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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets during the fourth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets during the fourth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge smashed a home run into the third deck at Citi Field during Wednesday's game against the Mets. 

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a two run double against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a two run double against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Didi Gregorius came through with a two-run double in the seventh to give the Yankees the lead for good, as they beat the Mets, 5-3, on Wednesday night at Citi Field. >> box score


Making his third start since being traded to the Yankees, Jaime Garcia was charged with three runs on five hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.

The Yankees fell behind early but quickly tied things up in the second on Garrett Cooper's ground out. In the fourth Aaron Judge hit a home run into the third deck in left field for his AL-leading 37th roundtripper. 

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(AP)

Young slugger Aaron Judge makes his Citi Field debut Wednesday night when the Yankees play the Mets, but he will be met by fellow All-Star Michael Conforto, whose star-making 2017 is quickly climbing the list of best Mets seasons ever.

Still just 24 years old, Conforto began his third MLB season looking to put aside the memory of his disappointing sophomore effort -- and he has succeeded in a big way. His .957 OPS is 10th-best in baseball and is the seventh-best season mark in Mets history, alongside such names as Mike Piazza, David Wright, and Darryl Strawberry. He trails Judge's 1.029 mark for 2017, but is rapidly closing the gap -- and hasn't had the luxury of playing in cozy Yankee Stadium, nor the luxury of playing at his natural position.

Once scouted as a 15-to-20 home run bat, Conforto has found his power stroke in a way few Mets his age ever have. With six weeks of baseball left, he has knocked 26 home runs, tying David Wright's 2006 total for fifth-most among Mets under 25. He should easily smash the record of 30, also held by Wright. And Conforto is only getting better as the season heats up, with 12 home runs in the second half...

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Yankees defeat Mets 4-2 in Bronx 00:01:59
SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium where the Yankees defeated the Mets 4-2 in the first game of their four-game Subway Series.

Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez each hit solo home runs to power the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Mets on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


With the game tied at 2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Hicks crushed Hansel Robles' 1-1 fastball to deep right field to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Sanchez added an insurance run later in the inning with a solo home run off Erik Goeddel.

The Yankees trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Judge slugged his American League-leading 36th home run of the season, his second in the month of August, to tie the game.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) in action against the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) in action against the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts during Sunday night's loss to the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. 

During the three-game series against Boston, Judge struck out six times in 10 at-bats. 

"In my first at-bat, I got a walk off Sale. The next two at-bats he struck me out, but he throws two [different] sliders on the corner, he paints a fastball in, he throws a fastball up," Judge told reporters after the game. "You're battling and it's grinding, but I feel good at the plate."

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Yankees on 3-2 loss to Boston 00:00:53
Joe Girardi and Aroldis Chapman discuss Sunday night's 3-2 loss to the Red Sox in heartbreaking fashion

Tommy Kahnle allowed a go-ahead RBI single to Andrew Benintendi in the top of the 10th inning after Aroldis Chapman blew a one-run lead in the ninth inning as the New York Yankees lost their second straight game to the Boston Red Sox, 3-2, Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


After the Yankees took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning on Todd Frazier's sac fly, Chapman surrendered a game-tying solo home run to Red Sox 20-year-old rookie Rafael Devers in the top of the ninth.

In the top of the 10th, Chapman hit Jackie Bradley Jr. and walked Eduardo Nunez with one out before he was pulled in favor of Kahnle, who walked Mookie Betts and gave up Benintendi's RBI single.

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Aaron Judge smacked his league-leading 34th homer of the season in the Yankees 7-3 win over the Tigers on Monday night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Aaron Judge smacked his league-leading 34th homer of the season in the Yankees 7-3 win over the Tigers on Monday night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Yankees and the rest of Major League Baseball will have nicknames on the backs of special jerseys during "Players Weekend" from Aug. 25-27 as the team plays the Marniners at Yankee Stadium.

The jerseys will feature "Yankees" written across the front with grey caps also being worn.

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(Andrew Villa)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge, whose average has dipped to .299 after reaching a season-high of .347 on June 12, thinks his current slump boils down to one simple thing.

"I'm just missing my pitch," Judge said Wednesday, according to the NY Daily News. "When you get your pitch, you can't miss it, especially in this league. That's the only difference I'm seeing. I'm getting my pitch and not capitalizing on it, and when that happens, you get down 0-1, 0-2 and you start swinging at their best pitch."

