscue that allowed New York to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning.
Anthony Volpe hit an RBI single for New York’s first hit after Stanton reached on an error by Monasterio, and Everson Pereira later walked to load the bases with two outs. Oswald Peraza hit a grounder to Adames, but the shortstop made a soft toss to second and was unable to get the force, allowing a run to score to tie things at 2.
New York starter Michael King allowed two runs (one earned) and four hits in five innings. King tied a career high with nine strikeouts.
Milwaukee left-hander Wade Miley allowed two runs (one earned) and one hit in 3 2/3 innings. Joel Payamps (5-4) struck out rookie Jasson Dominguez with Aaron Judge on first to end the seventh.
–Field Level Media