Judge Starts 5-HR Barrage to Back Cole, Yanks Beat O’s 7-2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Judge started a five-homer barrage that backed Gerrit Cole, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 to win consecutive games for the first time since Sept. 1 and 3. Cole returned from left hamstring tightness that cut short his Sept. 7 start against Toronto. He stranded the bases loaded in a 29-pitch first inning when he struck out Ramón Urias and allowed one run and four hits in five innings with seven strikeouts and three walks. He threw 108 pitches. Judge homered hit a two-run homer in the first off a changeup from Alexander Wells.