Judge’s hitting propels New York Yankees to a 4-0 victory over Minnesota Twins

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Aaron Judge runs the bases after a home run

Aaron Judge followed up a 467-foot home run with three solid doubles, bringing in two runs for the New York Yankees in a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

“You don’t even feel it when you get it on the barrel like that,” said a smiling Judge, who is 16 for 36 with eight walks over his last 10 games.

Marcus Stroman (3-2) pitched six scoreless innings for his first win in four starts, giving up only a double, a single, and three walks as the Yankees continued their long-standing dominance over the Twins.

Anthony Volpe had a sacrifice fly and Giancarlo Stanton added an RBI single for the Yankees (29-15), with Judge, Alex Verdugo, and Stanton collecting eight of their 13 hits in the third, fourth, and fifth spots.

The Yankees have outscored the Twins 9-1 and outhit them 26-11 in winning the first two games of the series, improving to 118-44 against them since 2002. That’s the best record by any major league club against any intra league opponent over that 23-season span.

Pablo Lopez waits as the opponent player runs the bases

The Yankees, who have won 10 of their last 13 games, improved to 30-15 at Target Field. That’s the highest winning percentage by any team to play a minimum of 15 games over the ballpark’s 15 seasons. Twins pitcher Pablo López (4-3) gave up a season-high 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings. He allowed three runs.

The powerful Yankees lineup made solid contact throughout the game, with Aaron Judge, a five-time All-Star and the 2022 American League MVP, delivering the most impressive blows. According to MLB’s Statcast data, Judge hit a total of 1,588 feet worth of fly balls in his first four at-bats.

Judge’s homer, his 11th of the season, soared into the third deck above left field off a first-pitch fastball.

“As soon as it was hit, myself included, it was like you want to get to a position where you don’t miss where it’s going to land,” said manager Aaron Boone, who watched Stanton run up the steps to see it. Judge, who ended the game with a perfect 4 for 4 at-bat record and a walk, hit the ball at 113 mph off the bat.

“It looked like a home run derby homer to me. I just turned around and saw the thing looked like that,” said López, forming a tiny circle with his thumb and index finger. “We don’t see many dudes that tall, so when you’re going up, you better get it, like, up, higher than high.”


By Brian Anderson

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