Aaron Judge came up with the big hit on Tuesday night as the Yankees win the first game of this three-game set against the Red Sox.
- Boston Red Sox (25-10)
- New York Yankees (25-10)
- American League, FINAL
- Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
The Yankees continue to be on a roll as they win their 25th game of the season and tie the Red Sox for first place in the American League East.
Luis Severino was his ace self on Tuesday night, pitching six innings of two-run ball while striking out 11. The first run came on an Andrew Benintendi RBI-single in the fifth inning. The only reason Severino had to face Benintendi was because the first batter of the inning reached on a dropped third strike. Severino would have struck out the side if not for that. Although this is the fallacy of the pre-determined outcome, the run that scored was the runner who reached on the strikeout.
The second run came at the hands of David Robertson in the seventh. Severino came out for the inning but was relieved by Robertson after a leadoff single by Eduardo Nunez. He would come around to score on a Mookie Betts RBI-triple with two outs.
As for the offense, it was the Giancarlo Stanton show early on. He started things off with a line drive home-run to left field in the bottom of the second inning, putting the Yankees up 1-0. He was not done though, as he would hit another home run two innings later in the bottom of the fourth.
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This is Stanton’s third multi-homer game this year which accounts for six of his nine home runs. If there is ever a time to really get going it would be against Boston this series.
With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh, the Yankees loaded the bases against Heath Hembree which forced Alex Cora to bring in Joe Kelly to face Aaron Judge. Judge did not disappoint as he would drive in a run on an RBI-single, making the score 3-2 and satisfying Yankee fans everywhere with Kelly on the mound.
First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. ET and can be seen on Yes Network or ESPN. It can also be heard on the radio at WFAN 660/101.9 FM.