NEW YORK – Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run and Giancarlo Stanton This was followed by a game-ending Grand Slam that ended a stunning five-run, ninth-inning rally by the New York Yankees that defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8 on Tuesday night.
The referee moved to one of Roger Maris’ American League records when he turned on the sinker from a right-hander. Will Crow (5-10) leading the half and driving 430 feet into the left field stands to take New York to 8-5.
The referee took a rare break, prompted by his teammates.
“I really didn’t want to do it,” he said.
Judge called Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs for the 1927 Yankees, setting a major league record that stood for 34 years. It came from a pitcher whose great-great-grandfather, Hall of Famer Red Ruffing, was Ruth’s Yankees teammate in the 1930s.
“He did what he had to do with him,” Crowe said, “it’s 3-1, I’m not going to bet him. I felt like I wanted to follow him. Started, returned. He made a good shot on a bad pitch.”
Anthony Rizzo doubled, Gleyber Torres walked and Josh Donaldson allocated for loading bases. Stanton, mired in a 9-of-72 slump, replaced half a dozen rows with left-hand seats to spark wild celebration among the remaining 40,157-strong crowd at Yankee Stadium.
Stanton’s low drive was measured at 118 mph.
“I’m a little crazy,” said Judge. “This is Giancarlo Stanton’s signature 10-foot laser.”
Roger Maris Jr. and Kevin Maris, the former player’s sons, were both on hand. Each time the referee approached the plate, specially marked balls were used. Fans in the far places stood, and many moaned with each ball in violation of the rules.
Aroldis Chapman (3-3) pitched 1-2-3 ninth.
Rodolfo Castro — a player suspended for a Major League Baseball game last month after a cell phone flew out of his pocket while sliding headfirst — followed by a three-point homer against Clay Holmes.
Holmes, an All-Star who slipped in the second half, played against his former team for the first time.
Harrison Bader he had a couple of good singles and had three runs in his Yankees debut. First baseman Anthony Rizzo made a key error that led to a four-run eighth inning for the already eliminated Pirates.
Reynolds also made a three-base error from a dropped fly in center, one of only two errors by a team that leads the major leagues with 108.-
Nestor Cortes stopped the leg twice in a double swing, reaching Reynolds in the third, but lost once to the center.
Former Yankees 3B player Charlie Hayes, who won the 1996 World Series Final, threw the ceremonial first pitch to his Pirates 3B son. Ke’Bryan Hayes.
Pittsburgh promoted six players to Triple-A Indianapolis after finishing the season in Double-A Altoona: RHP Quinn Priester and Colin Selby, 2B-C-OF Andy Rodriguez, INF Aaron Shackelford, 3B Malcolm Nunez, OF Matt Gorski. “Now we have 10 more days of bats and we can get them,” said manager Derek Shelton. “The loss of 2020 was vital for organizations like ours. The more reps we can get, the better.”
Yankees: RHP Frankie Montaz received a second cortisone injection in his sore right shoulder and switched to a 15-day IL backdated to Saturday. … PD Zach Britton (Tommy John Surgery) broke the one-punch inning for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his eighth rehab outing. RHP Miguel Castro (tense shoulder) introduced the RailRiders to a no-hit pitch.
PHILADELPHIA – Matt Virling there were five hits, including a game-winning RBI single in the 10th to rally the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
JT Realmuto A home run when Philadelphia snapped a five-game losing streak by 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for last place in the wild card NL.
“It’s not much better than that,” Wierling said. “Definitely needed. We practiced all night.”
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a homer with three runs for the Blue Jays, who lead the AL standings.
Wierling hit a 1-1 chopper in the middle past five Blue Jays in the infield, then raised his right fist high in the air and ran to first before his teammates surrounded him between first and second. The celebration became so noisy that one of his teammates ripped off Wierling’s shirt.
“It ruptured,” Wierling said. “Three buttons fell off. I hope they give me another one.”
Blue Jays loaded bases with one out in the top 10 against Andrew Bellatti (4-3). But Teoscar Hernandez lined up sharply on second baseman Segura, who came in second to double the score. Bradley Zimmer.
The night after combining 29 runs in a game in which the Blue Jays recorded 21 hits, including 10 for extra bases, in an 18–11 win, that game was scoreless for seven innings. After Whit Merrifield led eighth with a lone shortstop, Stott made a key mistake in shooting for George SpringerOrdinary earthling. Guerrero made the Phillies pay by having a 1-0, 99 mph sinker for Serantoni Dominguez into places on the left for his 30th homer, extending his hitting streak to 14 straight games.
Realmuto led eighth with a solo left from Yimi Garcia, Philadelphia came within striking distance of Guthrie’s RBI single with two outs to the right and Kyle Schwarber linked it to the single immediately Jordan Romano.
Starter Blue Jays Kevin Gausman gave up five hits, landing eight and passing two in six innings.
“Unfortunately we lost, but we’ll just keep playing good baseball,” Gausman said. “It will happen. This is baseball. Thai time of the year, you don’t want to stop at anything. Let’s move on to the next game.”
Starter Phillies Zach Wheeler was withdrawn after four innings in his first outing since August 20 due to right forearm tendinitis. Sai Young, the 2021 NL runner-up, looked like the former, giving up two hits, throwing three hits and going none while throwing 58 innings.
“I felt good, I felt strong, I felt healthy,” Wheeler said.
Noah Sindergaardacquired by the trade deadline, came on for Wheeler and gave up three hits in two innings in his second substitute appearance in his 145th career game.
Guerrero is hitting .306 with three homers and seven RBIs during his hitting streak.
Bryce Harper has struggled since returning on August 26 after a two-month absence with a broken left thumb and is now hitting .220 with two homers and 10 RBIs since his return after going 0-for-5 with a couple of strikeouts.
Phyllis: OF Brandon Marsh was out of lineup at night after suffering a bruised left knee after crashing into a wall on the left center.
Blue Jays: Tampa Bay open four games Thursday. RHP Jose Berrios (11-5, 4.99) starts in Toronto. The Rays have not announced their starter.
Phillies: Four-game home series against Atlanta begins Thursday, with LHP Ranger Suarez (9-5, 3.53) taking on LHP Braves Max Fried (13-6, 2.52).