Aaron Judge looks for race #61: Live updates from the Yankees Blue Jays as Roger Maris’ record appears on the horizon

New York Yankees player Aaron Judge will try again Monday night to match Roger Maris’ one-season MLS record of 61 home runs. The judge made his 60th home run last Tuesday – He’s the sixth player in history with a 60-man season – and he’s 4 vs 15 with three doubles, six walks and six hits in five games since.

Here, for posterity, is AL’s one-season home run leaderboard:

  1. Roger Maris, 1961 Yankees: 61
  2. Aaron Judge, 2022 Yankees: 60 and counting
  3. Babe Ruth, 1927 Yankees: 60
  4. Hank Greenberg, Tigers 1938: 58
  5. Jamie Foxx, 1932 Athletics: 58

It should be noted that the judge is chasing a triple crown as well as the Maris’ record. Judge enters play on Mondays leading the AL in home races (60) and RBI (128), and his league-leading batting average .31434 narrowly ahead of Xander Bogaerts (.31380). Miguel Cabrera was the latest winner of baseball’s Triple Crown title in 2012. The Yankees wrapped up a six-game game on the field on Sunday and have now opened a three-game streak against the East Blue Jays rival in Toronto. The Blue Jays will send Kevin Gusman (12-10, 3.32 ERA) up the hill. The judge is 8 for 22 with three eyebrows against Guzman in his career, though he hasn’t taken him in depth since 2017 and is 0 for 5 against him in 2022.

Follow along with our live updates below as the judge looks to match Maris with his 61st home Monday night.

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