In fact, Judge is the only player this season with any balls hit at over 119 miles per hour. Then he threw a cutter that Judge drove halfway up the seats in right-center, bringing down much of a house that sounded full of Yankees fans.
No, unusual as it sounded, this time they were for New York Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge, whose two-run homer in the eighth inning sent the Angels to a 5-3 loss in front of 36,245 and added another line to his already remarkable resume to start the season.
Until then, each team will do its best to be in contention when the next series between these AL East foes gets under way. They outscored Baltimore 38-8 in the three-game series and have outscored opponents 55-9 in their last five games, all wins. He has lost five straight starts during the worst stretch of his career, charged with 27 runs in 22 2/3 innings including 11 home runs.
The only good news for the Orioles about their 14-3 loss to the New York Yankees is that they won't have to face the Yankees - or see rookie slugger Aaron Judge - again until the first week in September. The right-hander allowed five runs in the first, and equaled a career high by walking six batters and didn't strike out any.
ST. LOUIS - Dexter Fowler wiped out a 2-0 deficit with a three-run homer in the fifth inning that sent St. Louis to a win over Philadelphia.
"Probably more me than them".
After Chase Headley walked and moved up on a wild pitch, Chris Carter hit an RBI single. He retired 17 of his final 18 hitters, helped by Trey Mancini's fifth-inning lineout to drawn-in shortstop Didi Gregorius, pinning a runner at third. He was ideal until walking Mark Trumbo to begin the fifth, and all of Severino's strikeouts came on swings.
Subbing for injured centre fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, Hicks opened the sixth with a go-ahead homer into The Judge's Chambers section at the back of the lower level of right-field bleachers, where fans dressed in black robes rejoiced.
NY has some great power this year. Judge hit another home run in the seventh inning, for an American League-leading 21 round-trippers. It was his third career multihomer game and second this year.
"I think our guys realize it's special to watch", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's been huge for us". It also restored the Yankees' two-run lead after they gave up a 3-1 edge in the seventh.
"I just slowed my tempo down, let my arm get up, just throwing the ball", Montgomery said. After a single and two walks loaded the bases with one out, Sandy Leon struck out.
Gausman gave up eight hits, seven runs and walked six in 3 1/3 innings. That's the longest streak in the majors since St. Louis went nine games in August 2007.
- After their implosion versus the Yankees, the Orioles starting rotation has now posted a woeful 7.10 ERA over their last 13 contests.
Orioles: C Welington Castillo (testicular injury) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to the game. Baltimore added RHPs Logan Verrett and Jimmy Yacobonis from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned RHP Stefan Crichton to Norfolk. All-Star 3B Manny Machado sat out for the second consecutive game.
Orioles third. J.J. Hardy doubles to deep left field.
"You certainly don't go into it with rose-colored glasses or blinders", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Tampa Bay went ahead 5-4 when Corey Dickerson hit a sacrifice fly on the next pitch. Bummer. On the plus side, they still won the ballgame by a score of 5-3 and secured their sixth win in a row. At 31-30, they're one game over.500 for the first time since Opening Day. He has been on the DL since May 14 with rotator cuff inflammation. NY is also 5-1 in Sabathia's last six Tuesday starts, and 5-2 in Sabathia's last seven road starts.
Blue Jays 4, Mariners 0: Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with three RBIs, J.A. Happ rediscovered the form that made him a 20-game victor last season with six shutout innings, and Toronto beat Seattle.