Aaron Judge, Trent Grisham save Yankees from sweep and Dodgers fan takeover

Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Yankees
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It's no wonder the New York Yankees tried to pull a fast one and prevent LA Dodgers fans from taking over sections of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Thankfully, all it took was avoiding a sweep to make the headache go away.

After dropping the first two games of the series in agonizing fashion, the Yanks rebounded on Sunday Night Baseball against old friend Tyler Glasnow, which was much-needed. Not to mention, the scenes from Saturday were a tough look as Dodgers fans made their presence known.

What's funny is that people forget Yankees fans have done the exact same at Dodger Stadium, and also managed to get the best of LA during their last two trips out west. The Dodgers have an advantage, too, with their franchise previously existing in Brooklyn. There's a baked-in contingent on this side of the country.

Anyway, New York's 6-4 victory on national television hopefully helped alleviate all the negative chatter permeating the Yankees' good vibes. Juan Soto remained out of the lineup for three straight games; fans started complaining about everything that went wrong; baseball fans were unimpressed with the Yankees' performances in the most anticipated series of the season.

Sunday's redemption featured a monster Aaron Judge homer to help avoid an incredibly tense ninth inning, and it was a vintage blast for the world to see.

Aaron Judge, Trent Grisham save Yankees from sweep and Dodgers fan takeover

Judge also clobbered an RBI double early in the game to put New York up 2-0. The complete offensive effort cannot be ignored, however.

Oswaldo Cabrera's solo shot put the Yankees on the board and then Trent Grisham responded to some disrespect from his own fans in the most emphatic way possible. He mashed a three-run homer off Tyler Glasnow with two outs in the sixth to take back the lead after the Dodgers scored three quick ones off Luis Gil to seemingly put the Yankees on the ropes.

Yankees fans redeemed themselves the next time Grisham came up, chanting "We Want Grisham!" in what was a nice moment, too. Gotta love that wholesome content. Then, Judge's blast in the eighth paved the way for a Clay Holmes save, canceling out the Dodgers' efforts in the top half of the inning.

Whew, thank goodness, or else we wouldn't be hearing the end of this on Monday morning. Holmes whiffed Mookie Betts to end it, and now Dodgers fans can take their little parade back home.

Enjoy the series win. Had Soto been available, most fans know it would've been 2-1 in the other direction. But, really, who cares about a June series?

It's all about October, and if the baseball gods will have it, we'll be more invested in a Yankes-Dodgers World Series. You know, when the wins actually matter.