Aaron Judge’s strong September showing continued on Sunday, with two more home runs – leaving him one shy of the MLB rookie mark. Jaime Garcia didn’t make it through the third inning at Rogers Centre, and the Yankees were already in an eight-run hole before Judge connected for homers No. 47 and 48 on the year. On a warm afternoon, the Blue Jays finished the home portion of their schedule with a 9-5 victory, and a sellout crowd of 47,394 saluted slugger Jose Bautista (2-for-4, walk) who likely made his final appearance in a Toronto uniform. Just before Sunday’s first pitch, Bautista ran out to his right field position alone, backed by a loud standing ovation. The fans kept standing and cheering through Bautista’s at-bats, including an RBI single in Toronto’s four-run fourth inning off reliever Bryan Mitchell. With one out in the ninth, Bautista was subbed out of the game and the crowd responded with a prolonged standing ovation; he came out of the dugout for an encore, waving his cap and applauding the fans.
Judge closing in on rookie home run mark
North Jersey | Sep 24