Astros Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, left, celebrates with Aaron Judge after Stanton hit a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York.
Batting with two on against Ryne Stanek, Judge smoked a 3-0 splitter into the left-field corner to score Jose Trevino from second base.
Stanek walked DJ LeMahieu, then fell behind Judge 3-0 as fans serenaded the slugger with “MVP!” chants.
Judge is asking for a $21 million salary, while New York has offered $17 million in his final season before reaching free agency.
After Judge reached on third baseman Bregman's error, Rizzo smoked what he thought was a two-run homer to right.