Judge, whose signs of regression started before the All-Star Break, hit .230 with a .364 OBP and .483 SLG in July. He has just five hits in his last 33 at-bats, two of which were home runs.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees' win 00:01:30
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the action from the Yankees' 7-3 victory over the Tigers as he gets the players' reactions after the game.

Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 34th home run of the season while Chase Headley and Todd Frazier both drove in two runs as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Judge had been in the middle of a 3-for-23 slump when he hit his fourth home run since the All-Star break, while Headley recorded three hits.

Headley's two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead, and Frazier followed with a two-run single that made it 4-1. Judge's fifth-inning home run gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead.

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Sonny Gray dealt to Yankees 00:06:08
John Harper discusses the trade the Yankees made which landed Sonny Gray from the Athletics in exchange for prospects.

The Yankees acquired RHP Sonny Gray from the Athletics in exchange for minor league INF Jorge Mateo, OF Dustin Fowler and RHP James Kaprielian, the teams announced Monday afternoon.

While Yankees GM Brian Cashman said outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Gleyber Torres were among New York's untouchable prospects, Athletics GM Billy Beane instead asked for a package revolving around outfielder Estevan Florial, who played in this year's Futures Game, or Mateo, WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports.

Oakland preferred Florial to Mateo, however the Yankees added Kaprielian, their first-round pick from 2015, to the deal as a concession, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. The Yankees will also receive $1.5 million in international signing bonus pool money.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, James Kaprielian, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Oakland Athletics
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks, Tanaka 00:02:00
Sweeny Murti reports on Masahiro Tanaka's stellar outing and the power surge coming from the outfield since the All-Star break

Masahiro Tanaka lost his perfect game bid with two outs in the sixth inning and the Yankees clubbed three homers as they beat the Rays, 5-1, on Friday night at Yankee Stadium >> Box score


Tanaka was dominant, striking out a career-high 14 batters while allowing one run on two hits and walking none.

Brett Gardner's leadoff homer in the first inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead, and Aaron Judge's solo shot in the fourth inning made it 2-0. Clint Frazier's three-run shot with two outs in the second inning extended the Yankees' lead to 5-0.

Lucas Duda's solo homer off Tanaka in the seventh inning cut the Yankees' lead to 5-1.

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(Andy Marlin)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge chipped his tooth while celebrating Brett Gardner's walkoff homer against the Rays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

During the celebration, Judge was hit in the mouth by a helmet. He is expected to play on Friday, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

After the game, the Yankees had a staff member on the field looking for Judge's tooth.

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JRSportBrief: Get Sonny Gray! 00:01:21
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR explains why the Yankees should trade for Oakland pitcher Sonny Gray.

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The Yankees are in heavy pursuit of starting pitching help - currently the weakest link on the roster - with Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray at the top of their wish list. The issues are the prospect cost and reports that there are as many as six other teams scouting the 27-year-old.

They could land the hurler (or a fallback option), and still have some significant problems to deal with as they try to maintain grip on a playoff spot...

 

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Jul 21, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits an RBI-sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)
Jul 21, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits an RBI-sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)

Aaron Judge hit his 31st home run of the year and had four RBIs in the Yankees' 5-1 win over the Mariners on Friday.

Judge's three-run home run off Mariners' starter Andrew Moore was his first since July 7, snapping a 10-game homerless streak. He added a sacrifice fly in the third inning.

Judge hit 47 home runs in the home run derby earlier this month, becoming the first rookie to win it outright. In 93 games for the Yankees this season, Judge is hitting .313 with 31 homers, 72 RBI, and 13 doubles.

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Aaron Judge rounds the bases after hitting a home run in Seattle  (Joe Nicholson (USA Today))
Aaron Judge rounds the bases after hitting a home run in Seattle (Joe Nicholson (USA Today))

Aaron Judge hit his 31st home run and CC Sabathia allowed one run over five innings in the Yankees' 5-1 win against the Mariners on Friday night in Seattle. >> Box Score


After allowing a first-inning run, Sabathia settled in to quiet the Mariners' offense for the remainder of his outing to earn his ninth win of the year. 

