Judge returned for the fourth game in a row, turning left in the fourth inning and beginning New York’s comeback from a 3-0 deficit. He set a Yankees record for right-handed hitters by overtaking Alex Rodriguez’s 54 homers in 2007. Roger Maris set a Yankees season record of 61 in 1961, which is higher than Babe Ruth’s record of 60 in 1927.
Gleyber Torres tied in 3 for the injury-ridden Yankees with Homer from two rounds finishing sixth behind Griffin Jax.
After Ron Marinaccio’s singles RBI Gilberto Celestino gave Minnesota a 4-3 lead in the 12th, rookie Greg Wisert (3-0) escaped a one-time loaded bases jam when Carlos Correa appeared and Jose Miranda flew in.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa scored one goal from Trevor Miguel (3-3) ahead of the bottom half to score the auto sprinter. Kiner-Falefa stole second by one and Jose Trevino threw one into the right field, then finished second on a rundown as IFK safely slipped to third.
After Oswald Peraza flew, Cabrera came to the plate in a 0-for-25 slide. The debutante established a single in the field opposite the left that ended with an opening break of 4 hours and 3 minutes.
New York have improved to 113-39 against the Twins since 2002, including the playoffs.
In something outside of spring training, nine of the 29 New York players were in the 80’s and over uniforms, and Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony Rizzo, DJ Limaheu, Josh Donaldson, Andrew Benentende and Matt Carpenter were among the injured or unavailable.
Estefan Floreal, one of three rookie players in the Yankees’ starting line-up, nearly won a ninth-placed forward with a center forward with a third-place runner. Correa stopped slipping on the outside turf and the All-Star stopped at the start, as Luis Ariz stretched to throw the ball and grabbed Floreal, who slid on his head.
Cabrera was kicked out by auto sprinter Celestino in an attempt to score from second place with the Ariz song moving into the right field in 10th place. This was Cabrera’s fifth assist since his debut on August 17.
Judge has six players in his last eight games and seven in his last 11. He has 114 at New Yankee Stadium, which is one more than Marc Teixeira’s previous record at the stadium, which opened in 2009.
Only two players beat more homers during the team’s first 136 games: Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs scored 58 games in 1999, and Barry Bonds of San Francisco scored 57 games in 2001.
Farland, a 24-year-old right-winger, gave up three hits and walked one in 5 innings 1/3 with seven hits. He averaged 93.9 mph with 44 fast balls, and mixed in 19 shifts and 17 slides.
About 20 family and friends were on hand.
New York’s 82-54 and lucrative season streak is second only to the 39th major league record set by the Yankees from 1926-1964.
Minnesota, who made four fouls on the season, entered 1 1/2 games behind leaders Cleveland.
The Yankees’ ace Gerrit Cole (10-7) was scheduled to start Game Two against Joe Ryan (10-7).
Miranda, cousin of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, hit a pair of Homer from two runs inside the offending pole in the left field in the first, and Celestino earned an RBI in the third against Domingo Germain while the Twins built a 3-0 lead.
Twins: RHP Jake Jewell has been assigned the task to open a place on the roster for Varland.
Yankees: Rizzo was listed as injured, retrospectively through Saturday, for headaches that followed an epidural for lower back pain. Donaldson was put on paternity list, RHP Luke Bard named for the job, INF contract Ronald Guzman of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre named, RHP Deivi García of RailRiders called up and INF/of Miguel Andújar of Triple-A brought in as the ninth man Twenty for the double head.
Former Yankee RHP Sonny Gray (7-4, 3.10), who was late for the day with a hamstring injury, is set to start the final series Thursday for Minnesota. LHP Nestor Cortes (9-4, 2.68 ERA) can be activated after thigh strain to start in NY.
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