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Aaron Judge records homers No. 56 & 57, Yankees edge Red Sox 7-6

Aaron Judge records homers No. 56 & 57, Yankees edge Red Sox 7-6

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Sep 14
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Almost 61 years have passed since Roger Maris hit his 61st home run in the American League.

One player close to that milestone now is New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, who hit two home runs in Tuesday’s 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Judge hit homers No. 56 and No. 57 in the game making him the fourth player in Yankees’ history to have hit that many homers in a single season.

The four-time All-Star now needs only five more HRs to set a new record in the AL East.

After smacking homer No. 57 in the top of the eighth inning, it also marked the 30-year-old’s 10th multi-homer game of the season, pulling him closer to besting Hank Greenberg’s and Sammy Sosa’s record of 11.

With a batting average of .310, and 123 RBIs in 509 at-bats through 138 games, Judge remains one of the league’s most productive players.

As a result of his overall season and this week’s performance, the Yankees have a division-leading record of 86-56 in the AL East.

Following a disappointing season last year, the team is on a redemption arc after finishing third behind the Red Sox (92-70) and Tampa Bay Rays (100-62).

"You really just don't look at it. If you're checking the numbers, you're gonna get caught," Judge said following Tuesday’s win.  "I just keep trying to do what I can do, and the numbers will take care of themselves. If I have a good plan and have a good approach, do what I need to do in the box, all that other stuff will show up."

- Aaron Judge

"I'm out of adjectives."

- Aaron Boone

  • Boston Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division.

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  • Aaron Judge

    Aaron James Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball .

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  • New York Yankees

    The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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  • Roger Maris

    Roger Eugene Maris was an American professional baseball right fielder.

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