After scoring 16 yesterday, the New York Yankees secured a series sweep over the Baltimore Orioles behind 14 more runs on 15 hits.
The Bombers have to feel pretty good about themselves as they prepare for their first West Coast trip of the season. The Yankees hit another four home runs, and have not scored less than eight runs in a game since June 6.
Two of those homers came off the bat of Aaron Judge, who raised his average on the season to .344. His solo shot in the sixth inning off Logan Verrett traveled an estimated 495 feet, good for the farthest in Statcast history.
For good measure, Judge’s second home run went out to right field. That one measured at 402 feet. Judge finished the day 4-for-4 with a single, double, two home runs and a walk.
Gary Sánchez became the sixth Yankee to reach double-digit homers, hitting No. 10 off Kevin Gausman in the first inning. That home run followed a two-run single by Starlin Castro to cap a five-run rally.Embed from Getty Images
The Yankees pushed two more across in the bottom of the fourth on Matt Holliday single. Castro followed up Judge’s gargantuan blast in the sixth with a two-run shot of his own. Aaron Hicks hit a two-run double in the seventh before Judge hit his second to drive him in.
Chad Green faced the first nine batters in his spot start, allowing two hits, two earned runs, three strikeouts and one walk. Those runs came around to score when the O’s connected for four consecutive doubles. The three runs, one of which was charged to Chasen Shreve, were the only offense the Orioles could muster.
Right-hander Domingo Germán made his major league debut in the top of the seventh. He finished out the game, allowing two hits, one walk and one strikeout. It is unclear if he will make the trip to Anaheim. One would expect either Green, Germán or both would be optioned to AAA after throwing 53 and 36 pitches, respectively.Embed from Getty Images