Aaron Judge stays at 61 homers as Orioles beat Yankees
Aaron Judge didn’t come close to hitting his 62nd home run, going 1 for 2 with a pair of walks as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 2-1 on Friday night.
One game after tying the American League home run record that Yankees star Roger Maris set in 1961, Judge struck out in the first inning, singled in the third and walked in the sixth against Jordan Lyles, then was intentionally walked in the eighth by rookie Félix Bautista.
Judge has six games left: two this weekend against the Orioles and then four at Texas that end the regular season.
Fans in outfield dream of catching Judge’s 62nd HR
Yankees fans are hoping Aaron Judge makes history this weekend at Yankee Stadium, CBS2’s Steve Overmyer reported Friday.
The most coveted seats for the series against the Orioles are in the outfield, where fans are dreaming of catching Judge’s record-breaking 62nd home run of the season.
Judge has nine home runs in 15 games against the Orioles this season – the most he’s hit against any team.
See It: Judge ties Maris for AL record
Aaron Judge tied Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 home runs in a season with a tiebreaking, two-run drive in the seventh inning that lifted the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Wednesday night.
The 30-year-old slugger drove a 94.5 mph belt-high sinker with a full-count from left-hander Tim Mayza (8-1) over the left-field fence at Rogers Centre. The 117.4 mph drive took just 3.8 seconds to land 394 feet from the plate, and it put the Yankees ahead 5-3.