Yankees end 16-inning hitless streak, Aaron Judge delivers walk-off homer vs Astros

The Yankees would eventually storm back to win the game.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton watches his home run ball against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 26, 2022, in New York.

New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton watches his home run ball against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 26, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

The Astros held the Yankees to without a hit starting in the ninth inning of their victory over New York on Friday night. The Astros then tossed a combined no-hitter on Saturday, marking the first time the Yankees had been no-hit since Houston did it to New York in 2003.

Stanton’s home run ended the streak with the home run with one out in the seventh inning. Houston led 3-1 at that point. Josh Donaldson and Gleyber Torres failed to provide any other kind of offense.

The 16 1/3 inning drought was the longest by any team sine cat least 1961, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton celebrates after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 26, 2022, in New York.

New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton celebrates after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 26, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Later, D.J LeMahieu would tie the game up for the Yankees with a two-run home run and New York would force extra innings.

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In the 10th inning, Aaron Judge hit a three-run walk-off home run. New York won the game, 6-3. It was his second walk-off home run in the series against the Astros. It’s Judge’s 28th home run of the season.

Before Houston’s no-hitter on Saturday, New York hadn’t been no-hit since the six-pitcher no-hitter by the Astros at the old Yankee Stadium on June 11, 2003.

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a walk off tenth inning three run home run to win the game 6-3 against the Houston Astros during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 26, 2022 in New York City.

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a walk off tenth inning three run home run to win the game 6-3 against the Houston Astros during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 26, 2022 in New York City. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

The only previous teams with hitless skids of 16 innings since 1961 are the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers and the 1973 Oakland Athletics. Current Astros manager Dusty Baker was on the ‘8 Dodgers squad.

Astros pitchers Héctor Neris and Ryan Pressly completed Saturday’s no-no.

The New York Mets had a combined no-hitter earlier in the season and Reid Detmers threw a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels on May 10.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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