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Judge, the American League MVP, lined a line drive into the short left-field corridor in the sixth inning as he bounced back from an 8-4 loss Friday night in the opener of a high-profile interleague series.
Later in the eighth, Judge may have saved a run for the Yankees with his speedy catch JD MartinezThe liner is in the right-field corner Max Muncy On the first floor and nobody out. Judge made the catch immediately before the bull ran into the door, which opened partially as he struck it.
Judge hung onto the ball and stayed upright while putting one foot in the bullpen, but Muncie was allowed to advance to second because Judge had technically left the field. Yankees manager Aaron Boone briefly argued the umpire’s decision to send Muncie to second.
The Yankees led 5-3 at the time of Judge’s catch and reliever time Michael King He retired the Dodgers’ next two batters to send the game into the ninth inning.
Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole (7-0) bounced back sharply in his native Southern California, striking out five with two walks and allowing just one run. David PeraltaIn’s bloop RBI single. He was pulled after a season-low 80 pitches, apparently due to a cramp.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.