Aaron Judge blasted another home run on Friday, his 31 of the year. They are 5-for-26 with runners in scoring position. When batters did reach, it was either a slow, station-to-station slog - or they made more outs on the bases, as Ben Gamel did getting thrown out trying to advance from second to third on a routine grounder right in front of him to short.
The Mariners' Moore (1-2) struggled, giving up five runs on nine hits in six innings.
With the Yankees leading by run in the fifth inning, Judge added to his Major League lead by hitting a three-run homer to left that landed in the third-to-last row of the left field upper deck. It was hit either so hard, high or far that MLB.com's Statcast couldn't measure it. Nelson Cruz is 1-for-18, while Robinson Cano is 3-for-16, and Kyle Seager is 3-for-12.
The Yankees took the lead for good in the third.
There was a brilliant defensive play by leftfielder Clint Frazier, a diving catch that saved a run early, and an RBI double a half-inning later by the rookie that tied it at 1.
Aaron Judge broke Statcast on Friday night.
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NY padded its lead in the fifth.
Judge's streak of 30 homerless at-bats had been the fifth longest to start the second half by a home run derby victor (per ESPN), but that drought ended with an absolute rainmaker of a shot.
Judge a homer that almost left Safeco Field, landing in the second-to-last row of the left field seats. He walked three and struck out five.
The M's put two on with two down in the eighth, but Dyson popped up to end the inning.
His long homer left the stadium buzzing and there were more than a smattering of boos when he was walked on a 3-2 pitch by reliever Emilio Pagan in the seventh. His reward? He'll probably get send down on Saturday for a fresh arm.
Judge had gone 4-for-29 since the All-Star Game before his three-run shot.