Judge hit a blast to left field in the fifth inning to drive in Brett Gardner and Gary Sanchez. He would finish with four RBIs on the night. 

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What is behind Judge's slump? 00:04:02
The DNL panel debates what they believe is causing Aaron Judge's recent slump and discuss how the outfielder can return to top form.

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When a player enters the second half of the season having won the previous three American League Rookie of the Week awards and a Player of the Month award, along with an MLB-best 30 home runs, anything short of his spectacular numbers would seem to be a slump.

Add in a recent appearance in the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby, and Aaron Judge had the narrative set against him.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a two run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a two run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson)

Not just relying on his big frame, Aaron Judge has worked to develop an advanced approach at the plate to reach a high level of success this season, writes Billy Witz for the New York Times

"It's a project," Judge said. "Ever since I got drafted by the Yankees, I've been working on my swing. So it's just a culmination of all those things, and I'm finally starting to see some results."

Accoring to Witz, it has been subtle tweaks that have helped Judge the most this year, like reducing a leg kick in his stride and placing more weight on his back leg. According to former Yankees catcher and current Astro Brian McCann, Judge's ability to stay balanced has been a huge help to the slugger this year. He's also improved his ability to hit breaking pitches. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

New York's offense was shut out for the first time all season as the Yankees lost Game 2 of a doubleheader to the Boston Red Sox, 3-0, Sunday night at Fenway Park. >> Box score


Despite recording seven hits off David Price, the Yankees went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, leaving two runners stranded in the first and seventh innings.

Aaron Judge went 0-for-4 and was robbed of a two-run home run in the eighth inning when Jackie Bradley Jr. leaped and caught a ball at the wall in the triangle in center field. Judge went 1-for-18 in the four-game series, as his batting average has dropped from .329 to .313 since the All-Star break.

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New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro celebrates his two-run home run with designated hitter Matt Holliday in the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro celebrates his two-run home run with designated hitter Matt Holliday in the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees return from the All-Star break with seemingly as many questions as they had when the season began. The backbone to current queries leads back to the same theme: Will the Yankees sacrifice their recent roster construction methodology in an effort to make a run at the postseason? Each facet could use reinforcements, but which ones the club will seek to fill are undetermined.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Judge facing 2nd half pressure 00:03:18
The Daily News Live guys debate which New York player faces the most pressure in the second half of the season following the All-Star break.

The Daily News Live guys debate which New York player faces the most pressure in the second half of the season following the All-Star break.

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Loud Mouths: Judge's stardom 00:05:33
Loud Mouths talks the significance of Aaron Judge in the grand scheme of things.

None of the four players representing the Yankees made much of an impact in the American League's 2-1 win over the National League in the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday night in Miami.

Aaron Judge had three at-bats but went hitless with a strikeout and Gary Sanchez went 0-for-2 with a strikeout.

Dellin Betances pitched an inning, allowing one hit and two walks but no runs. Luis Severino did not make it into the game.

Starlin Castro also earned a trip to the All-Star game for the Yankees, but missed it because he has been on the disabled list since June 27 with a hamstring injury.

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Let Rosario shine like Judge! 00:01:22
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR says the Mets should give Amed Rosario a chance to be a spark plug like Aaron Judge.

In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR says the Mets should give Amed Rosario a chance to be a spark plug like Aaron Judge.

The 21-year-old Rosario is hitting .327 with a .365 OBP and .474 SLG with seven HR, 16 doubles, seven triples, and 16 stolen bases this season for Triple-A Las Vegas.

He played in the Futures Game on Sunday during All-Star Weekend and said he's 100 percent ready for the majors.

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DNL: How popular is Judge? 00:03:37
DNL's editorial page segment debates whether or not the Yankees' Aaron Judge is already baseball's biggest star.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred believes that Yankees' OF Aaron Judge is someone "who can become the face of the game."

Per ESPN, Manfred told the Baseball Writers' Association of America that Judge is "absolutely phenomenal," and that is the only way to describe the 25-year-old star.

"I mean, there is no other word to describe it," Manfred said. "He is a tremendous talent on the field and really appealing off the field."

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GEICO SportsNite: Aaron Judge 00:00:41
Aaron Judge talks about how he stayed focused in order to blast 23 home runs in the first round and eventually win the Home Run Derby.

