Aaron Judge held on to 60 home runs, but recorded two doubles in Oswald Cabrera’s first Grand Slam to send the New York Yankees to a 14-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
The night before, Judge hit his 60th home run of the season, igniting a staggering 5-run ninth inning capped off by Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam.
This time Judge hit a double on the first pitch thrown in the 1st and 5th innings. In another at-bat in the eighth inning for eight runs, he walked four pitches from rookie Eric Stout and was booed by a crowd of 46,175.RELATED
The judges won 2-4. With 14 games left in the regular season, he hit a home run that broke the American League record set by Yankees legend Roger Mullis in 1961.
In addition to home runs, Judges leads the NL in batting average (.317) and RBI (128). As such, he is in a position to win the Triple Crown, something that has not been achieved in his decade.
Cabrera and fellow Venezuelan Gleyber Torres each drove in five runs. Torres hit two homers in the eighth inning for his 23rd career home run of the season.
The loss was to the Dominican Republic’s Roasny Contreras (5-5). His win corresponded to his compatriot Luis Severino (6-3), who came back recovering from a strain in his right lateral muscle.
For the Pirates, Dominican O’Neill Cruz scored 2-0 and Rodolfo Castro scored 4-2.
For the Yankees, Venezuela’s Torres went 4-3 with 4 points and 5 RBIs, Oswaldo Peraza went 1-0, and Oswaldo Cabrera went 4-2 with 2 points and 5 RBIs.
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