Aaron Judge hits 54th home run of season, tying Yankees record, then heads to watch US Open
Monday was special for Aaron Judge, as the 30-year-old superstar hit his 54th home run of the season during the New York Yankees' 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium.
His 404-foot, two-run shot off Twins reliever Trevor Magill hit the second deck on the left field, breaking a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning.
In doing so, Judge continued his Most Valuable Player trajectory equaling a team record alongside Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.
He tied Alex Rodriguez's record for most home runs in a season by a right-handed batsman in Yankees history, which Rodriguez had set in 2007.
Judge's 54th home run is his eighth in his last 13 matches and his potentially historic season continues. Rodriguez congratulated the judge on social media, saying: "Keep going my man!"
With 27 games remaining, Judge is on pace to score 65 home runs that would be the most in a season in Yankees history.
If the judge is able to finish the season with 65 homers - that would require one every 2.5 games. This would be the fifth 65-plus home run season in MLB history.
"Every single day, I show up to work ready to go and do whatever it takes to get our team to victory," Judge said after hitting his 54th home run.
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