Aaron Judge hits two doubles vs. Pirates, raises batting average to AL's best in chase for Triple Crown – CBS Sports

  • September 22, 2022

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New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge did not go deep Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates (NYY 14, PIT 2) and remains on 60 home runs for the season. Judge did have a productive night at the plate — 2 for 4 with two doubles and a walk — though he remains one behind Roger Maris’ American League single-season record of 61 homers in 1961.
Judge launched his 60th home run of the season in his final at-bat Tuesday. Here’s the AL’s single-season home run leaderboard:
Judge is averaging a home run every 2.47 team games in 2022 and is on pace to hit 66 (the Yankees have 14 games remaining). He’s been on another level in September, however. Judge entered Wednesday hitting .491 with nine homers in his last 15 games as he eyes the AL Triple Crown in addition to the home run record.
Regarding that Triple Crown, Judge raised his batting average to an AL best .317 with his two doubles Wednesday (Xander Bogaerts is second in the batting race at .316). His season batting line sits at an incredible .317/.421/.705. Judge is the first player to lead his league in all three Triple Crown categories in September since Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown in 2012.
Judge and the Yankees open a four-game series with the rival Boston Red Sox at home Thursday night. The Red Sox are slated to start Michael Wacha in the opener. Judge has really struggled in his career against the veteran righty, going 0 for 14 with a walk and nine strikeouts. Wacha has allowed one home run every 10 innings in 2022.
Wednesday’s win improved the AL East-leading Yankees to 90-58. They will clinch a postseason berth with their next win.
Hands quicker than Matt from Wii boxing 😱

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Following tonight’s game, the Yankees optioned RHP Greg Weissert to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Matt Vierling’s 5th hit of the night is a #walkoff!

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Double the homers, double the fun. pic.twitter.com/BoC2InP5R5
The Guardians lead the AL Central by 6 games after some domination from Triston McKenzie. 😀 pic.twitter.com/MevIabqBOW
BX Bash πŸ₯³#RepBX pic.twitter.com/HgzUQJrfDH
Sevy Season. @LuisSeverino94 πŸ’ͺ pic.twitter.com/YO5ycBCBZQ
Slammin’ and Jammin’. pic.twitter.com/QFI6Y8Mx5e
tick, tick…BROOM!

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6 K night for Sevy ⛽️ pic.twitter.com/JtJyhV9anG
A pretty good 21st night of September. #RepBX pic.twitter.com/zf8N3vZk7y
The 5th Yankee to homer twice in 1 inning 🀯@TorresGleyber πŸ‘ pic.twitter.com/5x7z5ERYLG
Took just 94 pitches for Jordan Lyles to go the distance. πŸ‘ pic.twitter.com/ohTemW9B4G
Gleyber with his second homer of the inning! 😱 pic.twitter.com/lzTSEtyntY
Twice, Twice, Gleyby πŸ™Œ pic.twitter.com/sa3oH5zYC0
Hello again. pic.twitter.com/gq3C13OdPk
All of @TheJudge44‘s at-bats tonight will be streamed live!

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Make it a 5-RBI game for Oswaldo πŸ‘Š pic.twitter.com/D9S70sPbP7
Make it 5-RBI game for Oswaldo πŸ‘Š pic.twitter.com/yPGjGOAtFa
A big homer for @27vladdyjr! 😀 pic.twitter.com/nFRsmLPX46
Β‘Vladdy! πŸ‡©πŸ‡΄ #HispanicHeritageMonth pic.twitter.com/0tqRszUuTa
Feelin’ 22. @TorresGleyber 😀 pic.twitter.com/dle7kpC2sY
Gleyby Boom. pic.twitter.com/ynCJ452dAZ
The Guardians are looking to pull away in the Central. πŸ‘€ pic.twitter.com/lm1GygnKJj
All of @TheJudge44‘s at-bats tonight will be streamed live!

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Thank you to Broadway star Evan Harrington from @ChicagoMusical for singing tonight’s beautiful rendition of “God Bless America” πŸ‘ pic.twitter.com/GFLNw2jdPS
Don’t sleep on Kyle Tucker. 😀

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Strong Start for Sevy πŸ”₯@LuisSeverino94 πŸ™Œ pic.twitter.com/aRoWY9Tphc
2 more runs courtesy of Gleyby and JD πŸ’ͺ pic.twitter.com/SOWkmDW1nG

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