Aaron Judge and Anthony Volpe of New York Yankees Continue to Chase History

The New York Yankees finished off a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Thursday as Anthony Volpe and Aaron Judge continue to move closer to some elite history as a duo.
New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) beats the throw to score a run behind Minnesota Twins catcher Christian Vazquez (8) during the third inning at Yankee Stadium on June 6.
New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) beats the throw to score a run behind Minnesota Twins catcher Christian Vazquez (8) during the third inning at Yankee Stadium on June 6. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Yankees finished off a sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. The 8-5 win moved the Yankees to 45-19 on the season, which is the best record in the American League. The Twins are now 33-29 and remain in third place in the American League Central.

In the win, Yankees' leadoff man Anthony Volpe went 1-for-5 with a run scored. Aaron Judge went 0-for-3 but scored two runs after drawing two walks.

By getting on base yet again, Volpe and Judge moved even closer to the top of a prestigious list in teammate history.

Per Sarah Langs of MLB.com:

most consecutive games reaching base safely, teammates in games played together (Expansion Era, 1961):

1998 Cal Ripken, Eric Davis: 36
2001 Ichiro Suzuki, Edgar Martinez: 35
2003 Andruw Jones, Rafael Furcal: 34
2024 Anthony Volpe, Aaron Judge: 32 *active
1988 Mike Greenwell, Wade Boggs: 32

h/t @EliasSports

Volpe is hitting .288 this season while Judge is hitting .289. With Juan Soto sandwiched between them in the order, the Yankees have one of the best top-thirds of a lineup of any team in baseball.

Both Judge and Soto each have OPS's over 1.000 at this point.

The Yankees will start a big-time series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. First pitch from Yankee Stadium will come at 7:05 p.m. ET.

It will mark the first visit for Shohei Ohtani to Yankee Stadium as a member of the Dodgers.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto will pitch for Los Angeles. He'll be opposed by Cody Poteet, who is making his third start for the Yankees.

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