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Trevor Story becomes first shortstop in major league history with 40 doubles, 30 homers, and 25 steals in a season

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Rockies shortstop Trevor Story entered Tuesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks with 32 home runs, 25 stolen bases, and 39 doubles. He doubled in the first inning and, as a result, became the first shortstop in major league history with 40-plus doubles, 30-plus homers, and 25-plus stolen bases in a single season.

The only other shortstops who came close to the milestone before Story were Jimmy Rollins in 2007 with the Phillies (30 homers, 41 steals, 38 doubles) and Alex Rodriguez in 1998 with the Mariners (42 homers, 46 steals, 35 doubles).

Story also knocked in a run with the double, putting him at 100 RBI. Rodriguez, in ’98, had 124 RBI. They’re the only such 30+ HR/100+ RBI/25+ SB seasons by a shortstop.

Story, 25, entered Tuesday’s action slashing .293/.348/.559 for the first-place Rockies. If the Rockies are able to hold off the Dodgers and D-Backs to win the NL East, Story will be a significant reason for the achievement. The Rockies have never won a division title in the club’s 25-year history.

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.