Yankees exciting finishes continue as Aaron Judge gets first walk-off walk against White Sox

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The Yankees have had quite the week and Aaron Judge helped continue that hot streak Sunday.

The Bombers got a win behind Corey Kluber’s no-hitter on Wednesday. They got seven scoreless innings from Domingo German on Thursday. Jordan Montgomery went off for 11 strikeouts and the Yankees completed a rare triple play, winning behind Gleyber Torres’ walk-off RBI on Friday. There was no doubt Gerrit Cole would continue the dominance asserted by the Yankees starters on Saturday.

The Yankees took that momentum into their 5-4 walk-off win against the White Sox in the series finale on Sunday.

“The good thing is, we’ve won some games in different ways,” Aaron Boone said after.

Judge, the Yankees’ designated hitter Sunday, walked into a tied game with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth. White Sox reliever Aaron Bummer had already gave up back to back singles to Clint Frazier and Tyler Wade and intentionally walked DJ LeMahieu. The White Sox changed pitchers to Liam Hendriks with Judge up. But Judge didn’t have to do much but keep a good eye as he was walked to force in Clint Frazier, the winning run.

And the crowd responded accordingly, rising to its feet in deafening cheers for the Judge as the count climbed from 2-1, 3-1, then walk.

“Win it any way possible,” Judge said of his mindset during the at bat. “We’ll take it, I’m not complaining one bit.”

The play was Judge’s first big-league career walk-off, though he said he never imagined it would be on a walk. It was also the fourth walk-off win for the Yankees this season, who’ve had a knack for keeping their fans on their toes over late inning fireworks. This win was also the first walk-off walk by a Yankee since Juan Miranda on Sept. 26, 2010 against the Red Sox.

Jameson Taillon carried the rotation’s strength, going five scoreless innings, scattering two hits, walking two and notching four strikeouts.

“I thought he was good,” Boone said of Taillon. “Kept them at bay. I still feel like he’s going even to another level and I keep being so encouraged by what we’re seeing. ... Excited about what’s ahead for him.”

The pitchers who came out of the bullpen after were almost able to close out the game unscathed, but Wandy Peralta, Chad Green and even Aroldis Chapman each fell victim to the longball.

Gleyber Torres continued his RBI streak in the first inning on Sunday against White Sox starter Dallas Keuchel. Torres hit a single to center field, then hustled to second as Luke Voit and Judge scored.

“We know the White Sox been playing really good baseball since Opening Day,” Torres said. “We’re really excited to face teams like that to see where we’re at. ... First couple of weeks of the season, I’m not hitting really well. I’m feeling really well now. Every time I go to home plate, I try to do things simple. Right now I don’t want to do too much. Just be myself and play the game.”

DJ LeMahieu was able to score in the fifth on Gio Urshela’s grounder. And Gary Sanchez added to the Yankees run total, scoring on Brett Gardner’s fielder’s choice in the sixth.

The Yankees have Monday off, then take on the Blue Jays in a three-game series at the Stadium starting Tuesday.

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