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Judge, the reigning AL MVP, lined a line drive into the short left-field corridor in the sixth inning as he bounced back from an 8-4 loss on Friday night.
Later in the eighth, Judge may have saved a run for the Yankees with his speedy catch JD MartinezLiner 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 on to the ball and stayed upright while putting one foot in the bullpen, but Muncie was allowed to advance to second in the open as Judge was technically out of the game. Yankees manager Aaron Boone briefly argued the umpires’ 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 this high-profile interleague contest to the ninth inning.
Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole (7-0) was sharp back in his native Southern California, allowing a five-out strikeout with two walks and a run on David Peralta’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.