< /p> UPDATE DAY
That's it: Aaron Judge set a new American League mark with 62 home runs in Game 2 of a doubleheader between his New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers on Tuesday at Arlington .
The outfielder fired Jesus Tinoco's third shot of the game to left field at Globe Life Field. He thus overtook Roger Maris, who had hit 61 long balls in 1961, also with the Bronx Bombers.
It should be noted that three players have done better in the National League, namely Barry Bonds (73 in 2001), Mark McGwire (70 in 1998 and 65 in 1999 ), as well as Sammy Sosa (66 in 1998, 64 in 2001 and 63 in 1999).
A first victory
The slugger had previously been unable to formalize the record in a 5-4 victory for his team in the afternoon.
Although Judge did not manage to hit a homer in this duel, he did even contributed to the victory. On the eighth downing, he scored the winning run on a Harrison Bader strike, moments after hitting a single himself.
Oswaldo Cabrera, Oswald Peraza and Kyle Higashioka all stretched their arms for the Yankees during that narrow win.
Host starting gunner Jon Gray didn't look bad, allowing four hits and three RBIs in six innings. His successor on the mound, Brock Burke (7-5), allowed as many strikes from the safe and one run fewer in just an inning and a third.
On the visitor side, it's Jameson Taillon who allowed all the opposing points. Josh Jung, with a single, and Adolis Garcia, with a long ball, both drove in two runs on his expense.
Aroldis Chapman (4-4) was perfect in one inning for the victory .