Judge helps Yan­kees rout Ori­oles

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NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge had a pair of three-run homers for a ca­reerbest six RBIs, Todd Fra­zier hit a three-run homer that chased Wade Miley with one out in a six-run first in­ning and the New York Yan­kees routed the fad­ing Bal­ti­more Ori­oles 13-5 on Thurs­day.

Judge hit an op­po­site-field drive over New York’s bullpen in right-cen­ter in the fourth against Mike Wright, then lined a 448-foot drive into the sec­ond deck in left in the sixth off Rich Ro­driguez. The Yan­kees rookie, who had been in a slump fol­low­ing the All-Star break, now has 43 homers and 96 RBIs.

Gary Sanchez added his 31st homer to go back-to-back with Judge in the sixth, and New York rolled to a 13-2 lead and its ninth vic­tory in 12 games. Masahiro Tanaka (12-11) won for the fourth time in five starts, al­low­ing two solo homers in seven in­nings while strik­ing out eight.

Start­ing a stretch that has them home for 14 of their fi­nal 17 games, the Amer­i­can League wild card-lead­ing Yan­kees re­mained three games be­hind AL East leader Bos­ton.

Bal­ti­more’s Jonathan Schoop hit his 32nd homer in the fourth and Trey Mancini his 24th in the sixth, a drive to the sec­ond deck in right.

Miley (8-13) lasted 19 pitches as six of seven bat­ters who faced him reached with hits. It was the short­est of his 194 big league starts.

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