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Bam and a slam! Judge ties Ruth with 60 HR’s; Stanton walks it off in a grand Yankees finish!

BRONX, N.Y. — Aaron Judge lit the match and Giancarlo Stanton launched a molotov cocktail. When it was all said and done, history was made and the New York Yankees walked off the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-8, with a classic ninth inning finish.

Initially, it looked like we would be talking about this as the Harrison Bader game. Bader had himself a solid Yankee debut, going 2-for-4, driving in three, and scoring a run. Yet, the Yankee bullpen seemingly coughed up the lead at every turn until Aroldis Chapman in the ninth.

In all, it set the stage for a dramatic home half of the ninth, with the Bronx Bombers trailing 8-4.

Leading off the frame, facing Wil Crowe, Judge cranked a 3-1 sinker deep into the leftfield stands to pump some life back into the Bronx faithful. Judge responded to the Stadium crowd by taking a curtain call for home run No. 60 of the season. Judge became the third American League player and Yankee to reach 60+ home runs in a season, joining Roger Maris and Babe Ruth. Oh, by the way, at night’s end, Judge also found himself in the lead for the AL triple crown.

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As the inning continued, Anthony Rizzo doubled to center. Gleyber Torres coaxed a walk. Josh Donaldson singled to right to set the table for Stanton.

On a 2-2 changeup, Stanton swatted a missile grand slam to left for the walk-off winner!

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