New York Yankees Defending player Aaron Judge It has officially invaded New York City.
The judge stole the show Friday night at Yankee Stadiumcollecting his ninth game on multiple grounds of the season by launching into the eighth round of the Grand Slam opening game against the Kansas City Royals.
The Yankees returned to beat the Royals 11-5 on Friday night, moving to 68-33 on the season and 12.5 games over the Toronto Blue Jays in the All East.
Judge launched his 40th home run of the season in the third inning, giving the Yankees a three-round lead.
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“It’s amazing,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “He does some really special things.”
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After the Royals put in five runs in the fifth inning and led 5-3 in the eighth, New York scored eight goals in the eighth, with the judge putting the finishing touches to the twisted frame.
The Judge’s ninth multiplayer game of the season is the Yankees franchise’s record, according to CBS Sports.
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“Historically,” said the Yankees-initiated bowler, Gerrit Cole, According to the New York Post. “I’ve never seen anything quite like this, this much, from anyone, really. I don’t think I’ve played a 40-man guy. It’s July. So I’m in favor of it. I wish I could have my phone on the bench like the rest of the fans taking a video For each one of his opponents.
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“It’s just a steady dose of awesomeness every day. So inspiring.”
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Judge’s performance on Friday night came a day after he took charge of the Yankees’ only run on Thursday, a solo shot to beat Kansas City 1-0 in the opening game of a four-game series.