Aaron Judge third-fastest to 100 career homers

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Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge absolutely demolished a two-run home run off of Mariners lefty Yusei Kikuchi in the first inning on Tuesday night in Seattle. It marked the 100th career home run for the slugger. It’s also his fourth homer in his last five games.

Judge is the third-fastest to 100 career home runs, doing so in 371 games. Teammate Gary Sánchez got there in 355 games and former Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has the record at 325 games.

Following Tuesday’s dinger, Judge is batting .272/.384/.498 with 17 home runs, 40 RBI, and 54 runs scored in 337 plate appearances on the season.

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.