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge beat Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano in the championship round to win the Home Run Derby on Monday at Marlins Park.

Judge, the No. 2 seed in the event after his 30 first-half home runs led the majors, hit a total of 47 home runs on the night. In the finals, Judge beat the 5-seed Sano 11-10.

In the semis, Judge hit home runs that went 513, 504 and 507 feet en route to a 13-12 win over Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger.

Judge hit 23 home runs in the first round, the fourth most in a single round in Home Run Derby history, to beat Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour by one.

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(AP)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge will start in right field and bat third for the American League during Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Miami, it was announced Monday.

A.L. manager Brad Mills said Judge is batting third because he wanted to make sure 'the best story in baseball' so far this season got an at-bat in the first inning.

Judge, 25, was the leading vote-getter in the A.L. 

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Yankees head to All-Star break 00:01:35
Justine Ward reports from the Bronx as the Yankees head into the All-Star break after a 5-3 loss to the Brewers on Sunday

Despite bringing the game-tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, the New York Yankees were unable to overcome Masahiro Tanaka's short outing in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score


Tanaka (7-8) allowed five runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings, as he failed to win his third start in a row. He gave up a three-run home run to Travis Shaw in the first inning and a solo home run to Stephen Vogt in the second that made it 4-0.

Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run in the Yankees' three-run fourth inning, but the Yankees were unable to score against Milwaukee's bullpen.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Milwaukee Brewers
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Yankees OF Aaron Judge hit his 30th homer of the season, passing Joe DiMaggio for the most ever by a Yankee rookie. However, it was all for naught as the bullpen let up seven runs as the Yanks lose the series opener against the Brewers, 9-4 >> Box score


Jordan Montgomery had a 4-2 lead before the clouds opened up over Yankee Stadium, and the game was sent to a rain delay. Manager Joe Girardi sent Montgomery back to the mound in the fifth. However, he would only last a third of an inning before back-to-back hits ended his night. 

He finished with two earned runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings. 

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Aaron Judge hits a home run against the Angels. (AP)
Aaron Judge hits a home run against the Angels. (AP)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge and C Gary Sanchez will both be the second and eighth seeds, respectively, in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Weekend in Miami.  

Judge will face off against the Marlins' Justin Bour, while Sanchez will go against Miami's Giancarlo Stanton in the first round. 

"I've thought about it, but never really dreamed it would actually happen" Judge told the New York Times back on June 20. "That was pretty surreal."

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees lose 00:01:36
Sweeny Murti breaks down the Yankees' second consecutive loss to the Blue Jays as Dellin Betances' control problems continue.

The Yankees erased an early 5-0 deficit and had a 6-5 lead entering the seventh inning, but Dellin Betances walked four batters in the eighth inning to force in the eventual winning run >> Box score


Michael Pineda was hit hard, allowing five runs (including three home runs) on nine hits while walking one and striking out one in 3.0 innings.

Aaron Judge's two-run homer -- his 29th of the season -- in the fourth inning drew the Yankees within 5-2, and a solo homer by Ji-Man Choi and two-run double by Didi Gregorius in the fifth gave them a 6-5 lead.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Yankees' rookie phenom OF Aaron Judge has been named the American League "Player of the Month" and "Rookie of the Month."

This is the first time Judge has been named "Player of the Month" in his career. However, this is the third straight month since has received "Rookie of the Month" honors. 

Judge is the first AL player to win three straight "Rookie of the Month" awards since Angels' OF Mike Trout won four straight during the 2012 season.

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2017 All-Star Game rosters 00:02:14
Five Yankees were named All-Stars and Michael Conforto will be the Mets lone representative in the Midsummer Classic.

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge will start the All-Star Game on July 11 at Marlins Park after he was the leading vote-getter in the American League.

A 25-year-old rookie, Judge leads the American League in batting average (.327), home runs (27) and RBIs (62). He received 4.5 million votes, more than Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Houston Astros outfielder George Springer, the other two American League outfield starters.

"I'm looking forward to it ... go out there and enjoy the moment," Judge, who has still not decided if he will compete in the Home Run Derby, said on ESPN during the All-Star Selection Show.

Catcher Gary Sanchez and second baseman Starlin Castro were selected as reserve players, while starting pitcher Luis Severino and reliever Dellin Betances are on the American League's pitching staff.

