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Aaron Judge hits his 58th AND 59th home run of the season as the rocket in Milwaukee comes within two of AL and Yankees record
- Aaron Judge hit two more home runs as New York defeated Milwaukee on Sunday
- Judge hit his 58th homer in the second and 59th in the seventh inning of the win
- Number 99 has 16 games to break the AL and Yankees season record of 61 . to overshadow
- New York broke its two-game losing streak with a 12-8 win vs. the Brewers
Aaron Judge is getting closer and closer to the record books after a monster day in Milwaukee.
The #99 Yankees hit two home runs as New York rode to a 12-8 victory over the Brewers at American Family Field.
It was Judge’s 58th and 59th home runs of the season, and now he is two runs away from the AL and Yankees’ one-season record.
Aaron Judge looked to the sky after his first home run vs. Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon
Bronx Bomber legend Roger Maris holds both records, set in 1961, one for Babe Ruth’s regular season record of 60 from 1927.
Judge has 16 games left to shatter the old records. If he hits even one more home run, Judge will be the third AL and Yankees player ever to hit 60 home runs.
The California native homered first in the second inning, in his second at bat, and hit one deep into the right-hand stand.
His 414-foot home run was pivotal in the context of the game, as the Yankees trailed 4-1 before handing a Brewers fan a souvenir.
Judge was a fan favorite during the Yankees victory with ‘MVP’ chants going around in the stands
The 30-year-old wasn’t finished there and went even bigger for a 443-foot homer off Luis Perdomo in the seventh inning.
By this time, New York was already in control, but Judge secured the win by adding one when the Yanks led 10-4.
While the Yankees lost the three-game series 2-1, Judge stimulated both the visiting and home fans as he approached history.
New York is five games clear of Toronto atop the AL East.
First baseman, Anthony Rizzo (L) celebrated with the AL MVP fantasy in the seventh inning