Judge homers twice to reach 57, Yankees beat Red Sox 7-6 in 10
BOSTON - Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 56th and 57th home runs, Gleyber Torres had a go-ahead three-run double in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Tuesday night.
Judge, playing in New York’s 142nd game, is four from tying the American League home run record Roger Maris set with the Yankees in 1961.
After going homerless in five games, Judge had a pair of of tying solo homers, off Nick Pivetta in the sixth and Garrett Whitlock in the eighth.
Judge has 10th multi-homer games this season, one shy of the AL record Hank Greenberg set in 1938, and 26 in his career. Judge’s three hits raised his average to .310, and he leads the major leagues in home runs and with 123 RBIs. Judge is hitting .310 with a 1.105 OPS. He has 32 RBIs in his last 38 games.
New York, which came from behind three times, reopened a six-game AL East lead, its largest since Sept. 1.
Torres broke a 4-4 tie in the 10th against Jeurys Familia (2-3). He has eight RBIs in his last three games after getting just three in his previous 14.
Clay Holmes (6-3) hit Reese McGuire with a pitch and got one out in the 10th, and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single that put runners at the corners.
Xander Bogaerts popped out to shallow and Peralta bounced a fastball for a run-scoring wild pitch. Devers struck out Devers on the seventh pitch of the at-bat, his first slider of the night, for his fourth save.
Rookie Triston Casas, McGuire and Bogaerts homered for Boston, which has lost eight of 14 to the Yankees this season.
Marwin Gonzalez hit the first of three tying homers for New York, a two-run drive in the third.
Pivetta allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out five.
New York’s Gerrit Cole struck out 10 over six innings, but was tagged for all three of Boston’s home runs over six innings.
Casas hit his first home run at Fenway Park, and McGuire hit his first home run this season.
Aaron Hicks pinch hit for Jose Trevino to open the 10th and drew a walk n Hicks’ first appearance since he was pulled midgame of the the Yankees loss Friday to Tampa Bay.
Yankees: Anthony Rizzo (headaches from epidural injection) took some swings during batting practice and could return for New York’s next series at Milwaukee, or at home next week when the Yankees host Pittsburgh. . LHP Aroldis Chapman (infected wound) pitched an inning in a rehab appearance for Double-A Somerset, giving up a hit, with two strikeouts and a walk. CF Harrison Bader (planter fasciitis in right foot) went hitless in three at bats and struck out twice.
Red Sox: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (right shoulder inflammation) threw batting practice. He has been on the injured list since Aug. 19.
Yankees IF/OF Tyler Wade was in Fenway Tuesday as part of the taxi squad, but was inactive. . ... OF Jasson Dominguez was promoted to Double-A Somerset and went 0 for 5. He hit .306 with six homers, 22 RBIs and 17 steals in 40 games at High-A Hudson Valley. The 19-year-old started the season at Class A Tampa.
Yankees LHP Nestor Cortes (9-4, 7.73 ERA) will make his 25th start of the season. He is 4-3 with a 3.72 ERA over his last 14 starts. Red Sox rookie RHP Bryan Bello (1-5-5.79) will make his first career appearance against New York. He has a 3.55 ERA in his last six outings, including four starts.