Aaron Judge broke a tie game with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning, and that was the difference in a 3-2 victory for the Yankees over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees notched their 16th in their past 17 games, and they have won seven straight overall.
Their 16-1 run marks the best 17-game stretch for the Yankees since they went 16-1 in June of 1953. That stretch was part of a 21-1 clip from May 27 through June 18, 1953.
The Yankees have now won 10 consecutive games at Yankee Stadium, their first 10-game home winning streak since 2008.
Tuesday’s win pulled the Yankees even with the Red Sox in the standings, with both teams sitting at 25-10. That record has the teams leading the AL East and all of baseball.
Tuesday was the first time the Yankees and Red Sox went head-to-head with the top two records in baseball since June 2, 2002.
The highest, of course, belongs to the legend himself, Joe Namath, whom the Jets drafted first overall in 1965. Namath started nine of 14 games as a rookie. And in his fourth season, he led the Jets to their lone Super Bowl championship.
Does Namath think Darnold this summer can beat out Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater, to win the Jets’ Week 1 starting job?
It won’t be easy, Namath said Tuesday at BTIG Charity Day in Manhattan.
First of all, anybody that’s starting on that field has to have convinced their teammates that he’s worthy to start, Namath said.