Judge hits longest HR in Miami ballpark as Yankees win 9-4


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New York Yankees 9, Miami Marlins 4

MIAMI — On Friday night, Aaron Judge smashed a home run that traveled an impressive distance of 464 feet. In addition, rookie Anthony Volpe contributed to the Yankees’ victory by launching a three-run drive. The New York Yankees secured a 9-4 win against the Miami Marlins in this game.

Having returned from the injured list on July 28th, Judge notched his 22nd home run of the season, bringing his batting average to .256. His recent stats include three home runs and five RBIs. Notably, his latest home run marked the longest distance achieved at Miami’s stadium this entire season.

Judge mentioned that it feels great whenever they manage to add more runs. He noted that in the previous few games, they had situations with runners on base but were unable to secure the pivotal hits. However, he pointed out that on that day, they successfully delivered a couple of clutch hits.

With his second-inning blast off Jesús Luzardo (8-7), Volpe smacked his 15th home run, propelling the Yankees into the lead.

Volpe mentioned that he never establishes specific goals for himself. He expressed his focus on competing wholeheartedly every day and striving to contribute to the team’s success.

Due to a strained left rotator cuff, Yankees’ left-hander Nestor Cortes found himself placed back on the injured list. In the meantime, Randy Vásquez (2-1) stepped in, giving up two runs and three hits across a span of 3 2/3 innings.

Vásquez mentioned that he maintained consistent preparation and concentrated on his responsibilities. He explained that his focus remained on executing his tasks. He outlined the strategy of initiating aggressive approaches against the batters from the start and striving to achieve advantageous counts.

Kyle Higashioka managed to secure three hits, one of which was a two-run single in the ninth inning. Additionally, Gleyber Torres contributed by hitting a double, a single, and driving in a run.

The New York team demonstrated efficiency with a 7-for-13 performance when having runners in scoring position.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone commented on the positive occurrences during the game. He noted that they began to find their rhythm against a highly skilled starting pitcher, resulting in impactful batting performances. Boone highlighted their ability to connect well with the pitches, even against an opponent who had been performing excellently throughout the season. He expressed satisfaction in witnessing this development.

Luis Arraez of Miami faced a challenging game, going hitless in four at-bats, causing his prominent Major League leading batting average to decrease to .366. Following his move from leadoff to second in the lineup, Arraez’s performance has seen a decline, as he has managed just one hit in twelve at-bats.

Jesús Luzardo, on the other hand, had a tough outing, conceding seven runs and nine hits in a span of 3 2/3 innings. Notably, his record stands at 0-2 with a 6.66 ERA in his last five starts since July 9th.

In the second inning, Miami managed to narrow the gap to 3-2 against Ian Hamilton. Jesús Sánchez played a pivotal role, driving in a run with an RBI triple, followed by scoring on Jake Burger’s double.

Oswaldo Cabrera and Isaiah Kiner-Falefa, in the fourth inning, registered back-to-back RBI singles, solidifying a 6-2 advantage for their team.

During the same inning, Burger struck again with an RBI double, while Josh Bell’s solo home run in the sixth brought the Marlins closer at 7-4. Notably, Bell has showcased impressive form, hitting three home runs in his last two games.


On Saturday, the Marlins will have RHP Sandy Alcantara (4-10, 4.28) taking the mound. As for the Yankees, there’s a possibility that Brito (4-5, 5.02) will either commence the game as a starter or come in as a bulk reliever.

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