Aaron Judge hits his first home run since returning from injury as the Yankees take the lead over Baltimore
- Judge took a 1-1 pitch deep to center field in his first homer since returning
- That’s also his 20th home run of the season, moving up to T-22nd leaguewide
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Aaron Judge has hit his first home run since his hugely anticipated return for the New York Yankees from a sprained toe.
On a 1-1 count in the top of the third inning, Judge took a high fastball from Tyler Wells the distance over the center field wall – travelling over 410 feet.
It’s the 20th home run that Judge has hit this season, moving him up to a tie for 22nd in the league.
That follows Judge’s return from injury last night – in a game that Baltimore won on a walkoff home run from Anthony Santander.
It’s New York’s 18th walkoff loss of the season – the most across the major leagues.
Aaron Judge took a high fastball the distance in Baltimore for his first home run since his return
As for Judge himself, he went 0-1 after lining out in the first inning.
But he followed that up by getting walked three straight times as Baltimore was able to keep the Yankees’ defense at bay.
It’s a series the Yankees must win if they have any chance of clawing their way back into the playoff picture.
As of now, the Bronx Bombers are dead last in the AL East – nine games back of division leaders Baltimore.
They’re also three-and-a-half games back of the Houston Astros – who hold the last Wild Card spot in the American League currently.