Yankees’ Judge hits 2 home runs, reaches 57 in 142 games

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BOSTON (TBEN) – Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit his leading 56th and 57th home runs of the season in the Major League on Tuesday-evening.

Judge, who played in New York’s 142nd game, is four to match the American League record Roger Maris set in 1961 with the Yankees.

Judge’s solo drive from the opposite field to right field by Nick Pivetta in the sixth inning tied the game at 3-3. Xander Bogaerts answered on Boston’s next at bat with his own solo shot to put the Red Sox back on top.

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But Judge finished eighth again, crushing a hanging slide from Garrett Whitlock over the green monster in left field.

Judge’s home runs were his first in six games. It also marked the 10th multi-homer game of the season, one less than the AL record set by Hank Greenberg in 1938, and the 26th of Judge’s career.

He hits .310 with a 1.105 OPS. He has 32 RBI’s in his last 38 games.

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New York opened the two-game series with a 5½-game lead in the AL East.

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