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The New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates staged an intense clash at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx in the first duel of their series on the New York field. The Buccaneers would go ahead with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning, but the Bronx mules would go up in the next. inning with RBI singles by Harrison Bader and José Treviño. The advantage would return to the ninth visitor thanks to a double by Jason Delay. However, a turn later, Harrison Bader would make it 4-3 for the locals with a single that would add two more lines.
Starting in the seventh inning, the Pirates would unleash their offense with a solo home run by Bryan Reynolds. Later, an RBI single by Reynolds and a three-run homer would give the visitors an overwhelming dominance of the game.
However, in the bottom of the ninth inning and with a count of three balls and a strike, Aaron Judge, who hadn’t had his best night, bounced the ball into center field. This would be the home run number 60 for the Californian, who equaled Babe Ruth’s figure as the second player in the American League with the most home runs in a season and came within a single home run of catching Roger Maris, who holds the record in said league. with 61 homers.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 21, 2022
As if that weren’t enough, the Yanks managed to knock the Pirates out with a grand slam from Giancarlo Stanton. The former Miami Marlins player hit a home run to left field that would score the Italian-American Anthony Rizzo, and the Venezuelans Gleyber Torres and Oswald Peraza to finish the commitment 9 runs for 8.