History is likely going to be made this week at Yankees Stadium when the Bronx Bombers return home for a six game homestand against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox. That is because Aaron Judge is now just two home runs shy of tying the franchise and American League record for home runs in a single season once held by Roger Maris.
He needs three to make the record all his own.
Judge went 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBI as the Yankees outlasted the Brewers 12-8 to avert a sweep on Sunday afternoon.
Judge’s first home run came in the third inning, his 58th of the year, that cut the Brewers lead in half at 4-2. His second homer, number 59 on the season came in the seventh inning with the Yankees already leading by a score of 9-4.
Cuadrangular número 59 de la temporada para AARON JUDGE. 🔥⚾️pic.twitter.com/70ulmcOsxy— Pasión Beisbol ⚾️ (@Pasionbaseball) September 18, 2022
For good measure Judge would add a two-run double in the ninth inning to cap off the scoring.
Gerrit Cole got the victory, despite giving up four runs over five innings of work.
Anthony Rizzo added his 31st homer of the year, and Oswald Cabrera had one of his best days since getting the call up from Triple-A, a 3-for-4 day with two runs scored, two RBI and a home run.