Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits No. 58, and it’s a opposite-field blast vs. Brewers

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MILWAUKEE — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was due.


He’s gone four days without going deep, which is nothing for mere mortals but a bit of a dry spell for a slugger who is closing in a long-standing league record for home runs.

The mini drought ended in the third inning of Sunday’s game when Judge blasted a 414-foot homer to right-center field off Brewers righty Jason Alexander, No. 58 for the season.


Judge needs four homers to break Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 homers in 1961. The Yankees will have 16 games remaining after Sunday’s game.

Judge crushed a 2-0 fastball that was left over the plate for just his third homer in his last 10 games, the only two coming last Tuesday night in Boston.

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The homer cut into a 4-1 Brewers lead that was built on the strength of two home runs off Yankees starter Gerrit Cole, a three-run jack in the first by Kolten Wong and a second-inning solo shot by No. 9 hitter Tyrone Taylor.

This was just the 16th time anyone has hit 58 homers and first since Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 for the Miami Marlins in 2017.

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