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Aaron Judge hit a home run off Max Scherzer in the All-Star Game

Judge hit an absolute moonshot to give the American League an early lead.

89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard
“You’re going to catch my home run, right?”
Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Aaron Judge opted to skip the Home Run Derby this year, but he still brought the power to the nation’s capital. The Yankees outfielder put the American League on the board first with a home run off of Max Scherzer.

Judge fouled off a first pitch strike — a 95 mph fastball — to start the at-bat. He did the damage on the second pitch, a fastball up and in. He turned on the ball and absolutely crushed it. It was an absolute moonshot of a home run. Just see for yourself:

Gleyber Torres liked what he saw. He captured the moment on camera from the dugout.

Perhaps the best part, however, is how Luis Severino caught the ball! The Yankees ace was warming up in the bullpen, in perfect position to reel in his teammates’ home run. You cannot make this stuff up.

Severino then fired a scoreless second inning to preserve the American League’s lead. So far it’s been a great night for the Yankees!