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After five years in majors, Terrance Gore got his first major league hit

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Terrance Gore debuted in the majors with the Royals on September 2, 2014, but he didn’t get his first hit im the major leagues until September 8, 2018 with the Cubs. Gore has appeared in only 55 major league games over those five years and has been used almost exclusively as a pinch-runner and a defensive replacement late in ballgames. The light-hitting Gore, as a result, had been hitless in 15 major league plate appearances entering Saturday’s action, a doubleheader against the Nationals.

Gore replaced Ben Zobrist in left field in the bottom of the seventh inning in the first game of the doubleheader. He later came to the plate with a runner on and no outs in the top of the ninth inning with his team trailing 10-1.

Facing Max Scherzer, Gore grounded a 1-0 fastball up the middle for a single, perfectly placed between shortstop Trea Turner and second baseman Wilmer Difo. Gore would later come around to score as the Cubs plated two runs in the final frame, but ultimately lost 10-3.

Gore pinch-ran in game two of the doubleheader, promptly stealing both second and third base before coming around to score on a Kris Bryant double.

Aaron Judge returns to the Yankees lineup

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The lineups for the Red Sox-Yankees game for this evening were just released and, lo and behold, Aaron Judge is back in it for the Yankees. He’ll be batting second and playing right field.

Judge was activated four days ago but had been limited to defense and base running. As of yesterday signs pointed to him not hitting today, but he took swings in a simulated game for the second straight day today — taking advantage of the previously-scheduled day game being moved to this evening — and things must’ve gone well.

Judge has been out since late July due to a fractured wrist suffered when he was hit by a fastball from Royals pitcher Jakob Junis. He has taken longer than expected to recover from the injury and the Yankees have felt his absence as he was hitting .285/.398/.548 with 26 home runs and 61 RBI in 447 plate appearances when he went down and no one has, obviously, been able to replace his production.

Now he’s back to help the Yankees fend off the A’s for the top Wild Card spot.