Aaron Judge has finally reached 60 home runs.
With the New York Yankees down 8-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning against the woeful Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, Judge sent one out to left center field to put the Yankees to within 8-5.
Judge is now one home run shy of tying the all-time American League record set by Yankee legend Roger Maris back in 1961.
And it helped spark a nice little ninth-inning rally.
Just a few batters later, Giancarlo Stanton sent one over the left field wall for a walk-off grand slam to give the Yankees a 9-8 come-from-behind victory.
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Judge Sparks Comeback With Historic Home Run
Judge started a rally and made some history in the process.
His unbelievable offensive outburst continues.
Between him chasing 61 homers and Albert Pujols chasing 700, things are getting exciting here in September.
Judge is making history with every swing he takes it seems.
Now, he’s a real threat to win the Triple Crown, something that has not been done since Miguel Cabrera managed to do it back in 2012.
The Yankees maintained their 5.5-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East division with Tuesday’s comeback win.
Stanton may have won the game, but Judge’s home run sparked the rally and made history in the process.
Judge will now look to tie and break Maris’ record.
In addition to his 60 home runs, Judge is hitting .316 with 128 RBI and a 1.122 OPS in 529 at-bats.
With 15 games left in the season for the Yankees, Judge has plenty of time to ultimately reach 61 homers and eventually pass that mark.
We’ll see what the next couple of games bring.
But one thing is for sure.
The city of New York will be buzzing with energy and excitement.