A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
JUDGE VS. JAYS
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has hit five home runs in his last five games, part of a surge that’s helped New York win nine in a row.
Judge has connected in three straight games. The Yankees lead the majors with a 16-6 record going into a three-game series at Toronto.
George Springer, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays split four games at Yankee Stadium from April 11-14 in a series that included three shutouts — two by New York pitching. Surprising, considering all the power packed into these lineups.
This series marks the final leg of an early test for Toronto — 16 consecutive games (the last 10 at home) against three 2021 AL playoff teams: Boston, Houston and New York.
Angels star Shohei Ohtani said he expects to be back in the lineup a day after making an early exit because of tightness in his right groin.
The two-way AL MVP was the Angels’ designated hitter when he was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Sunday’s 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox.
“I was taken out for safety reasons. I was perfectly OK with it,” Ohtani said through a translator.
Angels manager Joe Maddon said Ohtani might have tweaked his groin running to first in the seventh inning on a grounder back to pitcher Jose Ruiz that the White Sox turned into a double play.
Ohtani is batting .228 with four home runs, 12 RBIs and four stolen bases this season. As a pitcher, he’s 2-2 with a 4.19 ERA, striking out 30 in 19 1/3 innings.
After a slow start since signing with the Twins, star shortstop Carlos Correa is finding his stroke.
Correa posted his fourth straight multi-hit game Sunday as Minnesota beat the Rays 9-3. The streak has raised…