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New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is chasing home run history this season, and he got even closer to his goals against his rival, the Boston Red Sox.
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is chasing home run history this season, aiming to hit at least 60 homers before the season ends. He added two more to his list against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, which puts him at 10 multi-homer games this season. He has more than 18 teams, including the Red Sox, who have five.
The Yankees pulled off a 7-6 win against the Red Sox, their biggest division rival, with a large part of the credit going to Judge.
Judge has been unstoppable this season, and he’s been one of the most consistent keys to the Yankees through a time of struggle and inconsistency as of late. While the Yankees still lead the AL East by six games with an 86-56 record, the team has lost steam after an unstoppable start to their MLB season.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge remains a key to success
Judge, a frontrunner for AL MVP, continues to have a significant impact on the Yankees. He’s having the best season of his career, but his previous seasons were still far above average. Over his seven-season career, all with New York, he’s hit .283/.391/.581 for an OPS of .972.
This season alone, he’s hit .310/.414/.692 for an OPS of 1.106. The Yankees have scored 704 runs total this season, and Judge has accounted for 116 of them.
Recently, New York has been spiraling downwards in regards to league averages. They currently have the 11th-worst batting average (.239), a big jump down from where they stand with slugging percentage, OPS and on-base percentage. They have the fifth-best OBP (.323), sixth-best slugging percentage (.424) and fifth-best OPS (.747).
The lineup has suffered recently, but Judge has maintained hope that the Yankees could add to their pennants with No. 28 — and it doesn’t hurt that he bested the entire city of Boston along the way.