Robinson Cano

Judge nearly leaves yard in Yankees' 5-1 win over Mariners

The consensus was that any projections on the latest mammoth shot off the bat of Aaron Judge far underestimated the actual distance.

An approximation of 440 feet did seem a little off when the ball nearly left the stadium.

"A little short," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Judge hit a colossal three-run homer that nearly soared out of Safeco Field, and CC Sabathia won on his 37th birthday as New York beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1 on Friday night.

Judge's 31st home run in the fifth inning was memorable and nearly historic . The big slugger clobbered a hanging curveball from starter Andrew Moore (1-2) into the second deck in left field, with the ball...