ANAHEIM, Calif. — Aaron Judge took another step toward history on Tuesday, hitting his 51st homer of the season. Judge now is just 10 homers away from tying Roger Maris’ 61 home-run mark, which is a Yankee and AL home run record.
This one was a three-run shot over the right-center field wall off Angels starter Mike Mayers. It came a night after he became just the 10th player in MLB history to reach the 50-homer milestone twice in his career.
The three-run homer in the top of the fourth on Tuesday against the Angels at Angel Stadium gave the Yankees a 7-2 lead. Judge drove in DJ LeMahieu and Andrew Benintendi who both hit singles before he came to the plate.
Judge’s former teammate CC Sabathia had a quick take after the outfielder’s latest blast, tweeting, “Death, taxes.” with a Judge and bomb emojis.