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Aaron Judge’s reign of terror over opposing pitchers continued Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox as the New York Yankees topped their American League East rivals 7-6 in 10 innings.
The judge scored two home runs, counting the numbers. On seasons 56 and 57 and another possible piece of history – the Triple Crown draws closer. He hit a boundary off Nick Pivetta in the sixth innings and a boundary off Garrett Whitlock in the eighth. The Yankees helped the win by scoring three runs in the 10th.
Apart from his record-setting home run pace, Judge now leads the majors in RBI (123), base percentage (.414), slugging percentage (.692) and OPS (1.105). He is just 0.09 points off the American League batting average of Minnesota Twins first baseman Luis Arrez. Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman leads the majors with a .329 average.
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Yankees manager Aaron Boone had no words to judge for his performance up to this point.
“I’m out of adjectives. It’s really impressive,” Boone said via MLB.com.
No Yankees player has hit the Triple Crown since the arrival of Mickey Mantle in 1956. The last American League player to reach the batting Triple Crown was Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera. Before Cabrera, it was Boston Red Sox legend Karl Yastrzemsky in 1967.
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“Some great people have done it,” said the judge. “It’s very special, but I feel like I’m far from it.”
In extra innings, Gleber Torres came in with bases loaded in two outs, and he came in clutch with a base-clearing double.
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Torres has been swirling a hot bat lately after a historically bad fall – since last Friday, July 17, he was trading just .177 / .222 / .286 with 13 RBI. However, in his last three matches, he is 5 for 14 (.357) with eight RBI hits and three extra-base hits.
Fox News’ Ryan Morick contributed to this report.