Aaron Judge says there was no fan interference on Martinez home run

Aaron Judge says there was no fan interference on Martinez home run

While his Yankees squad came up just short in last year's ALCS, Girardi believes this year's team is the best in all of Major League Baseball.

"I ran into [the fan], but once it gets past that line, it's fair game, " Judge said. It's you're coming to work every day to grind the other team down and they've done a great job of that. "Kind of hoping that we can nearly slow them down in a sense". The attitude, the focus.

"For me, it's like, 'Oh, God, here we go again, '" Cora said. Kelly then bounced a wild pitch off catcher Christian Vazquez.

Boston overcame a bullpen meltdown as J.D. Martinez smacked a solo home run in the top of the eighth to retake the lead and avoid a three-game series sweep. Through 57 at-bats, Torres is batting.333 with two home runs, 11 RBI and eight runs.

After getting nothing from spring training free agent signee Neil Walker for a month, the veteran switch-hitter has been a rally-starting machine over the last week as a first baseman and pinch-hitter. He trails only Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez (1.41 ERA) and teammate Chris Sale (2.18 ERA).

The home run wound up being the difference in the game.

"Their at-bats after the seventh inning are awesome", Cora said of the Yankees" knack for comeback victories. He allowed only one hit and walked three.

Girardi has also been impressed with the play of 21-year-old Gleyber Torres in his first big league action.

And making all this instant success sweeter is the Yankees' 16-1 record since his call-up from Triple-A on April 22.

With AP Photos.J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking home run against Dellin Betances leading off the eighth inning, just beyond Aaron Judge's reach at the right-field wall, and the Boston Red Sox rebounded after wasting a four-run lead to beat NY 5-4 and send the Yankees to only their second loss in 19 games.

There were some very impatient Yankees fans ranting on social media about rookie Aaron Boone being a bad hire during the club's 9-9 start.

There even was some complaining that Boone lost the clubhouse already. "And I'm not saying that because they won 17 of 18".

But the Yankees tied the score in the seventh after loading the bases with one out against Heath Hembree.

J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking home run against Dellin Betances leading off the eighth inning, just beyond Aaron Judge's reach at the right-field wall, and the Red Sox escaped NY with the victory that handed the Yankees only their second loss in 19 games.

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