"MVP!" it was for their own Mike Trout.
No, unusual as it sounded, this time they were for New York Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge, whose two-run homer in the eighth inning sent the Angels to a 5-3 loss in front of 36,245 and added another line to his already remarkable resume to start the season.
Blackmon leads the Rockies with a.338 batting average and 53 RBI, while Reynolds is the top man in the Rockies' lineup with 17 home runs. The Yankees had Aaron Hicks on second base after a double with one out.
Norris fell behind in the count 2-0 before grooving a 91 miles per hour fastball over the middle of the plate, and Judge hammered it at least 10 rows into the seats in right-center field.
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The homer was Judge's MLB-best 20th, in 58 games.
The weekend featured a 1.1 inning start from right-hander Chris Tillman June 10 and the 16 runs by the Yankees were the most the Orioles allowed in almost five years. Baltimore is 6-12 in its last 18 games and was held to two runs or fewer for the 11th time in 16 games. Given how hot New York's bats are, there's more value in the over.
"The sky is the limit when he makes contact, that's the bottom line, " manager Joe Girardi said. Tanaka will now start the first game of the Angels series Monday in Anaheim. During that stretch, Tanaka has lost five games while allowing 27 runs in 22.2 innings pitched.
Ivan Nova pitched six shutout innings, Elias Diaz drove in two runs and the Pirates beat Jeff Locke and the Marlins. Odor's solo homer in the seventh came on the final pitch from Nationals starter Tanner Roark (6-3).
Orioles: Wade Miley (2-3, 3.27) tries to halt Baltimore's four-game losing streak Monday night in Chicago as he takes the mound in the opener of a four-game set against the White Sox.
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Dellin Betances would be asked to get a four-out save and get a four-out save he did.
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Kole Calhoun homered for the Angels. The home run put Judge in the record books as the home run became the hardest-hit home run of the newly minted Statcast era. As center fielder Curtis Granderson took a casual approach to the ball, Swanson never let up as he rounded first base and slid head-first into second. Heller was 2-3 with a 2.60 ERA in 20 relief appearances for the RailRiders this season.
Young delivered the biggest blow, snapping a 6-6 tie by depositing a slider from Michael Feliz (2-1) into the right-field seats.
The Yankees took the lead in the fifth inning, and knocked Meyer out of the game in the process.
One day after hitting a 495-foot homer in the Bronx, Judge hit a majestic 438-foot shot on the opposite coast for his fourth homer in three games and the 22nd of his spectacular rookie season.
The 25-year-old Judge leads all American League players in fan voting for starting spots in the All-Star Game.
Holliday hit a three-run homer in the fourth and Judge added a two-run double in the fifth.
Yet, as he watched Aaron Judge dominate big-league pitching across the first 10 weeks of the season "Mr. October" proposed switching places.
Russell and Kyle Schwarber connected for back-to-back homers off Jordan Lyles (0-2) in the sixth inning. The Angels selected OF Jordon "Jo" Adell in the first round of the draft, the 10th player picked overall. Yankees RHP Ben Heller was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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