Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 56th and 57th home runs to move four past the American League record as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox in extra innings 7-6.
- Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 56th and 57th home runs on Tuesday
- Judge is now four home runs away from tying Roger Maris’ American League record
- His two home runs came in the sixth and eighth innings against the Red Sox
- The Yankees’ win gives them a six-game lead in the American League East
Aaron Judge inched closer to the record books as he hit his major league-leading 56th and 57th home runs to help the New York Yankees hold on for a 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Judge, hitting in New York’s 142nd game, is four shy of tying the American League home run record set by Roger Maris with the Yankees in 1961.
After going scoreless in five games, Judge had a pair of game-tying solo homers by Nick Pivetta in the sixth and Garrett Whitlock in the eighth.
Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 56th and 57th home runs against the Red Sox
Judge has 10th multi-hit game this season, one shy of the AL record set by Hank Greenberg in 1938 and 26 in his career.
Judge’s three hits raised his average to .310, and he leads the major leagues in home runs and 123 RBI. Judge is hitting .310 with a 1.105 OPS. He has 32 RBIs in his last 38 games.
New York, which has come from behind three times, has reopened a six-game lead in the AL East, its longest since Sept. 1.
Judge hits a single during the third inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday
The slugger celebrates with his Yankees teammates after scoring a run in the 10th inning
Gleyber Torres broke a 4-4 tie in the 10th against Jeurys Familia (2-3). He has eight RBIs in his last three games after getting just three in his previous 14.
Clay Holmes (6-3) hit Reese McGuire with a pitch and got one out in the 10th, and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single that put runners on the corners.
Xander Bogaerts grounded out to the shallows and Peralta bounced a fastball for a wild pitch. Devers struck out Devers on the seventh pitch of the at-bat, his first slider of the night, for his fourth save.
Rookie Triston Casas, McGwire and Bogaerts homered for Boston, which has lost eight of 14 to the Yankees this season.
Gleyber Torres had a two-run double in the 10th inning to keep the Yankees going
Marwin Gonzalez hit the first of three game-tying homers for New York, a two-run drive in the third.
Pivetta allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out five.
New York’s Gerrit Cole struck out 10 over six innings, but was tagged for all three of Boston’s home runs over six innings.
Casas hit his first run at Fenway Park and McGuire hit his first home run of the season.