Gleyber continues power surge with 13th HR

Gleyber continues power surge with 13th HR
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Gleyber continues power surge with 13th HR

NEW YORK — The Yankees have never had back-to-back Rookie of the Year Award winners, but with Gleyber Torres following Aaron Judge‘s remarkable campaign, it appears that they are going to have a legitimate chance.

Torres crushed his 13th home run, a three-run shot off left-hander Blake Snell, as part of a four-run fifth inning in the Yankees’ contest against the Rays at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. Torres’ go-ahead blast to left field gave the Yankees a 4-2 lead.

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NEW YORK — The Yankees have never had back-to-back Rookie of the Year Award winners, but with Gleyber Torres following Aaron Judge‘s remarkable campaign, it appears that they are going to have a legitimate chance.

Torres crushed his 13th home run, a three-run shot off left-hander Blake Snell, as part of a four-run fifth inning in the Yankees’ contest against the Rays at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. Torres’ go-ahead blast to left field gave the Yankees a 4-2 lead.

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It was the second consecutive game with a homer for the 21-year-old Torres, who leads all Major League rookies in homers and RBIs (33) since making his big league debut on April 22.

Torres has hit 10 homers in his past 22 games. Since May 2, only J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox (17) has more homers than Torres’ 13. Mike Trout of the Angels had also hit 13.

Aaron Hicks put the Yanks on the board with a one-out solo shot to right field off Snell, Hicks’ seventh of the season.

Video: TB@NYY: Hicks crushes a solo homer to right-center

Before Judge in 2017, the Yankees’ most recent American League Rookie of the Year winner was Derek Jeter (1996). Others have included Gil McDougald (1951), Bob Grim (1954), Tony Kubek (1957), Tom Tresh (1962), Stan Bahnsen (1968), Thurman Munson (1970) and Dave Righetti (1981).

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.

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