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Aaron Judge’s 54th homer propels Yankees past Twins

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  • Kyle Evans 

Aaron Judge crushed his 54th home run of the season, a go-ahead two-run blast, to lead the New York Yankees past the Minnesota Twins, 5-2, in the series opener on Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

With his homer, Judge is now seven away from tying Roger Maris’ American League record of 61.

Marwin Gonzalez and Isiah Kiner-Falefa also went deep, while Josh Donaldson chipped in with a run-scoring single.

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Jameson Taillon started on the mound and tossed five innings of two-run ball while walking two and striking out three.

The bullpen did a nice job as Greg Weissert, Wandy Peralta, and Clay Holmes all had scoreless appearances.

The Yankees will go for their third-straight win on Tuesday with Gerrit Cole on the hill. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.