NEW YORK — With Aaron Judge‘s return to the team looming, Cameron Maybin seems like the obvious roster cut to make room for the Yankee star. Maybin isn’t going quietly, however.
For the fourth straight game, Maybin homered as New York beat Tampa Bay, 6-3, as the Bombers extended their AL East lead to 2.5 games over their counterpart. The home run also extended the Yankees’ streak to an impressive 21 straight games with a round tripper.
Edwin Encarnacion later joined the homer party, hitting his first home run as a Yankee in the bottom of the eighth, off of Andrew Kittredge. His 22nd long ball of the year keeps him atop the AL home run leaderboard.