Aaron Judge’s two homers lead Yanks to win over Orioles

Aaron Judge's two homers lead Yanks to win over Orioles

BALTIMORE — When the Yankees first examined the pitcher-friendly changes made to Camden Yards’ dimensions, Aaron Judge scowled, saying that the deeper left-field wall had spoiled one of his favorite locations to hit. He seems to have figured the place out. Judge homered twice in his first three trips to home plate on Friday evening … Read more

Cardinals draft Oregon State’s Cooper Hjerpe, lefty who defies bats, delights metrics | St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals draft Oregon State's Cooper Hjerpe, lefty who defies bats, delights metrics | St. Louis Cardinals

LOS ANGELES — That “funky” delivery that adds spice to his fastball and has defied hitters, from Little League to major college, put Oregon State lefty Cooper Hjerpe at the nexus of what the Cardinals sought in the MLB draft and could see swiftly in the majors. The advanced analytics assured the Cardinals that, unlike … Read more