NY (AP) Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run Tuesday night, matching Babe Ruth and moving within among Roger Maris American League season record.
THE BRAND NEW York Yankees slugger drove a 3-1 sinker from Pittsburghs Wil Crowe 430 feet left field seats leading off the ninth inning. Judges third home run in two games and ninth in September thrilled a screaming crowd at Yankee Stadium. He answered pleas for a curtain call despite New Yorks 8-5 deficit.
He equaled Ruths total for the 1927 Yankees and contains 15 games remaining to complement and surpass Maris total for NY in 1961.
Judge leads the major leagues with 128 RBIs and is probably the AL batting leaders with a .316 average as he tries for the initial Triple Crown since Detroits Miguel Cabrera in 2012.
Ruth became the initial major leaguer going to 60 homers when he connected off Washingtons Tom Zachary for a two-run drive to right in the eighth inning on Sept. 30, 1927, the next-to-last game of the growing season.
Roger Maris Jr. and Kevin Maris, sons of the former player, were both readily available.
Fans in the outfield seats stood when Judge found the plate.
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