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

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It isn’t but September and Aaron Judge is simply 10 dwelling runs away from tying the American League’s single-season file. Tuesday night time the New York Yankees slugger and AL MVP favourite clubbed his 51st dwelling run of the season towards the Los Angeles Angels (GameTracker). The AL file is in fact 61 homers by Roger Maris in 1961.

Right here is Choose’s 51st homer of 2022. He’s one behind his profession excessive set in 2017, his rookie 12 months.

The house run race is not a lot of a race this season. Choose leads baseball with 51 homers. Coming into Tuesday, Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber was a distant second with 35 dwelling 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 Choose.

The Yankees are taking part in their one hundred and thirtieth recreation Tuesday night time, placing Choose on tempo to hit 64 homers this 12 months. He wants 10 homers within the workforce’s remaining 32 video games to tie Maris and 11 homers to interrupt the file. At one level earlier this 12 months Choose hit 12 dwelling runs in 14 video games, so catching Maris could be very doable. The MLB file is 73 homers by Barry Bonds in 2001.

Choose went into Tuesday’s recreation hitting .294/.396/.661 and main baseball in runs, walks, RBI, complete bases, slugging proportion, 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 entered Tuesday with a 78-51 file and a seven-game lead within the AL East, thanks largely to Choose.

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