Aaron Judge He became the second-fastest player to hit 200 home runs in major tournaments as the New York Yankees doubled an 8–2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
DJ LeMahieu hit a home run and added a single, and Matt Carpenter hit his 15th home run. 40 games for New Yorkwho scored his third victory after losing in pairs against his hometown of Metz.
The American League’s leading Yankees have won seven consecutive meetings with the Royals and 10 of their last 11.
Whit Merrifield doubled in the third inning for 1,000 career hits. Venezuelan Salvador Perez became a victim for members of the royal family, who, however, suffered a fifth defeat in a row.
The referee, who on Friday became the first Major player to reach 40 homers this season hit the ball with a foul in front of two curves from starter Jonathan Heasley before finding a 2-2 score to send the ball to the spaces between right and center field.
The two-run blast came in the second inning. It was one of Judge’s two hits and also received a couple of tickets.
Cuban Nestor Courts (9-3) allowed two attempts in five innings. He gave up five outs and turned in a couple of tickets.
He has a 2.60 ERA in five starts in July.
Heasley (1-6), who missed 17 games with right shoulder tendonitis, allowed six runs in three innings and one third. He made his first start on 9 July.
For the Venezuelan royals Pres 3-0 with one streak scored, Maiquel López 3-1 with one streak scored.
At the Yankees, Venezuelan player Gleyber Torres leads the score 5-1 with one goal scored.