Yankees star Judge ties Maris’ AL mark with 61st homer


New York Yankees' Aaron Judge grounds out against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge grounds out against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)


New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (99) flies out, next to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)


New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting his 61st home run of the season, a two-run shot against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Alex Lupul/The Canadian Press via AP)


A look at Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees as he approaches major home run milestones:

Season HR Total: 61

Wednesday’s Game: Went 1 for 4 with a walk, hitting a tiebreaking two-run homer off Tim Mayza in the seventh inning of the Yankees’ 8-3 win at Toronto. Judge continues to lead the American League in batting average (.313), RBIs (130) and home runs in his bid to win the Triple Crown.

Friday’s Matchup: The Yankees open a three-game series in the Bronx against the Baltimore Orioles.

Current HR Pace: Judge is on pace to hit 63.75 home runs this season.

Next HR: Judge’s next home run would move him one ahead of Maris. The Yankees have seven games remaining in the regular season.

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New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge grounds out against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/09/web1_129812758-b58a16855d604f84ad99f13a654eae86.jpgNew York Yankees’ Aaron Judge grounds out against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge (99) flies out, next to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/09/web1_129812758-1902a7299aa54ba4918bd5657127241b.jpgNew York Yankees’ Aaron Judge (99) flies out, next to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting his 61st home run of the season, a two-run shot against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Alex Lupul/The Canadian Press via AP)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/09/web1_129812758-7f7ec426dc2a40feb1ccb1be4d488719.jpgNew York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting his 61st home run of the season, a two-run shot against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. (Alex Lupul/The Canadian Press via AP)