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Judge launches go-ahead home run in ninth to lift Yanks over Orioles

It wasn’t too late for the Yankees to “All Rise.” Aaron Judge connected for a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning, reclaiming the lead and powering an 8-6 victory over the Orioles on Thursday evening at Camden Yards.

Judge’s titanic blast off right-hander Cole Sulser was the slugger’s third career go-ahead homer in the ninth inning or later. It came after Pedro Severino hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Jonathan Loaisiga, with the right-hander in his third inning of relief following a rain delay of one hour and 34 minutes.

The late rally secured the Yankees’ 18th consecutive win over the O’s, marking New York’s third-longest winning streak versus a single opponent in franchise history. The Yanks have won 17 straight games at Camden Yards, a franchise-record road winning streak.

New York built an early lead as Luke Voit connected for his first career grand slam in a five-run first inning, a drive off left-hander John Means that cleared the left-center-field fence. Giancarlo Stanton also notched a run-scoring single in the first inning, part of a three-hit performance, as the Bombers staked left-hander J.A. Happ to a healthy cushion.

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