Yankees Sweep Subway Series behind Judge’s 48th HR

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New York Yankees 4, New York Mets 2

The New York Yankees beat the New York Mets 4–2 on Tuesday to win the Subway Series. Both teams were hoping that the Subway Series would help them prepare for the World Series. Aaron Judge hit his 48th home run by hitting a ball 453 feet, halfway up the bleachers. He also hit a single that drove in a run during a seventh-inning rally.

In a game that was full of bizarre plays, a rowdy crowd of 49,217 people stood for the bottom of the ninth inning as the Mets loaded the bases with two outs on a hit and two walks against the rookie Clarke Schmidt. This was the most people who had attended a game at Yankee Stadium during the regular season since the 2013 opener.

The second of Wandy Peralta’s saves was earned when he came in relief and retired Francisco Lindor on a flyout.

Andrew Benintendi had a great day at the plate for the third game in a row, driving in the winning run with a single to give the team a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning against Joely Rodriguez (0-3). The pinch-hitter, Jose Trevino, was responsible for the hit after his twisted popup just missed Pete Alonso while he was running down the right-field line.

After that, Judge drove in a run with a single against Adam Ottavino when there were two outs. Judge currently holds the major league home run and RBI lead with 105.

Oswaldo Cabrera, a Yankees rookie, made three key plays. He walked against Taijian Walker with the bases loaded for his first big league RBI, threw out Brett Baty trying to score on Starling Marte’s RBI single, and singled to start the seventh-inning rally.

Since the All-Star break, this is only the second time that the Yankees have won three straight games. They got past a mental mistake made by second baseman Gleyber Torres, who tried in vain to catch the runner who was trailing as Alonso scored the run that tied the game. Two double plays were made by Torres and Kiner-Falefa.

The Mets swept the Yankees at Citi Field last month to cut their NL East lead to two games. Fans of both New York teams are hoping for a rematch of the 2000 World Series, won by the Bronx Bombers in five games.

The Yankees currently hold a lead of eight games in the AL East.

Schmidt made his first appearance in the big leagues since July 30. He pitched three innings with no runs scored. Frankie Montas allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, his best start since joining the Yankees.

Walker allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 5 innings.

Walker got the first nine batters out in 29 pitches, but Benintendi’s first-pitch single made it hard for him to get the next three outs. Judge has homered in four straight starts against Walker.

Canha doubled to start the fifth, and Baty reached on Higahioka’s catcher’s interference. Marte hit a right-field opposite-field single after Tomás Nido sacrificed. Baty was hit in the chest by Cabrera’s one-hop throw to Higashioka.

Judge threw to Torres, and Alonso held at third. Torres ran from the grass to second base with the ball to tag McNeil, but he lost track of Alonso, who headed home as Kiner-Falefa pointed at him.

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Thursday’s scheduled starter for the Yankees will be right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillion.

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