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Aaron Judge hit a ball at 113 mph that traveled 404 feet.
Trouble is, he hit it deep in Yankee Stadium.
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However, the New York Yankees were able to come back against the Boston Red Sox, and Josh Donaldson’s single in the 10th gave them a 5-4 win.
Judge’s long steal was not only close to being his fourth home run of the year, but it would also have been his 61st home run of the season, tying Roger Maris for the AL single-season record. .
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With Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa all surpassing Maris between 1998 and 2001, many consider 61 to be the true record, so all eyes have been on Judge in the Bronx.
The judge is a powerful figure, but even this time he couldn’t get past the center field wall where Monument Park sits 408 feet from home plate.
But everyone thought there weren’t any left.
Although he was hitless on the night, he kept his Gold Glove-caliber defense in right field, throwing an absolute seed to keep the Red Sox’ leading potential out of the bases in the top of the ninth inning.
The judge walked three times in the game, and Red Sox pitchers were booed each time.
It was Donaldson’s third hit this season and his second against Boston this year. In August, he hit a three-run grand slam in extra innings, and on the opening day, he hit a single against Boston.
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The Yankees also clinched a playoff spot with the win. It’s their sixth straight trip to the playoffs and their 24th in the last 28 seasons, having only missed in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016 during that span.
Judge now has three more games in the Bronx — against Boston — to get 61 and 62 before the Yankees head to a three-game set in Toronto.