Judge's monster homer leads Yanks to 5-1 win over Mariners

Posted July 23, 2017

An estimate from the Mariners had the Aaron Judge homer at 440 feet. The ball Judge hit nearly flew all the way out of Safeco Field, and the Yankees were pretty proud that even the Major League Baseball couldn't figure out how far it went.

An estimate from the Mariners had the homer at 440 feet.

The Yankees have taken the first two games in this series, winning 4-1 on Thursday and 5-1 on Friday.

The slide at Safeco comes even as the Mariners show improved play on the road. He appears to be shaking off the post-All Star break rust.

Maybe the Mariners' schedule in August, once viewed as brutal because it includes just seven home games in a 31-day stretch, won't be so bad.

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Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (7-9) has won two of his last four starts after a miserable stretch with six losses in eight outings.

DENVER - Pittsburgh rookie Josh Bell had a career-high four hits, Andrew McCutchen added three hits and reached base five times, and the surging Pirates beat Colorado 13-5. Saturday home games had been at 7:10 p.m. since mid-May.

CHICAGO - Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in St. Louis' nine-run eighth inning, and the Cardinals cooled off Chicago by a score of 11-4. The lefthander came in 6-1 with a 1.60 ERA in his previous eight starts. With two down, Robinson Cano drew a walk and went to third on Nelson Cruz' single off the wall in left. He remains second in the AL batting race but now trails Houston second baseman Jose Altuve (.352) by 14 points.

Former Yankee Ben Gamel led off with a double.

Judge drove in four runs on the night, leading the Yankees to a 5-1 win over the Mariners. It lasted 54 minutes because a computer problem wouldn't allow the roof to close during a rain storm. Sabathia pointed at the 22-year-old in appreciation. Many in the crowd of 44,381 got drenched before club officials solved the problem.