Giancarlo Stanton hits two home runs as Yankees beat Cubs

Giancarlo Stanton hit a sweeping home run in the first inning and added a two-run drive after a video replay in the fifth inning to lead the New York Yankees to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Josh Donaldson hit his 10th homer and Harrison Bader added a two-run double as the Yankees avoided their third four-game losing streak this season.

After being held to a pair of singles in the series opener Friday, the Yankees dropped to 14-16 since Aaron Judge tore a toe ligament on June 3.

Gerrit Cole (9-2) gave up a two-run homer to former Yankees Mike Tauchman, the last batter he faced, and gave up three runs and five hits in 7 1/3 innings. He is 8-0 this season following a loss to New York.

Struggling since his June 2 reappearance after a nearly two-month absence with a hamstring injury, Stanton hit a 447-foot home run off Drew Smyly (7-6) that bounced off the third-story facade. from left field to put New York ahead 1-0.

For the Yankees, Venezuelan Gleyber Torres 3-2 with two runs scored. The Mexican José Treviño 3-0.

For the Cubs, the Dominican Christopher Morel 2-0. Brazilian Yan Gomes 4-1.

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