June 5, 2018 / 9:18 AM / 4 months ago

MLB roundup: Judge whiffs record eight times in doubleheader

Aaron Judge endured a historically bad day, but the New York Yankees’ results Monday were only half bad.

Jun 4, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) walks back to the dugout after striking out in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees split a doubleheader in Detroit, taking the opener from the Tigers 7-4 before falling 4-2 in the nightcap.

Judge struck out eight times overall — a major league record for a doubleheader. He fanned five times in the second game and went 0-for-9 during the twinbill.

In the first game, New York’s Austin Romine hit a three-run homer during a sixth-run fourth. Luis Severino (9-1) limited the Tigers to two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out 10 and walking none in eight innings. Aroldis Chapman got the last out for his 14th save.

In the second game, Leonys Martin reached base three times and scored twice, Victor Martinez had two hits and an RBI and James McCann scored and knocked in a run for the Tigers. New York had its five-game winning streak snapped.

Giants 10, Diamondbacks 3

Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Crawford hit back-to-back home runs to ignite a seven-run fourth inning, sending San Francisco to a victory over visiting Arizona.

Pablo Sandoval and Nick Hundley also homered for the Giants, who won their fifth straight while snapping the Diamondbacks’ winning streak at three.

After Derek Holland lasted only four innings, four Giants relievers combined for five innings of one-run ball. Pierce Johnson (3-2) got the win after going two shutout innings, striking out two.

Padres 11, Braves 4

San Diego pounded out nine extra-base hits, including four solo homers, to defeat visiting Atlanta.

Eric Hosmer, Cory Spangenberg and Raffy Lopez homered in the first four innings to give the Padres a 3-2 lead. San Diego exploded for seven runs in the fifth against Atlanta starter Julio Teheran (4-4) and reliever Luiz Gohara to break the game open.

Rookie Franmil Reyes hit his fifth homer in a span of 10 games for the Padres’ final run in the sixth.

Angels 9, Royals 6

Jefry Marte had four hits, including a home run, and Mike Trout and Justin Upton each had three hits to lead Los Angeles over visiting Kansas City. The Angels rallied from down 5-2 in the fifth inning to win for the third time in four games.

The Angels scored once in the fifth and three times in the sixth before Trout’s RBI single in the eighth put the Angels ahead for good.

Upton and Albert Pujols added RBI singles in the eighth, all three runs charged to Royals reliever Tim Hill (1-2). Cam Bedrosian (2-1), the fourth of five Angels relievers, picked up the win. Blake Parker pitched the ninth and earned his fourth save.

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