New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 1-0, thanks to Aaron Judge's walk-off blast

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NEW YORK -- We have grown accustomed to witnessing incredible feats as Aaron Judge continues to build upon a season to remember, so when the Yankees slugger pelted an advertising board at the back of the visiting bullpen for a walk-off homer on Thursday evening at Yankee Stadium, surprise hardly registered.

Then again, maybe that’s only true for those of us who have been fortunate to watch Judge on a nightly basis. Andrew Benintendi’s exposure to the MVP candidate has primarily come in the form of nightly television highlights, and when Judge’s blast sealed a 1-0 win over the Royals, the newest Yankee knew he’d seen something special.

“Seeing it from the other side, it’s incredible what he’s doing,” Benintendi said. “Then to be a part of it tonight, it’s almost like it was drawn up exactly how he wants it.”

Judge’s Major League-leading 39th home run rescued the Yankees after they were held to one hit through eight innings, largely thanks to Brady Singer’s dominant 10-strikeout performance over the first seven frames.

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