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Spring training roundup: Aaron Judge leads Yankees past Phillies

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Apr 2, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) singles during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Judge hit a tiebreaking three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to help the New York Yankees post a 5-2 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies at Tampa, Fla.

Gleyber Torres went deep in the sixth to tie the game for the Yankees, who had 11 hits. Judge went 3-for-4 and Joey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each went 2-for-4. Kiner-Falefa had an RBI single in the fourth inning.

Matt Vierling hit a third-inning sacrifice fly and Garrett Stubbs had a run-scoring single in the fourth for the Phillies’ runs.

Cardinals 4, Nationals 3

Right-hander Miles Mikolas gave up one run and four hits over six innings and Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer as host St. Louis edged Washington at Jupiter, Fla. Nelson Cruz hit his first blast of the spring for the Nationals.

Braves 8, Rays 2

Matt Olson had three hits and Travis d’Arnaud hit a two-run homer as Atlanta cruised past host Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla. Mike Zunino and Estanli Castillo went deep for the Rays.

Tigers 4, Blue Jays 2

Left-hander Tarik Skubal struck out eight in five scoreless innings and Roberto Campos hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth as host Detroit beat Toronto at Lakeland, Fla. Rainer Nunez had an RBI double for the Blue Jays.

Twins 2, Red Sox 0

Miguel Sano and Max Kepler hit homers as Minnesota blanked visiting Boston at Fort Myers, Fla. The Red Sox had just three hits and were 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position against four Twins’ hurlers.

Pirates 9, Orioles 3

Bryan Reynolds homered and had four RBIs, Diego Castillo went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and Hunter Owen also went deep as visiting Pittsburgh beat Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla. Robinson Chirinos belted a two-run blast for the Orioles.

Astros 3, Mets 3

Jason Castro’s run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth allowed host Houston to tie New York at West Palm Beach, Fla. Dominic Smith hit a three-homer in the seventh inning for the Mets.

–Field Level Media