Aaron Judge and Volpe homer, Nestor Cortes wins as Yankees beat Blue Jays 4-2

TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Thursday night to win for the 11th time in 16 games.

Nestor Cortes (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits in six-plus innings to snap a four-start winless streak. He struck out six and walked one.

Anthony Volpe also homered for the Yankees, who took three of four from Toronto. The rookie shortstop made it 4-2 with a solo shot off Nate Pearson in the ninth, his seventh of the season.

The Yankees have hit 33 home runs in 17 games this month.

Ryan Weber

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