New York Yankees: Aaron Judge reaches 60 homers

New York Yankees: Aaron Judge hits 60 home run plateau


Aaron Judge joined an elite club on Tuesday in New York, hitting his 60th long ball of the season in the Yankees' 9-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The outfielder thus became only the sixth player in major league baseball history to achieve such a feat. Judge thus expelled a Wil Crowe offering out of bounds in the ninth inning.

If Judge is the sixth athlete in history to hit 60 home runs in a single season, however, this is the ninth time the feat has been accomplished, as Sammy Sosa has done it three times, while Mark McGwire has done it twice.

Judge will now attempt to join Roger Maris, who had 61 in 1961. He is also the record holder in the American.

Judge's shot started a comeback for the favorites of the crowd. Trailing 8-4 at the start of the ninth inning, the outfielder first allowed the Bronx Bombers to cut the Pirates' lead to three runs. Then, a few minutes later, Giancarlo Stanton scored a grand slam that ended hostilities.

Crowe (5-10) was the victim of this offensive push, he who inherited of the loss.

Harrison Bader also had a good game for the winners, hitting two singles and driving in three runs.

On the mound, starter Nestor Cortes n Did quite a bit, giving up a small run on five hits and two free passes, in five innings of work, but he wasn't involved in the decision. Rather, it was reliever Aroldis Chapman (3-3) who saw the victory added to his record.