Yankees, Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo
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The New York Yankees had a tough road trip earlier this week, losing a four-game series against the defending AL-East champions Baltimore Orioles. The offense was the main culprit of the loss, as Carlos Rodon single-handedly dropped the series finale with a 7-run blowout start.

However, the New York Yankees’ fortunes changed as soon as they stepped back in the Bronx on Friday. In a ninth-inning thriller, the Yanks produced a game-tying and tie-breaking run to clinch a 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. Interestingly, captain Aaron Judge was the only one who set the stage right for the following hitters.


Anthony Rizzo Hails Leader Aaron Judge For Setting The Tone In Yankees 2-1 Win Over Tigers!

Aaron Judge- Anthony Rizzo
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge & Anthony Rizzo. Source: Foxnews

New York Yankees were staring at a humiliating home defeat against the Detroit Tigers on Friday before the hitters witnessed a late surge in the ninth inning. A struggling captain, Aaron Judge, fortunately, hit a line drive to create a scoring opportunity. Later, Alex Verdugo followed his captain’s cue to run Judge to second before Giancarlo Stanton’s RBI leveled the scores. Furthermore, Anthony Rizzo fed on the momentum to run Verdugo home with a walk-off hit to break the tie as the Yanks saved the face in front of home fans. However, Rizzo refused to take credit for the win and hailed Aaron Judge for setting the tone right at the start.

Anthony Rizzo said that Aaron Judge is the Yankees leader and captain. He has always been a big part of the team’s offense, and when he gets going, the rest of the pack just follows. “Him getting on was a big exhale,” said Rizzo. The first baseman also added that the win over the Tigers was special as they managed to cross the finish line despite the hitting lineup not being at their best. These games matter a lot as they boost a unit’s confidence massively. Meanwhile, Yankee skipper Aaron Boone also lauded his boys for a sensational win, saying how he was gasping for breath throughout the ninth inning. Boone admitted that the past week has been slow for the team, and hence, they must find better ways to win. “You hope something like this can kind of ignite that fire a little bit and get the offense cranking,” said Boone.

Fans Gushes Over Anthony Rizzo’s Sensational Walk-Off Hit!

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Explosive first baseman Anthony Rizzo was absolutely fired up against the Detroit Tigers on Friday as he led the Yankees to a 2-1 thriller win with a walk hit in the ninth inning. With Alex Verdugo on third base, Rizzo drove a single to secure a walk of win for his team, and the fans were completely overjoyed.

As the Yankees animatedly celebrated the thriller win in the middle, the fans took to social media to shower praise on Rizzo and the entire hitting lineup for coming through in the final inning. After a horrific road trip, the fans had something to cheer up, and hence, they didn’t waste the opportunity to praise the team.

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