That’s it: Aaron Judge set a new American League score with 62 home runs in the 3-2 defeat to the Texas Rangers by the New York Yankees in Arlington on Tuesday.
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The winger fired Jesus Tinoco’s third pitch of the match to the left of the pitch at Globe Life Field, where a fan managed to catch the ball before it hit the ground. Another spectator didn’t hesitate to jump over the railing to try and get their hands on the collectible that will surely be worth a few dollars.
The public also enthusiastically celebrated this new milestone, shouts rose from the four corners of the stadium even as the Yankees evolved into enemy territory.
The judge eliminated Roger Maris, who had scored 61 long balls in 1961, also with the Bronx Bombers. It should be noted that three players did best in the National League, namely Barry Bonds (73 in 2001), Mark McGwire (70 in 1998 and 65 in 1999), as well as Sammy Sosa (66 in 1998, 64 in 2001 and 63 in 1999).
Roger Maris Jr. also congratulated Judge, not without giving a point to the three players who are still ahead of his father and who face doping charges.
“Congratulations to Aaron Judge and his family on the historic home run! he commented on Twitter. It was definitely an unforgettable baseball season. You are a person who should be worshiped. For MOST fans, we can now celebrate a new CLEAN KING OF CIRCUITS !! “
The point of victory
Previously, the Yankees had signed a 5-4 win in the late afternoon. Although the judge failed to hit a homer in this duel, he still contributed to the victory. On the eighth run, he scored the winning streak on a Harrison Bader strike, moments after hitting a single himself.
Oswaldo Cabrera, Oswald Peraza and Kyle Higashioka all stretched their arms for the Yankees during this narrow victory.
Starting gunner Jon Gray didn’t look bad, allowing four hits and three RBI in six innings. His successor on the mound, Brock Burke (7-5), conceded the most strikes from the safe and one less run in just one inning and one third.
As for the guests, it was Jameson Taillon who conceded all the opponents points. Josh Jung, with a single, and Adolis Garcia, with a long ball, both led in two runs at his expense.
Aroldis Chapman (4-4) was perfect in a set to claim victory.