BALTIMORE – Yankees slugger Aaron Judge stamped his comeback with a long home run Saturday night at Camden Yards.
In his second game back off the injured list due to a right big toe sprain, Judge clubbed a two-run shot to center – estimated to have traveled 442 feet.
After flying out deep to center in his first at-bat, Judge connected on a 1-1 fastball by Wells. It was Judge’s first homer since June 3 at Dodger Stadium, in the same game he was injured.
Judge slammed his right foot into the concrete base of the wall while making a spectacular, game-saving catch. A day later, he was placed on the IL.
Judge was activated Friday, going 0-for-1 with three walks in the Yankees’ 1-0 loss to the AL East-leading Orioles.
After Friday’s game, Judge – who served as designated hitter – expressed his wish to play again Saturday, though manager Aaron Boone was contemplating giving him a rest.
Following a postgame chat, Boone chose to start Judge in right field on Saturday night.
Would the Yankees captain be rested for Sunday night’s series finale at Camden Yards?
“Maybe. Probably. But we’ll see,’’ said Boone. “We’ll get through today and see where we’re at.’’
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