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Yankees’ Aaron Decide ties Mickey Mantle with third walk-off residence run of season in opposition to Royals

Yankees’ Aaron Decide ties Mickey Mantle with third walk-off residence run of season in opposition to Royals
Yankees’ Aaron Decide ties Mickey Mantle with third walk-off residence run of season in opposition to Royals
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Yankees outfielder Aaron Decide delivered his third walk-off residence run of the season on Thursday night time to offer New York a 1-0 victory in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Royals. Decide’s residence run doubled as his majors-leading thirty ninth of the marketing campaign.

Decide’s residence run got here with one out within the backside of the ninth in opposition to Royals nearer Scott Barlow. Based on Statcast, the blast left the bat touring at 109.6 mph and carried a projected 431 toes. This is a have a look at the house run in all its shifting image glory:

Decide’s three walk-off residence runs tie him with Mickey Mantle (1959) for essentially the most in Yankees franchise historical past, per MLB.com’s Sarah Langs research. Tommy Henrich additionally delivered three in 1949 if the scope is expanded to incorporate the postseason. It ought to be famous that Decide has the third-most residence runs in Yankees franchise historical past by August 1. Here’s the top five, courtesy of MLB Network:

  • Babe Ruth, 41, 1928
  • Roger Maris, 40, 1961
  • Aaron Decide, 39, 2022
  • Mickey Mantle, 39, 1961
  • Babe Ruth, 38, 1921

Decide entered Thursday with 38 residence runs, seven greater than Philadelphia Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber. No different big-league hitter had as many as 30 residence runs. (Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros was in third place with 29.) Decide’s residence run on Thursday tied his 2021 season whole, and he did so in additional than 50 fewer video games. His career-best stays the 52 he hit in 2017, his rookie season.

The Royals, for his or her half, can no less than discover solace within the efficiency of starter Brady Singer. He struck out 10 batters over seven shutout innings, surrendering one hit and one stroll over the course of 99 pitches. Singer has now recorded a top quality begin in 4 consecutive outings and has lowered his ERA to three.51.