Yankees’ Aaron Judge is in the form of his life and looks certain to reach the record of hitting 64 homers in the ongoing season. In a game against Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Judge hit his 53rd home run of the season, helping his team guide to victory. Judge sliced both New York’s runs in the 2-1 win at the Tropicana Field.

Aaron Judge Hit 53rd Homerun As Yankees Defeat Rays!

Sunday’s game against the Rays had to be won by the Yankees in order to stop Tampa Bay from winning the league. The New York slugger put his friends in a knapsack and led the club to victory. Following his second consecutive day-to-day home run on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, Aaron Judge blasted a career-high 53 home runs this season. The Yankees won the series finale by 2-1, earning a much-needed victory.

Starting pitcher Shawn Armstrong of the Tampa Bay Rays threw an inside sinker at 94 mph. The fastball was turned on by Judge and sailed into left field’s upper shelf, giving the Yankees a quick 1-0 lead. Judge exceeded his previous single-season high for home runs in 2017. Now, with five weeks left in the regular season, Judge has a good chance of winning his first MVP title. Most bookies presently have him listed as the obvious favorite in the race of the title.

That 1-0 Shawn Armstrong sinker traveled 450 feet and reached a speed of 115.3 mph off the bat of Judge. There was nothing cheap about it, as there usually is with Judge clout. Additionally, it is Judge’s fourth home run in the past six contests. He was responsible for all three runs scored by the Yankees during this weekend’s three-game series with the Rays. The 30-year-old also hit a home run on Saturday, preventing the Rays from putting the Yankees on the ropes for the second time.

Frankie Montas Delivers Big For The Bombers!

In the same game against the Rays, the New York Yankees needed a solid start at the beginning. Meanwhile, luckily for the team, Frankie Montas stood up to the occasion. In his best start since being acquired in a trade from the A’s in July. Frankie Montas came through for the Yankees, hurling five scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory over the Rays. On Sunday, the right-hander, whose first five outings for the Yankees had an ERA of 7.01, significantly improved. 

He required 93 pitches to complete his appearance despite only allowing one hit and no walks. Later, Lou Trivino came in to pitch a scoreless sixth. On the other hand, Anthony Rizzo chose to stay in New York after receiving an epidural this past week. Boone stated that he was still hoping for Rizzo to participate in baseball drills on Monday and possibly return to the lineup on Wednesday.

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