NEW YORK— Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was hit on his right wrist by a pitch and forced to leave early Thursday night, overshadowing New York’s 7-2 romp past the Kansas City Royals.

The Yankees said Judge was seen by a team doctor at the stadium and taken to a hospital for an MRI. Judge sustained a chip fracture of the right wrist (ulnar styloid bone). No surgery was recommended, but the Yankees approximate a three-week time period before Judge can swing a bat in a game situation. .

Normally an All-Star outfielder, Judge was the designated hitter. He winced when he was stung by a fastball from Jakob Junis in the first inning, got an infield hit the next time up and then was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fourth.

On a busy day for the Yankees, Sonny Gray (8-7) pitched five shutout innings to win three straight starts for the first time since last July. He exited soon after getting nicked in the pitching hand by a hard grounder.

Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer for New York. Center fielder Aaron Hicks threw out Alex Gordon at the plate to end the game as Gordon tried to score from second on a single.

Junis (5-11) is 0-8 in 10 starts since beating the Yankees in mid-May. He has allowed a major league-high 25 home runs, and the drive by Gregorius made it 6-0 in the fourth.

Gregorius homered one pitch after shortstop Adalberto Mondesi bounced a throw to first on a routine grounder with two outs. As Gregorius rounded the bases, Mondesi took off his glove and wandered into shallow center field.

Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer in the Royals sixth off Adam Warren.

ANGELS 12, WHITE SOX 8: Francisco Arcia became the first Los Angeles Angels player with four RBI in his major league debut, hitting a three-run homer at Anaheim, California.

A 28-year-old who has spent 12 seasons in the minor leagues, Arcia was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake and started at catcher. Batting eighth in the order, Arcia lined out in the second inning, walked in the fourth, struck out in the fifth and hit a three-run homer in the seventh against Juan Minaya that put the Angels ahead 9-5. He added a run-scoring single in the eighth off Chris Volstad.

RAYS 4, ORIOLES 3: Adeiny Hechavarria singled in the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning, and Tampa Bay won at Baltimore.

After taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees, the Rays beat former teammate Alex Cobb (2-14) to improve to 53-50.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

CUBS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 6: David Bote hit a tying, two-run homer off Brad Boxberger with one out in the ninth inning, Anthony Rizzo followed two pitches later with a winning home run and Chicago overcame a five-run deficit at home.

Bote drove a thigh-high 0-2 fastball about a half-dozen rows in the bleachers in left-center for his second home run this season, making it 6-6.

METS 12, PIRATES 6: Asdrubal Cabrera went 3 for 5 with a home run and four RBI to break out of an extended slump, and New York won at Pittsburgh for its first three-game winning streak since mid-June.

Cabrera entered hitting just .184 (7 for 38) in his prior 12 games. He doubled home Devin Mesoraco in the second against Nick Kingham (5-5) and hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the fourth.

PHILLIES 9, REDS 4: Rhys Hoskins, Maikel Franco and Nick Williams each hit two of the team’s record-tying seven home runs, and Philadelphia won at Cincinnati in the opener of a four-game series.

Carlos Santana added a two-run homer as the Phillies tied the franchise record for home runs in a game, set Sept. 8, 1998, against the New York Mets.

NATIONALS 10, MARLINS 3: Trea Turner homered and hit a tie-breaking, two-run triple in the seventh inning that led Washington to a win at Miami.

Juan Soto also homered and Matt Wieters added a two-run double for the Nationals, who trailed 3-0 before rallying. Washington had nine extra-base hits in the opener of a four-game series.


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