Stanton lifts Yanks to 2nd straight walk-off over Nats, 3-2

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DJ LeMahieu, Josh Harrison

New York Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu, right, steals second while Washington Nationals second baseman Josh Harrison cannot make the tag during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, May 9, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton hit a game-ending single off Brad Hand in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees beat Washington 3-2 for their second straight walk-off win over the Nationals.

Hand walked Tyler Wade and pinch-hitter Aaron Judge starting the ninth, a day after walking his first batter and blowing ninth- and 10th-inning leads in a game New York won 4-3 in 11 innings.

DJ LeMahieu hit into a forceout that left runners at the corners, and Stanton lined a slider for his 24th RBI.

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