The New York Yankees improved to 27-9 with a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night at Oriole Park.
Jameson Taillon got the start and allowed three runs on six hits over five innings while walking one and striking out two. Michael King followed him in relief and fired three shutout innings while striking out six. Aroldis Chapman picked up the save but did allow a run.
Aaron Judge led the offense, going 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI.
Judge opened the scoring in the first inning with an RBI double off the left-field wall.
After the Orioles plated a run in the second to tie the game, Judge put the Yankees back in the lead with a solo home run to right-center in the third.
Aaron Judge’s 13th home run of the season.
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The Orioles scored two in the fourth to retake the lead, but once again Judge answered. He blasted his second home run of the game over the wall in center in the fifth to tie the game.
Aaron Judge’s second home run of the game and 14th of the season.
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DJ LeMahieu put New York on top in the sixth with an RBI groundout.
The Yankees added a run in the seventh on a fielding error to make it 5-3.
Baltimore added a run in the ninth on a two-out RBI double.
Judge’s four-hit game was the third of his career. Gleyber Torres also had a multi-hit game while Josh Donaldson extended his on-base streak to 23 games.
The Yankees will send Gerrit Cole to the mound on Wednesday night as they look to win their ninth consecutive series. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.