Aaron Judge drives in two runs in return from injury
Outfielder Aaron Judge drove in two of the New York Yankees’ ten runs as the Yankees steamroll the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium.
Aaron Judge returned to the lineup after a period of inactivity following April 27 and he managed to make his mark in the New York Yankees 10-5 home victory over the Oakland Athletics.
‘The Judge’ went 0-for-3, but drove in two runs and scored once. His first at-bat ended with a flyout to center field in the first inning.
In the third, Judge drove in the Yankees’ first run on a a fielding error by third baseman Jace Peterson, which saw José Treviño cross the plate to kick off a five-run rally for New York.
His third visit to the batter’s box ended in a 5-3 putout, with Peterson making no mistake this time. In the sixth, with the score 7-2 in favor of the pinstripes, the Yankees’ single-season home run leader received a walk to first base.
The second RBI came in the eighth bottom with a sacrifice fly to right field that scored Anthony Volpe.
Jordan Diaz hit three home runs
The A’s kept the game competitive thanks to Colombian Jordan Díaz hitting dingers three times. The 22-year-old rookie went 3 for 4 with four RBIs via three home runs.
The first came in the fourth inning when he sent it into deep left field and made the score 5-2 for New York. The second home run was a solo shot to left center.
The Colombian’s third home run came in the eighth inning, and was another two-run shot, bringing the score to 9-5. With this, Díaz became the second youngest A’s player to hit three HRs in a game at 22 years and 269 days. The youngest was Mickey Cochrane, who did it in 1925 at the age of 22 years and 45 days.