The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge’s latest mighty homer soared deep into left field, giving the Bronx one last jolt on a frigid night.
Until next time, Yankee Stadium.
Judge hit a homer to more than halfway up the bleachers, Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 9-1 Wednesday to wrap a superb homestand.
New York went 8-1 over its first stretch in the Bronx this season, its most wins in a homestand since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009. The Yankees have the major leagues’ best home winning percentage since last July 17 at .702 (33-14). They started 1-4 but have won nine of 10 since. New York was 8-14 last April.
“A lot of energy in this stadium this whole homestand, and I think we just kind of fed off that,” Judge said.
Judge followed Starlin Castro’s three-run shot in the fifth with his long drive for the Yankees’ first back-to-back homers of the season. Chase Headley hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Aaron Hicks also went deep to give New York a season-high four home runs.