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Jul 2, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) slides safely into second base as New York Yankees shortstop Tyler Wade (39) applies the tag in the second inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports (Thomas Shea)
Jul 2, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) slides safely into second base as New York Yankees shortstop Tyler Wade (39) applies the tag in the second inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports (Thomas Shea)

Luis Severino allowed six runs while the bottom of the New York Yankees' lineup struggled in an 8-1 loss to the Houston Astros in the rubber game of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. >> Box score


Severino (5-4) gave up six runs for the second time in his last three starts. He surrendered nine hits in 5 1/3 innings, including up a two-run home run to Marwin Gonzalez in a three-run second inning.

Though the Yankees reached base six times within the first three innings off Mike Fiers, they did not score, going 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge said he has not yet decided if he will compete in the Home Run Derby in two weeks, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.

Judge, who leads the majors with 26 home runs and leads the American League in batting average (.332) and RBIs (59), told reporters he has focused on playing games as opposed to the All-Star break.

The 25-year-old rookie leads all American League players with 3.44 million votes for the All-Star Game. Voting ends Thursday and the All-Star Selection Show is Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge reacts after striking out against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. (Andrew Villa)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge reacts after striking out against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. (Andrew Villa)

Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge was the talk of New York's Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

"Unbelievable," Jorge Posada said to Daniel Popper of the Daily News. "I'm super happy for him. Great kid who has worked really hard to be up here, and it's not easy at his height to do the things that he's able to do."

"He makes this ballpark look like a little league ballpark," Goose Gossage said while watching batting practice. "I hope he sustains it. I hope that he builds on it. There's no place like playing in New York."

Both Posada and Tino Martinez said they have never witnessed a player with the type of power Judge possesses. Posada specifically mentioned the 495-foot monster home run Judge hit in Yankee Stadium earlier this month.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:38
Joe Girardi and Tyler Clippard discuss the Yankees' 8-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees, after a walk-off win on Friday, fell to the Rangers, 8-1, on Saturday afternoon. Luis Cessa allowed three runs over five innings of work, but Tyler Clippard continued his struggles in the ninth inning. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:49
Sweeny Murti breaks down the Yankees' 8-3 loss to the Angels and reviews the players' reactions to the team's seventh straight defeat.

After New York fell into an early 3-0 hole, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez homered in the fifth and sixth innings to help tie game, but Tyler Clippard and Jonathan Holder combined to allow five runs in the final three innings and the Yankees fell to the Angels, 8-3, at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. >> Click here for a full box score 

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Aaron Judge hits a home run against the Angels. (AP)
Aaron Judge hits a home run against the Angels. (AP)

Aaron Judge said he has received an invitation to participate in the upcoming home run derby at Marlins Park in July, according to the Associated Press.

Judge said he was invited last week but has not yet made his decision. In April, he said that he would "probably do it if they asked me," according to NJ.com's Randy Miller.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi does not have a problem with Judge participating, and said the team's schedule will make it easier.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Angels OF Mike Trout has been impressed with what Aaron Judge has been able to do on the field this season, and is a supporter of the "All-Rise" campaign for baseball's newest star.

"He's having an unbelievable season," Trout said to Ken Davidoff of the NY Post about the Yankees' outfielder. 

"He's fun to watch. Obviously the long home runs. He makes so many plays. He's always smiling. He's great for the game, and obviously a very good kid. So he's fun to watch play. Just hopefully not tonight and tomorrow."

Trout underwent surgery on May 31 to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb. With him forced to the sidelines, Judge has taken over as the dominant force in Major League Baseball.

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JRSportBrief: Judge for MVP! 00:01:26
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR looks at the season so far for Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, and sees a possible MVP.

After the Yankees blew a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 7th, Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 22nd home run of the season as the Yankees beat the Angels on Monday nigiht.

Judge launched the ball 438 feet to right center, bringing home Aaron Hicks to give the Yankees the 5-3 lead.

The 25-year old outfielder finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, and three runs scored. Judge has now hit four home runs and eight RBI in New York's last three contests, and has raised his average .024 points (9-for-12) during that span.

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Aaron Judge hit his Major League-leading 22nd home run, Didi Gregorius went 4-for-4 to run his hitting streak to 14 games and Masahiro Tanaka bounced back to post a quality start as the Yankees won their sixth straight game, defeating the Angels 5-3 on Monday night in Anaheim.

