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Yankees 3, Blue Jays 0 | 13 innings: After 12 Quiet Innings, Aaron Judge’s Blast Lifts the Yankees

Yankees 3, Blue Jays 0 | 13 innings

Aaron Judge, right, drove in Brett Gardner with a two-run homer in the 13th inning on Wednesday to give the Yankees a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.CreditFrank Gunn/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press

TORONTO — The Yankees get a lot of attention for their prowess at the plate, and deservedly so. But through 12 innings on Wednesday, it was a pitching show led by Sonny Gray, with the Yankees defense playing a stout supporting role against the Blue Jays.

It looked like it was going to be a night to forget for Aaron Judge, who had returned to the lineup on Wednesday after a night off. Judge was hitless in his first four at-bats as Gray held things together while the sluggers struggled.

Finally, in the 13th inning, the Yankees’ bats jolted to life against reliever Joe Biagini. Judge delivered a two-run homer — his 17th of the season — to center field to break open a scoreless game, and Giancarlo Stanton followed with a solo shot over the left-field wall to give the Yankees a 3-0 cushion that they carried to a victory.

“I was thinking just to get on base for the guys behind me,” Judge said. “That was the biggest thing for me. The…

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