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Aaron Judge hits 51st home run of 2022, Yankees star only 10 away from tying AL record

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It isn’t but September and Aaron Judge is barely 10 house runs away from tying the American League’s single-season report. Tuesday night time the New York Yankees slugger and AL MVP favourite clubbed his 51st house run of the season in a win towards the Los Angeles Angels. The AL report is after all 61 homers by Roger Maris in 1961.

Right here is Decide’s 51st homer of 2022. He’s one behind his profession excessive set in 2017, his rookie yr.

The house run race is not a lot of a race this season. Decide leads baseball with 51 homers. Coming into Tuesday, Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber was a distant second with 35 house runs. Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had 33 homers and nobody else has greater than 31. Schwarber and Goldschmidt are the one gamers inside 19 homers of Decide.

The Yankees are enjoying their a hundred and thirtieth recreation Tuesday night time, placing Decide on tempo to hit 64 homers this yr. He wants 10 homers within the group’s closing 32 video games to tie Maris and 11 homers to interrupt the report. At one level earlier this yr Decide hit 12 house runs in 14 video games, so catching Maris may be very doable. The MLB report is 73 homers by Barry Bonds in 2001.

Decide went into Tuesday’s recreation hitting .294/.396/.661 and main baseball in runs, walks, RBI, whole bases, slugging share, OPS, OPS+, and WAR along with homers. As a reminder, Judge rejected a $200 million contract extension in spring training and will become a free agent after the season.

The Yankees are 79-51 and personal a seven-game lead within the AL East, thanks largely to Decide.

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