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Is Judge MLB's best player? 00:02:26
The Daily News Live panel discusses Yankees stud Aaron Judge and wonders if he's already better than Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.

The MLB announced Yankees RF Aaron Judge was named AL Player of the Week.

This past week, Judge hit .500, posted a 1.600 OPS and hit three home runs, including a 496-foot bomb that is the longest homer in the MLB this season. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:23
Starlin Castro, Joe Girardi, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge discuss the Yankees' 14-3 win over the Orioles, in which Judge hit a 495-foot HR.

Aaron Judge's sixth inning home run at Yankee Stadium on Sunday traveled 495 feet, marking the longest home run hit so far this season.

Judge's home run came just one day after his first inning home on Saturday traveled at 121.1 miles per hour, setting a record for the hardest-hit home run in the StatCast era.

In addition to marking the hardest-hit homer, Saturday's shot also was the hardest-hit hit. Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins previously held the record for the hardest base hit, which he set in 2015 with a 120.3 mph single.

Judge now has 20 home runs.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:23
Starlin Castro, Joe Girardi, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge discuss the Yankees' 14-3 win over the Orioles, in which Judge hit a 495-foot HR.

Starlin Castro had a home run and four RBIs, Aaron Judge hit two home runs in two innings and the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Orioles with a 14-3 win at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:00:52
Joe Girardi, Luis Severino and Aaron Judge react to the Yankees' 16-3 victory over the Orioles on Saturday night.

The Yankees scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back, hitting five home runs en route to a 16-3 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. >> Click here for a full box score

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Are the Yankees for real? 00:02:52
The guys on DNL wonder how seriously they should take this young Yankees team and how long its offensive and bullpen dominance will last.

Yankees' Aaron Judge has taken over the lead for the most American League All-Star votes.

Judge's 1,251,543 votes is the highest voting for any American League player. The next best is another outfielder in Mike Trout who has 1,155,356 votes.

Judge is hitting .324/.429./.681 in 52 games and leads the Majors with 18 homers. His 41 RBIs are good for fourth in the American League.

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JRSportBrief: NYY to be buyers? 00:01:29
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR discusses whether the Yankees should be buyers as the trade deadline approaches

As the New York Yankees sit atop the AL East standings heading into a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox, owner Hank Steinbrenner and GM Brian Cashman expressed their content with the way New York has played through the first two months of the season.

"It's good to know we're obviously on our way back to where we intend to get," Cashman said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland.

Many have been surprised at the Yankees' hot start given they traded several big-name players last year in return for prospects and got rid of several expensive contracts, however that belief was not shared by Steinbrenner.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs around the bases after after he hit a home run during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs around the bases after after he hit a home run during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

David Ortiz complimented Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge on Monday, calling him the "scariest thing" Ortiz has ever seen.

"Look at Judge," Ortiz said to the New York Post at a fundraiser for CC Sabathia's PitCChIn Foundation. "Look at him. That's scary, man. That's the scariest thing I've ever seen. A guy that big that can hit like that, that's special."

While Ortiz can certainly relate to Judge's power, the retired slugger pales in comparison to Judge's 6-foot-7, 282-pound frame. And the future Hall of Famer believes the best is yet to come for New York's young outfielder.

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Jun 2, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches to the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jun 2, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches to the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

Aaron Judge and Starlin Castro went deep for the Yankees, but Michael Pineda allowed a pair of homers and the Yankees' bullpen allowed two more runs in a 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday. >> Click here for a full box score...

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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for May, it was announced Friday.

Judge, 25, hit .347 with a .441 OBP and .642 SLG with five doubles, seven HR, 17 RBI, and 17 runs in May.

He led all American League rookies in batting average, home runs, RBI, OBP, hits, and runs during the month, while ranking second in SLG.

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May 18, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) singles against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)
May 18, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) singles against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge would like to participate in the Home Run Derby at this year's All-Star game, assuming he is asked to do so.

The 25-year-old outfielder is hitting .323/.423/.689 and leads the Majors with 17 home runs. 

Judge is currently the second-highest vote-getter among American League players in the first 2017 All-Star Game ballot released on Wednesday.

This year's All-Star Game and festivities will be held at Marlins Park.

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