Yankees end eventful day with DJ LeMahieu’s 11th-inning shot

The Yankees have used home runs to power their way to one of the best records in baseball, and they needed all four homers they got Saturday to beat Oakland, 4-3, in 11 innings.

Aaron Judge tied the game in the bottom of the eighth with a two-out homer, and DJ LeMahieu won it with a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 11th.

Judge also robbed Matt Chapman of an extra-base hit — and maybe a home run — with a leaping catch near the wall in right to end the top of the 10th.

Cory Gearrin tossed two shutout innings to pick up the win, as the Yankees beat the A’s for the first time in five tries this season.

It ended an eventful day for the Yankees, who placed CC Sabathia on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation and saw Zack Britton removed in the top of the eighth with cramping in his right calf.

Adam Ottavino followed a rare off performance by Tommy Kahnle with one of his own.

In a tight game, the Yankees chose not to challenge the go-ahead hit, as Chapman’s double to left seemed to land foul — and Ottavino certainly thought so.

But the Yankees used the long ball again to overcome any other issues.

Gary Sanchez hit a pair of solo homers and Judge added his in the eighth before LeMahieu ended it on the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th.

The Yankees got a solid outing from Domingo German, who gave up two runs in five innings and got an early lead courtesy of Sanchez.

The catcher homered into the second deck in left with one out in the second inning for the game’s first run, but German gave up a booming two-run home run into the right-field bleachers to Matt Olson in the fourth.

Sanchez tied the game with his second homer to lead off the bottom of the fifth — this time to the opposite field for his 32nd home run of the season.

The catcher was the only Yankee baserunner allowed by right-hander Homer Bailey until Mike Ford singled into left field through the shift for a two-out single in the fifth.

Jonathan Loaisiga, recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before the game after Sabathia was placed on the IL, took over for German to start the sixth.

He loaded the bases with one out before he struck out Sheldon Neuse looking with a 99 mph fastball. Loaisiga then got Chris Herrmann to hit a chopper to shortstop, where Didi Gregorius made a terrific, long, sidearm throw to first to end the inning.

The Yankees got runners on the corners with two outs in the sixth, as a Gleyber Torres flare single to right sent Judge to third to bring Sanchez to the plate.

That forced Oakland manager Bob Melvin to pull Bailey for Blake Treinen and the right-hander got Sanchez to hit into a force out to end the threat.

The A’s went ahead again in the seventh against Ottavino.

He gave up a one-out single to Robbie Grossman, who stole second then scored on Chapman’s questionable double.

The Yankees didn’t challenge the play, which potentially could have overturned the call and wiped the run off the board. Instead, it was the first run given up by Ottavino in eight appearances and only the second time he’d been scored on since July 2.

Following an intentional walk to Matt Olson, Mark Canha lined out to second before an Ottavino wild pitch moved the runners to second and third with Seth Brown at the plate. Ottavino then hit Brown with a 3-2 pitch to load the bases for Kahnle to face Jurickson Profar. Kahnle got Profar to pop to left to keep it a one-run game.

A rough two days for the Yankees’ bullpen worsened in the eighth, when Britton was pulled from the game during an at-bat against Marcus Semien after he retired the first two batters of the inning. He was replaced by Chad Green, who walked Semien, Grossman and Chapman before fanning Olson.

Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth before Aaron Boone went to Gearrin.

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