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Aaron Judge’s 28th home run helps Yankees beat Braves 8-3

The Yankees won for the second time in their last seven games in Saturday night’s 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Here are the takeaways…

Aaron Judge had himself another day at the plate, going 1-for-4 with a walk and three RBI, and getting New York going in the first inning with a two-run homer that put the Yanks ahead after the Braves had a run scored in the first inning. top half of the inning.

The home run was Judge’s 28th of the season, which leads the Majors, and it was also his 11th home run in the first inning. The outfielder has had a blast this season hitting in the opening frame with an OPS over 1,500 – absolutely ridiculous. He also has an MLB-leading 70 RBI this year and is on pace to break a career high in that category.

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Marcus Stroman was on the mound for New York and over after two straight bad starts Luis Gil And Carlos Rodondid the Yankees need their right-hander to come through and, aat least, eat a few innings in front of a beleaguered and taxed bullpen.

Stroman did more than just eat innings; the 33-year-old was downright dominant for most of the evening, throwing 6.2 innings. His only negatives came from two uncharacteristic home runs that hampered his performance – one in the first by Marcell Ozuna and one in the seventh round Travis d’Arnaud.

Prior to those home runs (both hit the opposite side of right field), Stroman, a groundball specialist, had allowed 10 home runs in 15 starts. Regardless, the righty earned his seventh win of the year in what was a successful first season in the Bronx.

Giancarlo Stanton left the game in the sixth inning with hamstring tightness after running the bases and scoring in the fourth. He finished 1-for-2 with a double.

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-The role players did their part to help Judge in this role. No. 9 hitter Oswaldo Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Gleyber Torres finished 1-for-4 with an RBI. Trent Grishamin place of the injured Stanton, continued his strange first season in pinstripes by hitting his fourth home run this year for just his seventh hit.

The Yankees had nine hits and walked eight — three on Juan Soto — to have base runners all game, disrupting the Atlanta starter Charlie Morton and the Braves bullpen.

-Manager Aaron Boone was ejected in the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes by home plate umpire Derek Thomas, who consistently failed to call the high hit for either team.

Game MVP: Marcus Stroman

Needing length from their starter after back-to-back clunkers, Stroman was able to throw 6.2 effective innings against Atlanta and the Yanks secured only their second win in their last seven games.

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Highlights

What’s next

The Yankees and Braves conclude their three-game series Sunday afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

LHP Nestor Cortes (4-5, 3.36 ERA) will face fellow left-handed LHP Max Fried (6-3, 3.11 ERA).

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