Juan Soto swats 2 of Yanks’ 4 HRs in win over Mariners

Juan Soto hit two home runs and drove in three and Aaron Judge and Alex Verdugo also homered as the host New York Yankees snapped a two-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

It was the second multi-home run game in five games for Soto and the 19th of his career. He had a chance for his first three-homer game in the seventh inning when he came up with two outs and the bases loaded but Mariners reliever Cody Bolton struck him out.

Anthony Volpe extended his hitting streak to 15 games with two hits and also scored two runs for New York, which stretched its American League East lead to three games over the Baltimore Orioles.

Nestor Cortes (3-4) picked up the win allowing three hits over five shutout innings. He walked three and struck out six and left after throwing 97 pitches, 62 for strikes. It marked the 10th straight game a Yankees starter went five or more innings while allowing two or fewer runs.

Cal Raleigh hit a three-run home run, hot-hitting Dylan Moore doubled and had two hits and J. P. Crawford singled, walked twice and scored a run for Seattle, which had a two-game winning streak snapped. Bryce Miller (3-5) took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.

New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Volpe led off with a single and one out later Judge clobbered his 14th homer to right, his seventh first-inning home run of the season.

The Yankees increased the lead to 4-0 in the third when Volpe singled and Soto followed with a 414-foot home run off the Seattle bullpen wall in left-center.

Soto made it 5-0 in the sixth when he sliced his 13th homer of the season down the left field line.

Seattle cut it to 5-3 in the eighth on Raleigh’s 11th home run of the season off reliever Luke Weaver, driving in Crawford and Mitch Garver, who had walked.

The Yankees extended the lead to 7-3 in the bottom half against reliever Austin Voth. Judge led off with a walk and Verdugo followed with his sixth home run, a 420-foot drive deep into the bleachers in right.
–Field Level Media