Aaron Judge did not homer on Wednesday night, but the Yankees found other ways to punish the Pittsburgh Pirates to the tune of 14-2 as the Bombers notched their 90th win of the season.
Judge had a pair of hits, and scored twice, but didn’t go long. He is at 60 home runs on the season. He still needs one to tie Roger Maris; two to make the record all his own.
For many fans tonight’s game vs. Boston will be their last hope to see history potentially on television because Friday’s game is on Apple TV, which has rankled the feathers of many fans.
Even though Judge didn’t homer, it was still a big night for Gleyber Torres and Oswaldo Cabrera.
Both drove in five runs, with Torres having probably the bigger night offensively. Torres was 3-for-4 with four runs scored, five RBI and two homers.
His solo homer to start the eighth inning, and a three-run bomb to close out the inning helped the Yankees bat around in an eight run eighth inning to take a 14-2 lead.
Cabrera, the rookie, was also huge. He went 2-for-4 with a grand slam homer in the bottom of the first inning that opened the scoring for New York.
Finish last night with a slam ✅— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 21, 2022
Start tonight with a slam ✅ pic.twitter.com/IF8WfpyX10
Yankees are first team in MLB history to end a game with a grand slam and then hit another grand slam in the first inning of the next game.— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) September 22, 2022