Aaron Judge hits Babe Ruth’s 60th home run of the season

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Aaron Judge moved one level behind Babe Ruth and Roger Maris for the AL record with his 60th home run of the season…and sparked a brilliant ninth inning rally for the New York Yankees against the Pittsburgh Pirates

In the bottom of the ninth inning and his team facing defeat, Aaron Judge stepped up to the plate and fired his 60th home run of the season for the New York Yankees.

In a record-setting strikeout, Judge tied Babe Ruth and was just one behind Roger Maris, who held the all-time American League record with 61. But his team trailed 8-5.

But then, with the bases loaded, Giancarlo Stanton sent the ball into the stands for a walk-off grand slam in a stunning 9-8 win at Yankee Stadium.

‘It had a small motor to be sure,’ Stanton said after his shot. ‘The judge surprised us all. He is going to put on a show for everyone here. It will be fun to see it later.’

As the judge went around the bases, there was a subdued vibe to his body language as his side still looked poised for a beating.

But little did he know that he had ignited his team. Anthony Rizzo doubled, Gleyber Torres walked and Josh Donaldson walked to load the bases, and then Stanton duly made sure the Yankees were celebrating soon enough.

He sent a huge hit over the left field wall to end a fight that sealed a historic night.

Judge’s night began quietly in his pursuit of 60, even if it ended in fireworks. Judge has now reached 60 in 147 games – the fastest Yankee to do so in history – and he’s tied with the legendary Ruth and his feat of 95 years ago.

The Yankees are back in action Wednesday night against Pittsburgh and will then face a four game series against the rival Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

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