Bucs blow 4-run lead in 9th as Judge blasts 60th home run of season for Yanks


Aaron Judge joined one of the most exclusive clubs in baseball history on Tuesday.

The New York Yankees slugger smashed his MLB-leading 60th home run of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates, becoming just the sixth player in major league history to accomplish such a feat.

John Sterling was on the call for WFAN.

Judge’s blast was a 430-foot moonshot to lead off the ninth inning, which sparked a five-run rally that culminated in a walk-off grand slam from Giancarlo Stanton to give the Yankees a 9-8 victory.

Judge’s home run ties Babe Ruth’s best mark and becomes the first to do it since Barry Bonds in 2001. Only Roger Maris, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa have also hit at least 60 home runs.

The home run came off of Pirates pitcher Wil Crowe, who is the great-great-nephew of Yankees pitcher Red Ruffing.

Maris’ mark of 61 is the American League record and Yankees franchise record. The Maris family was in attendance of Tuesday’s game and is expected to be on hand for the homestand.

With two weeks of the season to go, Judge will surely pass the mark, it is only a matter of when he will do it at this point and how many he will finish with.

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