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In miraculous fashion, the New York Yankees bounced back from a four-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8 on Tuesday night.
It was none other than MVP frontrunner Aaron Judge who gave the Yankees the spark they needed. He hit 60 home runs this season, tying Babe with his Ruth’s single season record, and in 1961 he hit 61 home runs in Roger Maris’ one season. I let go.
It was a soaring shot that hit Pirates pitcher Will Crow’s left field bleacher at Yankee Stadium.
With the bases loaded and no outs, Giancarlo Stanton, who had struggled recently and had no hits at night, lasered into left field and went over the wall for a grand slam, sending everyone home happy with the win. Sent.
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“It has to get me going. Anything I can do to help my team win,” Stanton told YES Network after the game.
Stanton added that Judge’s home run “set all of us on fire. Helped us get this win. He’s been doing this all year.”
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To load the bases, Anthony Rizzo doubled to left center field, followed by a walk by Gleyber Torres. Then Josh Donaldson hit a blooper to center field, which fell despite having a Pirates defender nearby.
Back to the judges, he has hit 60 homers in a single season since 2001, when Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa, 64, and San Francisco Giants’ Barry Bonds set MLB records of 73 homers in a single season. He was also the first person to release the Judge became only the sixth player in MLB history to accomplish this feat.
Judge is adamant that he doesn’t really pay attention to the history he’s making because he wants his team to win.
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“I’m not thinking about numbers,” he said after the game.
But the judges had to admit it was “very sweet” that the 60 won, unlike the 50 in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels.
Judge and Stanton were heroic in this production, but an overlooked storyline It was Harrison Vader Returning from IL, he played his first game as a Yankee since being traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Jordan Montgomery, scoring three RBIs that night.
Vader made the most of his on-base chance, tying the game with one at bat in the bottom of the fifth, and giving the Yankees the lead on a two-run single to right field after one inning.
Yankees ace Nestor Cortez pitched five innings this season, giving up one run on five hits and two walks, while striking out four.
The Pirates’ 23-year-old rookie Luis Ortiz kept the Yankees at bay to start the game. He pitched his five innings, recording two runs, one earned run, three hits, two walks, and five strikeouts.
The Pirates’ offense, led by All-Star Brian Reynolds, went 4-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored.
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The win was also important for the Yankees. Because the Toronto Blue Jays chased them in his AL East and the Philadelphia Phillies he beat 18-11. With the comeback win, New York’s AL East lead is maintained at his 5.5 games.