All Rise for a Walk-Off

07/29/2022 All Rise for a Walk-Off

By: Jeff Yoder

Aaron Judge’s 39th Home Run is a Walk-Off Winner for Yankees

The season of Aaron Judge continues! The Yankees’ slugger delivered his 39th home run in the bottom of the 9th to break a 0-0 game and lift the Yanks over the Royals (1-0). New York was held to just one hit through eight innings thanks to Brady Singer’s 10 Ks, but Judge had the trump card. The league’s home-run leader (by far) continues to smash bombs almost every other night. Thursday’s walk-off was his third career walk-off homer, all of which have occurred this season.


MLB Home Run Race

Aaron Judge (NYY): 39

Kyle Schwarber (PHI): 32

Yordan Alvarez (HOU): 29

Austin Riley (ATL): 28

Pete Alonso (NYM): 26


Watch: Aaron Judge Hits Walk-Off Home Run for Yankees Win (1-0)


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Mancini’s Epic SendoffTrey Mancini scored a wild inside-the-park home run Thursday in the Orioles’ 3-0 shutout against the Rays. Mancini got a standing ovation from the crowd at Camden Yards. He’s expected to be traded by next week’s deadline.


Mets Get Busy: The New York Mets continued to be busy before the trade deadline, acquiring OF Tyler Naquin and LHP Phillip Diehl from the Reds in exchange for minor league prospects. New York made deals last week for Daniel Vogelbach and Michael Perez.


Dodgers on a MissionThe Yankees (67-33) may have been atop the MLB standings since the beginning of the season, but the Dodgers (66-32) are now one game back after a 13-0 rout of the Rockies. L.A. has won eight of their last ten.


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