The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge was happy with his first multihit game in nearly two weeks, but it was a defensive gem by teammate Brett Gardner that had the right fielder buzzing.

In a game with a postseason feel, Judge broke out of his slump with two hits and two runs, Gardner made a game-saving catch in center and the New York Yankees rebounded from their worst home loss of the year with a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.

With one out in the eighth inning and Tyler Naquin on second in a one-run game, Francisco Lindor hit a 374-foot drive off Zack Britton to deep right-center field. Gardner raced back, made the grab and held onto the ball as he ran into the fence in front of the Yankees’ bullpen.

“Ten out of 10 times I know he’s going to make that play,” Judge said. “Where he was positioned, the jump he got and from my view how he was tracking it down — I know he had a good bead on it, and he saved the game for us.”

Masahiro Tanaka pitched effectively into the seventh and New York (82-42) clinched its 27th consecutive winning record since 1993, the second-longest streak in major league history behind the Yankees’ run of 39 seasons from 1926-64.

Also Friday:

Dodgers 8, Braves 3: ATLANTA — Cody Bellinger hit his 41st home run, Max Muncy and Justin Turner connected against reliever Sean Newcomb and the Dodgers beat the Braves.

Phillies 8, Padres 4: PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game, Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto also went deep as Philadelphia beat San Diego.

Blue Jays 7, Mariners 3: TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Randal Grichuk hit back-to-back home runs, Jacob Waguespack won his third straight decision and Toronto beat Seattle.

White Sox 7, Angels 2: ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lucas Giolito struck out 11 over six innings, James McCann hit his second grand slam in three games and Chicago beat Los Angeles.

Phillies 8, Padres 4: PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game, Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto also went deep as Philadelphia beat San Diego.

Red Sox 9, Orioles 1: BOSTON — Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland each hit RBI triples, Rick Porcello held the Orioles to one run, and Boston beat Baltimore.

Twins 4, Rangers 3: ARLINGTON, Texas — Max Kepler and Jonathan Schoop hit two-run home runs and Minnesota beat Texas.

Nationals 2, Brewers 1: WASHINGTON — Anthony Rendon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and Washington beat Milwaukee.

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