The Yankees turned to the Captain and the Kid when they were about to lose to a rising rival.
Tuesday night in The Bronx, the Yankees defeated the Orioles 6-5 after 10 innings thanks to a game-tying home run from Aaron Judge and a game-winning sacrifice fly from Anthony Volpe.
Judge hit his 14th home run of the year on a hanging splitter from star closer Felix Bautista to save the Yankees from a one-run deficit and force extra innings.
After Judge's eighth home run in nine games, manager Aaron Boone declared, "He's the best player in the world right now."
Judge can't possibly deliver each and every time, can he? Every time he steps up to the plate, Gerrit Cole (five innings, five runs) says, "It seems plausible."
What seems unbelievable to some has actually become the American League home run record holder's standard practice.
Regarding Judge's home run in the ninth inning, Volpe said, "I thought exactly what happened was going to happen." "He makes everything he does look simple."