Yankees slugger Aaron Judge became the first player since at least 1920 with eight strikeouts in a doubleheader, including five punchouts in the nightcap as the Detroit Tigers beat New York 4-2 for a day-night split Monday in Detroit.
Leonys Martin had two hits and scored twice for Detroit in the second game after New York took the opener 7-4 behind Luis Severino’s eight strong innings and a six-run fourth inning.
Judge struck out eight times in nine at-bats, a record for a doubleheader during the liveball era, according to STATS. Judge struck out in each of his five at-bats in the late game, including with a runner aboard in the bottom of the ninth.
The five strikeouts were a career high for Judge, who led the majors with 208 strikeouts while winning AL Rookie of the Year last season.
The doubleheader made up rainouts from April 14 and 15. Both teams wore No. 42 for the second game because they were making up their postponed Jackie Robinson Day showdown.
Angels 9, Royals 6: In Anaheim, California, Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Albert Pujols all had run-scoring singles in the bottom of the eighth inning to carry Los Angeles past Kansas City.
Padres 11, Braves 4: In San Diego, Cory Spangenberg homered and tripled, Raffy Lopez had a homer among his career-high three hits and Eric Hosmer and Franmil Reyes also went deep to lead the Padres over N.L. East-leading Atlanta.
Clayton Richard (4-6) pitched seven strong innings for the Padres, who have won six of seven. Nine of the Padres’ 13 hits were for extra bases.
The Padres sent 11 batters to the plate in the fifth, scoring seven runs on a triple, four doubles, a single, two walks and a sacrifice fly. Spangenberg tripled in a run, Hosmer doubled in two and Travis Jankowski and Jose Pirela each had an RBI double. Lopez hit an RBI single and Freddy Galvis hit a sac fly.
Braves starter Julio Teheran walked Pirela opening the fifth and then was visited for the second time in the game by the team trainer. He then came out with an undisclosed injury. Luiz Gohara came on and allowed six runs and six hits.
Giants 10, Diamondbacks 3: In San Francisco, Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Crawford opened a seven-run fourth inning with back-to-back home runs, and San Francisco got back to .500 on the season by beating West leader Arizona.
Pinch-hitter Alen Hanson and Buster Posey each added two-run doubles in the big inning to help the Giants win their fifth straight game to move within 1 1/2 games of the Diamondbacks.
San Francisco gets a big boost Tuesday with ace Madison Bumgarner’s return. Bumgarner is set to make his season debut after breaking the pinkie on his throwing hand at the end of spring training. The Giants managed to stay in striking distance in the division in 60 games without the 2014 World Series MVP and are hoping his return can keep them in contention.
Pablo Sandoval and Nick Hundley also homered for the Giants.
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