Aaron Judge went his fourth straight game without a homer on Saturday as his 61st home run would have tied Roger Maris’ AHL record.
The New York Yankees still defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-5 for their sixth straight win.
“Even for the creme de la creme, a lot of things have to come together to get a result,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.
“As long as he continues to have good at-bats and good hitting decisions, it will happen sooner rather than later. »
Judge was 0 for 3 with a walk.
He was thrown out on a call by the umpire at the plate in the first and out of first base in the seventh.
Between the two of them, he was thrown out with the ball in center court and the shot went through.
Judge hit his 60th homer on Tuesday. Since then, he has gone 3-for-13 with two doubles, five shutouts and six strikeouts.
The umpire showed frustration with first baseman Chris Conroy’s call in the seventh.
The packed house of 47,611 didn’t like it either, but the call wasn’t disputed. The type of unbridled swing in question is very often prescribed as a swing.
Judge was scheduled to be the next batter in the eighth when Jose Trevino was the last out of the inning, grounding out.
Anthony Rizzo broke a 5-5 deadlock with a two-run homer off John Schreiber (3-4) in the seventh.
Rizzo tied his personal high with 32 homers in a season. He achieved this total on four occasions.
New York has lost just twice in 12 games.
After Sunday’s game against Boston, the Yankees will play in Toronto Monday through Wednesday.
The author of two hits, Xander Bogaerts, stole the American’s best hitting from Judge (.315 against .314).
Judge leads major league baseball with 128 RBIs.
He has a chance to win the Triple Crown, last seen in 2012 (Miguel Cabrera).
Oswaldo Cabrera and Gleyber Torres also hit long balls for the winners.
Triston Casas and Reese McGuire came home in a lost cause.
The Red Sox have gone on a run in their last four games.
A rookie first baseman, Casas exchanged a few words with Judge in the fifth, when the hitter had four strikes.
“Basically, I just wanted to tell him that I really like watching him play,” said Casas, who is 22. He is doing something very special. He’s a really good guy. »
The winning pitcher was reliever Lucas Luetge (4-4).
Sunday’s starting pitchers will be Brayan Bello and Nestor Cortes.
Mets 4 – Athletics 10:
NYM: Pete Alonso hit his 38th homer, Mark Vientos the first.
OAK: Conner Capel drove in four runs in five at bats. In the 5th inning, he scored his second goal of the season.
Guardians 4 – Rangers 2:
KEY : Oscar Gonzalez scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season. Cal Quantrill allowed just one earned run in six innings on the mound.
text: Rangers starter Glenn Otto allowed just one earned run and three hits in five and two-thirds innings.
Astros 11 – Orioles 10:
HOO: Yuli Gurriel broke the tie with a single that drove in two runs in the 9th inning.
BALL: Rougned Odor drove in three runs, including one with a solo homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to cut the Astros’ deficit to 11-10.
Angels 4 – Gemini 8:
LAA: The Angels committed three defensive errors.
MIN: Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs.
Mariners 6 – Royals 5:
SEA: Cal Raleigh drove in three runs including his 25th homer of the season.
KC: Vinnie Pasquantino scored his 9th of the season, good for two runs, in the first inning
Tigers 7-White Sox 2:
TED: Harold Castro and Javier Baez scored twice and scored three runs, respectively.
CHI: Eloy Jimenez and Gavin Sheets hit their 15th long ball of the season in the 4th inning.