Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees hammer five homers in the complete demolition of the Baltimore Orioles.
- New York Yankees (36-23): 16
- Baltimore Orioles (31-29): 3
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It didn’t take long for the Honorable Aaron Judge to make his ruling in this case. In the bottom of the first inning, Judge lined a two-out 121 mph shot into the left field seats, the hardest hit ball in the MLB this year. Judge’s homer was his 19th of the year, and the Yankees would take an early 1-0 lead.
ALL RISE! AARON JUDGE!
Too strong, too good. Solo HR to get the @Yankees going. #BALvsNYY https://t.co/CgvzbyAA3C
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 10, 2017
However, the two-out rally was just getting started Matt Holliday, and Starlin Castro lined a pair of base hits to left field, and El Gary Sanchez drove both of them in on a two-run single also to left field. Suddenly the Yankees were in control early and took a 3-0 lead. The next contributor to the two-out rally was Didi Gregorius, and as John Sterling would say …
And before we could finish tweeting the Gary RBI, Didi goes yard! ??
5-0 Yankees. pic.twitter.com/ecwf6chMwG
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 10, 2017
Yes-In-Didi! Gregorius launched a two-run homer to right field his 6th of the season, and the Bronx Bombers were rolling and lead 5-0 still in the bottom of the first. The Yankees still refused to calm down as Chris Carter joined the party with a single to left field scoring Chase Headley and the monster inning would end with a 6-0 lead.
It took a while for Luis Severino to get back on the mound, but it didn’t take long for him to get off of it as the Yankees ace (yes, the Yankees ace) made quick work of the Orioles lineup in the top of the second inning.
Someone on the Orioles must have really aggravated the Yankees lineup tonight because they refused to show any mercy to the division rivals. Starlin Castro got all of a 450-foot three-run homer in the bottom of the second inning, and the Yankees would expand their monstrous lead to 9-0. Castro’s bomb was his 11th of the season. Chris Tillman exited in the second inning is final line 1.1 IP 9 earned runs.
STARLIN SEE YA!
Starlin Castro blasts a 3-run homer to give the @Yankees the 9-0 lead over the Orioles in the 2nd. #BALvsNYY
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 11, 2017
Severino was perfect through the first four frames, but the Orioles were not to say the least. Matt Holliday lined a three-run homer to right field, and the Bronx Bombers were in rare form tonight leading 12-0 in the fourth inning. Holliday’s homer was his 13th of the season.
The Yankees were in cruise control the rest of the way, but they still put some more runs on the board just for the heck of it. Aaron Judge smoked a two-run double down the left-field line to extend the Yankees lead to 14-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning. Judge now has 44 RBIs this season.
Judge puts us up 2 touchdowns with his 43rd and 44th RBI of the season.
14-0 Yankees. pic.twitter.com/1oaV3CZJuM
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 11, 2017
The Orioles finally got on the board in the top of the seventh inning on a Chris Davis solo shot to left field. Davis now has 14 homers this year, and the score would now be 14-1. Severino exited after the seventh inning well deserving of a standing ovation. His final line consisted of seven innings pitched, one earned run and eight strikeouts.
Baltimore put together a little run in the late innings. Giovanny Gallegos surrendered a bomb to left field to Joey Rickard, his 2nd of the year and the O’s cut the lead to 12 runs in the top of the eight.
Naturally, the Yankees responded when Gary Sanchez roped a two-run homer into the bullpen in left field. Sanchez is now on the board with 9 homers this year and seems to be back in full form. The Yanks lead 16-2 in the bottom of the eighth.
#ElGary sends one to the bullpen! That's 17 hits and FIVE Yankees home runs tonight.
16-2 in the 8th. #VoteElGary pic.twitter.com/n4ZFdVxgIC
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 11, 2017
Baltimore would add one more in the top of the ninth on a single but 16-3 would be the final score and the Yankees would complete their utter domination of the Baltimore Orioles.
YANKS CRUSH 5 HOMERS:
The Yankees put together their most dominating performance of the season hitting 5 homers. Aaron Judge expanded his MLB league lead hitting his 19th homer of the season. Little by little you’ll start to hear more about AL MVP Aaron Judge.
GREG BIRD ON HIS WAY BACK:
Greg Bird is currently in Scranton Wilkes-Barre playing for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate. Bird is nearing a return to a Yankees offense that could soon become the deepest lineup in baseball
The Yanks will go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon. Masahiro Tanaka‘s next start will be moved to Monday in Los Angeles, and the Yanks will hand the ball off to minor leaguer Domingo German.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET, will be telecasted on the YES Network and broadcasted on WFAN 660/101.9 FM.