Judge Ties Maris With 61 Home Runs, Dodgers Get Franchise-High 107th Win

Jonathan Grant | September 29th, 2022

Aaron Judge, finally, crossed the threshold of 61 home runs on Wednesday night, launching his 61st of the season in Toronto as the New York Yankees beat the Blue Jays 8-3. Judge’s two-run homer does make American League history as it ties him with Roger Maris for the most all-time, but it was also a big hit in the game, breaking a 3-3 tie and allowing the Yankees to go on and win. The 30 year-old was in the middle of seven-game ‘drought,’ one in which many a pitcher walked him or simply pitched around him, so now he will be able to have that monkey off his back. He now has seven more games to break the record, a record that many believe would make him the true home run king.

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Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Dodgers were making history, too, by winning their 107th game of the season. By doing so, courtesy of a 1-0 triumph in ten innings over San Diego, the Dodgers have set their franchise’s all-time mark for wins in a single season. Freddie Freeman had the game’s lone RBI, a single to center that drove in Mookie Betts, relegating the Padres to yet another loss against their rivals. In the National League East, meanwhile, the New York Mets went up a game on the Atlanta Braves by coming from behind to beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 and also by virtue of the Braves losing in extras to Washington by a 3-2 score line. The teams are due to kick off a three-game set beginning Friday.

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