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Aaron Judge’s four extra base hits lift the Yankees to a 4-0 victory over Twins

Aaron Judge’s four extra base hits lift the Yankees to a 4-0 victory over Twins

Aaron Judge hit four extra-base hits, including a home run, and Marcus Stroman threw six scoreless innings as the Yankees shutout the Twins 4-0 on Wednesday evening in Minnesota.

Here are the takeaways…

-The judge got the scoring started when he hit a huge 470-foot home run Pablo Lopez in the first inning. The ball went off the bat at 110 mph and reached three rows back on the upper deck of Target Field. He would double in his second at bat, scoring on a Giancarlo Stanton only in the third.

Judge added another double in his third AB and an RBI double in the fourth. Judge finished 4-for-4 with a walk. In his last 17 games, the slugger went 23-for-50 with seven home runs and 16 RBI.

-The Yankees offense took it to Lopez and the Twins. The Yankees scored thirteen hits, but were unable to capitalize on much traffic. Everyone except Anthony Rizzo had at least one hit. Anthony Volpe picked up a single in the ninth inning to extend his hitting streak to eight games.

Stroman, who got off to a rough start against the Astros, struggled with his command early, especially in the second inning, where the Twins loaded the bases on a Volpe error and two walks. The righthander worked his way out of trouble and settled down, giving up only two hits in his first four innings.

Stroman threw six innings (91 pitches/55 hits), gave up two hits, but walked three and struckout two batters. Wednesday was Stroman’s first scoreless outing since April 5, his second start of the season.

Lucas Weaver caused some traffic on the bases, but pitched two shutout innings. Caleb Ferguson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to end the game.

In total, the Twins hitters could only manage four hits against the Yankees’ arms.

Game MVP: Aaron Judge

The Yankee Captain sits firmly on the radiator. In the first two games of this series, Judge had five hits and drove in two RBI.


What’s next

The Yankees conclude their three-game series with the Twins on Thursday afternoon. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m

Clarke Schmidt (4-1, 2.95 ERA) will face off Joe Ryan (2-2, 3.21 ERA).



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