Bud Norris

Judge Makes California Homecoming Memorable As Yankees Defeat Angels, 5-3

On Monday night, Aaron Judge realized he hadn't done much to impress his parents, who were in the Big A stands for his first game of the season in his home state.

He struck out twice early, and he airmailed a throw to the plate that allowed a run to score during the Angels' tying rally.

With one majestic swing in the eighth inning, the rookie made a happy memory for Patty and Wayne Judge — along with the other thousands of roaring Yankees fans in the Orange County stands.

Judge hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth to lead New York to its sixth consecutive victory, 5-3 over Los Angeles.

One day after hitting a 495-foot homer in the Bronx, Judge hit...