MLB: Judge releases Yankees

MLB: Judge releases Yankees

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For almost two months, the New York Yankees have seen their lead at the top of the American East section melt like snow in the sun. However, they had a moment of respite on Monday at Yankee Stadium, defeating the Minnesota Twins 5-2.

The Bronx Bombers were able to count on their best player, Aaron Judge , to play a decisive role in this duel. Tied 2-2 in the sixth inning, the tall outfielder ejected an offering from pitcher Trevor Megill, who arrived as backup early in the turn at bat, more than 400 feet from home plate. Due to the presence of Gleyber Torres on the trails, the crowd favorites took a two-run lead at this point.

Judge thus homered in a third straight game, carrying his total to 54 in 2022. The 30-year-old continues to approach the prestigious mark of 60 home runs in one season, a feat accomplished only eight times in major league history.

To return to the duel of the day, the Yankees mainly used the long ball to score their points. Marwin Gonzalez and Isiah Kiner-Falefa, in rounds three and seven, respectively, each had one solo. Josh Donaldson, with a single on the first run, produced the other.