NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star Aaron Judge grew to become the second-fastest participant in main league historical past to succeed in 200 profession residence runs with a two-run drive within the second inning for New York in opposition to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
The 6-foot-7 slugger, who grew to become the primary participant within the majors this season to succeed in 40 homers Friday, fouled off two breaking balls from starter Jonathan Heasley earlier than sending a 2-2 fastball into the right-center subject seats.
Choose’s 2 hundredth homer got here in his 671st profession recreation, behind simply Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard, who achieved the feat in 2009 in 658 video games.
Choose has 42 homers this season and is on tempo for 67. He’s tied with Sammy Sosa and two behind Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire for essentially the most earlier than Aug. 1 in MLB historical past. Bonds holds the season report with 73 homers in 2001.
A free agent on the finish of the season, Choose has 9 homers and 21 RBIs with a .447 batting common in 10 video games because the All-Star break. After hitting only one homer in his first 13 video games, Choose has linked for 36 over his final 79 video games and stays on tempo to surpass Roger Maris’ membership report of 61, set in 1961. He’s the 18th Yankee to succeed in the profession milestone.
Choose hit a career-high 52 homers whereas successful AL Rookie of the Yr in 2017.
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