Judge’s 47th HR Gives the Yankees Win Over the Mets in the Subway Series

Corey Sipkin

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New York Yankees 4, New York Mets 2

Aaron Judge hit his 47th home run off Max Scherzer. Andrew Benintendi drove in two runs, and despite a bad popup by rookie Oswaldo Cabrera, the Yankees beat the Mets 4-2 on Monday night to win their first Subway Series game of the season.

Max Scherzer gave Aaron Judge his 47th home run. Even though rookie Oswaldo Cabrera hit a bad pop-up, the Yankees beat the Mets 4-2 on Monday night to win their first Subway Series game of the season. Andrew Benintendi drove in two runs.

With only two games, the Yankees made sure that their losing streak of six straight series, their longest since 1995, would end. Also, they won two games in a row for the first time since July 29 and 30.

Domingo Germán (2-2) had a three-hitter going when Pete Alonso hit a popup that Miguel Cabrera and Marwin Gonzalez caught just 221 feet from the plate.

Cabrera, who had previously played shortstop, third base, and right field, made an error when Gonzalez’s leather hit his mitt. Luis Castillo’s ninth-inning drop changed the first Subway Series game at Yankee Stadium in 2009.

Two pitches after that, Daniel Vogelbach hit a curveball into the Yankees bullpen in right-center for a two-run homer that made the score 3-2. His face was covered with 6-inch streaks of eye black.

In the second half, Kiner-Falefa reached on an infield single and moved to second when Francisco Lindor picked up a bouncer with his bare hand and threw a sidearm throw wide of first for an error. Benintendi then hit a single that scored a run to restore the two-run lead.

In 6 1/3 innings, Germán (2-2) gave up two runs, one of which was earned.

Rookie Ron Marinaccio got four outs around a walk, and Jonathan Loaisiga finished with four outs in a row for his first save since August 17 of last year. A season-high crowd of 48,760 cheered loudly for Loaisiga, who was getting his first save since August 17 of last year. This was the Yankees‘ ninth sold-out home game this season.

Scherzer has now given up four runs in two straight starts, bringing his ERA from 1.93 to 2.33. In 6 2/3 innings, he gave up seven hits.

Judge got his 103rd RBI, giving him the most in the major leagues by one over Alonso.

Last month, the Mets swept two games against the Yankees at Citi Field.

Judge was 2 for 11 against Scherzer and had seven strikeouts. He was also in a 4-for-32 slump before hitting a 95.7 mph fastball into the right-field seats. In the fifth, Judge hit a fly ball to deep right. Scherzer turned his head, probably thinking it was a home run, but when he looked back, Starling Marte had caught the ball on the warning track.


Frankie Montas is 4-10 with a 3.87 ERA. Since the Yankees got him from Oakland, he has made three starts and is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA.

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