NEW YORK (AP) — William Contreras hit a go-ahead single in a three-run seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame rookie Jasson Domínguez’s fourth homer to drop the New York Yankees back below .500 with an 8-2 victory on Friday night.
Milwaukee opened a three-game NL Central lead over the second-place Chicago Cubs.
Playing a week after his major league debut, Domínguez put the Yankees ahead 2-0 with a two-run homer in the second off Colin Rea. The 20-year-old became the youngest player since at least 1901 to homer four times in his first seven games.
Willy Adames hit a tying, two-run homer in the fourth off Luis Severino, who left an inning later with an injured left side.
Andruw Monasterio doubled against Jhony Brito (6-7) leading off the eighth, Contreras singled off Jonathan Loáisiga for a 3-2 lead and Carlos Santana added an RBI single.
Andrew Monasterio added a two-run double off Greg Weissert in a three-run eighth that included another Santana run-scoring single.
New York (70-71) lost its second straight following a five-game winning streak and trails Toronto, Texas and Boston for the AL’s final wild card. The Yankees went 1 for 12 with runners on base.
Milwaukee had nine of its 15 hits in the seventh and eighth innings. Before the game, several Brewers players watched the Cubs’ 1-0 loss to Arizona on clubhouse televisions.
After allowing a leadoff single to Brice Turang in the fifth, Severino dropped his glove in front of the mound, doubled over in pain and walked around the mound. The 29-year-old right-hander was holding his left side near his oblique.
Eligible for free agency after this season, Severino is 4-8 with an 6.65 ERA. He did not make his season debut until May 21 because of a strained latissimus dorsi muscle.
In the second, rookie center fielder Sal Frelick made a leaping catch to rob Jake Bauers of a potential double.
Racing to his right from his position in front of Monument Park, Frelick leapt near the 385-foot sign in front of the Yankee bullpen in right-center and completed the catch.
Brewers: Adrian Houser (right elbow), who can be activated Tuesday, will throw a bullpen session this weekend.
Yankees: RHP Albert Abreu (right hamstring strain) was placed on the injured list. LHP Nick Ramirez recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
New York RHP Michael King (4-5, 2.88 ERA) opposes Milwaukee LHP Wade Miley (7-4, 3.33) on Saturday. Before the game, the Yankees will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 125-win 1998 team and former captain Derek Jeter will make his first appearance at Old-Timers’ Day.