Judge keeps heating up with massive home run as Yankees pummel Luzardo, Marlins
MIAMI — Aaron Judge hit a 464-foot home run, rookie Anthony Volpe hit a three-run drive and the New York Yankees beat the Miami Marlins 9-4 Friday night.
Judge hit his 22nd homer and is batting .417 (5 for 12) with a double and two homers his past four games. The home run was the longest at Miami this season.
Volpe hit his 15th homer, putting the Yankees ahead with his second-inning shot off Jesús Luzardo’ (8-7).
Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes went back on the injured list because of a strained left rotator cuff. Randy Vásquez (2-1) allowed two runs and three hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Kyle Higashioka had three hits, including a two-run single in the ninth, and Gleyber Torres doubled, singled and drove in a run.
Miami’s Luis Arraez went 0 for 4, dropping his major league leading batting average to .366. Arraez is 1 for 12 since getting dropped from leadoff to second in the lineup.
Luzardo allowed seven runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. He is 0-2 with a 6.66 ERA in five starts since July 9.
Miami closed to 3-2 in the second off Ian Hamilton when Jesús Sánchez hit an RBI triple and scored on Jake Burger’s double.
Oswaldo Cabrera and Isaiah Kiner-Falefa hit consecutive RBI singles in the fourth for a 6-2 lead.
Jake Burger’s RBI double in the fourth and Josh Bell’s solo shot in the sixth pulled the Marlins to 7-4. Bell has three homers in his last two games.
Luis Arraez oiginally was credited with an infield single in the eighth but the Yankees succeeded on a video review to overturn the call by first base umpire Angel Hernández on the throw from Kiner-Falefa at shortstop to first baseman Jake Bauers. Hernández was reversed on three of four replays at first base during a 2018 playoff game between the Yankees and Red Sox.,
Former Marlins pitcher and 2003 World Series MVP Josh Beckett threw the ceremonial first pitch to ex-teammate Ivan Rodriguez. Beckett threw a complete game shutout against the Yankees in Game 6 to finish the Marlins’ second World Series title.
Marlins: LHP Steven Okert absorbed a 113 mph comebacker from Giancarlo Stanton above his left ankle in the ninth but finished the inning. . RHP Tommy Nance (right shoulder strain) is scheduled to have consecutive rehab outings with Double-A Pensacola Saturday and Sunday.
RHP Sandy Alcantara (4-10, 4.28) starts for the Marlins on Saturday.