NEW YORK–Aaron Judge beat two of his six Yankees singles teammates out of rookie Matt Swarmer, and New York beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 Saturday night for their 10th win in 11 games.
Giancarlo Stanton, Gleiber Torres, Jose Trevino and former player Anthony Rizzo all pounced against the 28-year-old right-hander as the Yankees had the most guards since September 17, 2020 against Toronto. The Swarmer became the first Cubs jug in 138 years to allow six cannibals.
After hitting for the fourth time this year, Judge made his second career lead, sending a 1-0 fastball from Swarmer (1-1) into the left field bench. The judge added his top 24 in the league, one of three home runs for a fifth.
It’s fun, said the judge, “I don’t mind driving.” “It doesn’t matter if I advance or I will strike again.”
Judge has played his 21st game of multiple times and has topped the majors in five ways this season. Join Babe Ruth (1928) as the second Yankees to have five polyhedral games in the Yankees’ first 59 games. He also joined Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle as the third Yankee team to reach at least 24 people in their first 59 games.
Stanton hit 436 feet from facing the second surface of the left field in the fourth stroke of his Homer 360—a shy of Joe Dimaggio. Stanton’s 119.8 mph drive has been the hardest hit at home in the Major League this season. Of the 42 homers that have hit 119 mph or higher since Statcast began tracking in 2015, Stanton has had 31.
“It’s an amazing sight,” Judge said of Stanton. “You try to suck it all up right now because when he hits one like this you don’t see it every day.”
Stanton’s engine has been the hardest hit in the bigs since it had 120.3 mph on Sept. 16 in Baltimore.
“You hit the ball on the barrel, I feel like anybody’s squaring the balls, it’s an amazing feeling of exhilaration,” Stanton said.
New York leads the bigs with 94 points at home and is 23-1 when Judge and Stanton were both Homer, including 7-0 this year. The Yankees are the best in the league 43-16.
Jordan Montgomery (2-1) allowed five hits in seven innings, hit five, didn’t walk anything, and got 12 hits off the ground.
“It would have been a struggle if we didn’t get it that much,” Boone said. “That was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Ron Marinaccio and Lucas Lutegg made an easy run for both of them, and the Yankees tied the Mets for the top of the big league with the ninth close – the most Yankees side of the season since 1967.
Chicago lost their fifth in a row, matching their longest slip of the season, and at 23-35 lost their 12th worst game of the season under 0.500. Schwarmer allowed six runs and seven strokes in five innings into his third career start, and his ERA rose from 1.50 to 4.24.
“The Yankees have some strong ups and downs, and some great strong players,” said Cubs manager David Ross. “They have the ability to bring up some numbers in one fell swoop.”
The six homeowners allowed to have the most Cubs bowlers since Tom Lee on June 28, 1884. Schwarmer became the second major league player to drop six solo home hurlers after Hollis “Dirty” Thurston on the New York Giants in August. .13, 1932.
“I would get behind the hitters sometimes and just leave the ball in the area,” Swarmer said.
The Cubs have hit 40 bats with sprinters in the scoring center since Patrick Wisdom’s RBI double in Sunday’s eighth inning against St. Louis.
Torres followed Stanton’s campaign by returning to the second night in a row and with 12 this season equaling his total for 2020 and 21 combined. Seven of his teammates were on the right field.
Trevino raised his average to 0.309 by three strokes, and tied his career best with five home runs in 102 games, a total he reached at 302 with the Texans last year.
With Stanton and Torres back in gear, Trevino fired a left-field drive a mistake in sixth. The judge prepared to center left field two seats later. Rizzo made it 6-0 when he reached the right field benches and flipped his racket before completing his jog around the bases.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa had an RBI single and the judge added a fly-by in the sixth.
Muriel went 0 for 4 and saw his streak on base to start his career ending in 22 games. It was the longest for a freshman Cubs player and the longest for a first-year player since Minnesota coach Rocco Baldele opened his career by hitting 24 in a row with Tampa Bay in 2003.
Cubs: LHP Wade Miley developed at 15 day IL with left shoulder strain. Miley activated on Friday but lasted three rounds before coming out. Seiya Suzuki stayed on IL with her left finger twisted. He took batting training and can be activated on Sundays. … 2B Nick Madrigal (thigh) was left out of the starting line-up. …RHP Michael Rucker of Triple-A Iowa has been called in to replace Miley.
Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendinitis) threw a bullpen session that Boone said went well.
RHP Keegan Thompson (6-1, 3.17 ERA), after his first loss of the year, starts Sunday night for the Cubs against Yankees RHP Jameson Taillon (6-1, 2.73).