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Aaron Judge, known for his mammoth home runs, kickstarts the New York Yankees with a moon shot off David Price in his first at-bat.

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Aaron Judge is putting the New York Yankees on his back this postseason. For the third straight game and the second time in his first at-bat, Judge takes the opposing pitcher yard in a big way.

David Price was no match for Judge, as he misses his spot and leaves the ball right over the heart of the plate for the most dangerous hitter in the Yankee lineup.


All rise, indeed. The Yankees are going to go as far as Judge carries them and so far, they’re off to a good start in Game 2.

The Yankees couldn’t manage to add anything onto Judge’s solo shot to the moon, but thus far in the postseason, teams that score first are 8-1.

David Price has a shaky history in the postseason and with the playoffs. This is the exact kind of start Aaron Boone is looking for in Game 2. Jump on him early and make him think. Masahiro Tanaka — historically a dominant big game pitcher — should feel much more comfortable with a lead, even if it’s a slim one-run margin.

Stealing a game in Fenway Park would be crucial for the Yankees. In 2017, they dropped the first two games of the ALDS to the Cleveland Indians. They performed the Herculean task of coming back from a two-game deficit and making a surprise trip to the ALCS. This year, the Yanks would much rather avoid a two-game hole.

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