Yanks’ Judge hits 58th, 59th home run, 2 behind Maris’ AL mark

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MILWAUKEE — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit his 58th and 59th homeruns of the season on Sunday, coming within two of Roger Maris’ American League-record with 16 games left.

Judge’s 11th multihomer game tied the season record set by Hank Greenberg of Detroit in 1938 and was matched by Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs in 1998. The two home runs against Milwaukee totaled 857 feet.

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Looking for a Triple Crown, Judge had four hits and four RBI’s. He leads the major leagues in home runs and with 127 RBI’s. His double-run double in the ninth raised his batting average to .3162, third behind Minnesota’s Luis Arraez on .317 and Boston’s Xander Bogaerts on .3164.

Judge hit his first of the day on a Jason Alexander sinker with a 2-0 count in the third inning. The 414-foot, opposite cyclocross race left the bat at 112 mph.

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Then in the seventh against Luis Perdomo, Judge pulled a slider with a 1-2 count for a shot from 443 feet to the left.

Judge, hadn’t homed in his previous three games since going deep twice at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Kyle Schwarber of Philadelphia is second in the major leagues with 39 home runs.

Maris hit 61 home runs for the Yankees in 1961, one more than Babe Ruth in 1927.

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