Aaron Judge hits first home run since returning from injury as Yankees take lead on Baltimore
- The judge took a 1-1 pitch deep to center field on his first home run since returning
- It’s also his 20th home run of the season, moving to T-22nd league-wide.
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Aaron Judge hit his first home run since his highly anticipated return to the New York Yankees following a sprained toe.
On a 1-1 count early in the third inning, Judge took a high fastball from Tyler Wells the distance over the center field wall – traveling 442 feet.
It was Judge’s 20th home run this season, moving him to a tie for 22nd in the league.
This follows Judge’s return from injury last night – in a game Baltimore won on an Anthony Santander home run.
It’s New York’s 18th loss of the season – the most in the major leagues.
Aaron Judge took a fastball high over the distance in Baltimore for his first home run since returning
As for Judge himself, he went 0-1 after lining up the first set.
But he followed that up by getting walked three times in a row as Baltimore was able to keep the Yankees defense at bay.
It’s a series the Yankees need to win if they have any chance of getting back into the playoff bracket.
Currently, the Bronx Bombers are dead last in the AL East – nine games behind division leaders Baltimore.
They are also three and a half games behind the Houston Astros – who currently hold the last Wild Card spot in the American League.