The New York Yankees, led by Aaron Judge (31), won a thrilling come-from-behind victory.
The Yankees won the home game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York on the 14th (Korean time), 9-8.
It was 0-6 until the beginning of the 5th inning, and the loss was dark, but the batting line exploded in the middle of the game. He recorded 23 wins and 18 losses in the season and maintained 5th place in the Eastern Division of the American League (AL).
The flow at the beginning of the game was on the Tampa Bay side. Yankees starter Nestor Cortés was shaken with 7 hits (1 home run) and 6 runs in 4⅓ innings. In the top of the 5th inning with a score of 0-1, Yandy Dias allowed a home run with bases full, and the probability of defeat jumped to 93.9%. With 2 out and 3 base trailing 0-5, when Randy Arozarena hit an infield hit, third base runner Wander Franco scored, giving the team a whopping 96.4% chance of losing.
There was a big success of the Yankees’ leading hitter in overturning the losing game. Judge, who had not had a home run for nearly a month since the match against the Los Angeles Angels on the 21st of last month, made a long-awaited arch on this day and performed his role as a central hitter.
On this day, Judge flew 2 hits in 4 at-bats (2 home runs), 4 RBIs, 1 walk and 2 runs, including two home runs.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, trailing by 2-6, Judge hit a two-run four against Tampa Bay starter Shane McClanahan and turned the tide of the game with a come-from-behind two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning when the score was 5-6.
It is the second time Judge has hit two homers in one game since the Baltimore Orioles game on the 10th of last month. Judge, who set the American League record for the most home runs in a season with 62 homers last season, raised concerns about his lack of pace this season due to overlapping injuries. However, he announced his comeback with two home runs on this day.
Thanks to Judge’s home run, the Yankees created a come-from-behind drama that turned the tide at 0-6. After Judge’s come-from-behind two-run four, the Yankees ran away to 9-6 with Oswaldo Cabrera’s two RBIs and a timely hit in the continued two-out run.
The Yankees gave up 2 runs in the top of the 7th, but with a 1-point lead, Clay Holmes and Wandy Peralta played a scoreless pitch to lock the back door and win by 1 point. The joy was doubled as it was a come-from-behind victory against a team with the highest overall win rate in MLB.
After the game, Judge expressed his joy, saying, “It wasn’t the start we expected. But what we can do is focus on the next at-bat and the next pitch. We are the best 메이저놀이터.”