Judge Hits Two Home Runs and The Yankees Defeat The Orioles 7-6

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John Allen
Saturday July 23, 2022

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Aaron Judge Led the Way with 2 Homers as The Team Scored 7 Runs

The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 on Friday, as Aaron Judge extended his major league-leading home run total to 36.

In his last seven games, Judge has hit 6 home runs. He has 34 home runs in his career against the Orioles, the most of any opponent.

Joey Gallo also hit a home run for the Yankees, who advanced to 65-30, the best record in mlb.

In the seventh inning, Anthony Santander hit a 3 run homer off Aroldis Chapman, cutting the lead to 7-6.

Yankees relief pitcher With one out in the eighth, Michael King was forced to leave with a injury.

Clay Holmes took over and got the inning out before recording his 17th save.

After starter Jameson Taillon lasted only 2 2/3 innings and Lucas Luetge (3-3) earned the win.

The Yankees took the lead in the third inning on Judge’s three-run homer. As Judge rounded the bases, a large crowd of Yankees fans chanted “MVP.”

Josh Donaldson and Jose Trevino extended the Yankees‘ lead to 4-2 in the fourth.

Judge added a solo shot in the fifth to make the score 5-2. That ball traveled 465 feet, tying it for the third-longest homer in Camden Yards history.

Yankees: Gerrit Cole (9-2, 3.02 ERA) has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 12 of his last 16 starts.

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