Jose De Leon #87 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium ( Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge dropped Chase Utley's fly ball to the right-field warning track and catcher Gary Sanchez threw wildly to second base, leading to four unearned runs that helped the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers beat the AL wild-card chasing New York Yankees 8-2 in Monday's series opener.

Jose De Leon (2-0) won in his second big league start, and fellow rookie Corey Seager singled twice and drove in a run on the former field of his childhood hero, Derek Jeter. Yasiel Puig pinch hit in the eighth and drove an opposite-field home run over the right-field short porch, and Justin Turner homered to nearly the same spot in the ninth, his 27th this season.

Los Angeles (81-62) entered with a three-game lead over second-place San Francisco. The Yankees (76-67) lost their second straight following a seven-game winning streak, remained two games behind Baltimore for the AL's second wild card and dropped one game back of Detroit.

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