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Aaron Judge homered 61st and tied American League record | Other Sports | Sports

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Aaron Judge and his mighty 61-home run display, which tied him with Roger Maris for the single-season home run lead in the American League, set the standard in the Major Leagues.

Judge ended the drought and on Wednesday hit his 61st homer of the season, tying Roger Maris for the single-season home run record in the American League, as the New York Yankees beat the Blue Jays. from Toronto.

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The player punished a pitch from left-handed reliever Tim Mayza (8-1), sending the ball over the left-field wall of Toronto’s Roger Center to match Maris’ 61-homer mark for the Yankees in the 1961 campaign.

With his home run, the 30-year-old outfielder broke his tie with Babe Ruth (60-1927) for second place all-time in home runs in a season on the minor circuit.

Aaron, who this year joined Ruth, Maris, Barry Bonds (73-2001), Mark McGwire (70-1998 and 75-1999) and Dominican Sammy Sosa (66-1998, 63-1999 and 64-2001), in the club of hitters with 60 or more homers in a season, he will seek to remain as the leading homer in a contest for the Yankees and in the American League.

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The Venezuelan Oswaldo Cabrera scored twice and his compatriot Oswald Peraza scored and an RBI

For the Blue Jays, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went blank in three innings, with an RBI and Mexican Alejandro Kirk 1-0.

METERS 5-4 MARLINS

Venezuelan Eduardo Escobar hit a home run and drove in all five runs for the New York Metros, including leaving the Miami Marlins on the field in the 10th inning.

The Metros (98-58) took a one-game lead over the Atlanta Braves (97-59) in the fight for first place in the American League East Division.

Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor scored a run for the winners.

Bryan De La Cruz hit a two-run homer for the Marlins.

NATIONALS 3-2 BRAVES

CJ Abrams hit an RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals stranded the Atlanta Braves in extra innings.

With the loss, the Braves (97-59) lost ground in the race for first place in the NL East, falling one game behind the Mets (98-58).

Luke Voit drove in two laps for the Nationals.

Matt Olson homered for the Atlanta team.

CUBS 4-2 PHILIES

Dominican Christopher Morel hit a three-run homer to break the tie in the fifth inning, thus dealing a serious blow to the Philadelphia Phillies, who ended up defeated in their duel with the Chicago Cubs.

The Phillies (83-71) watched as the Brewers (83-72) came within a half-game of the third wild card, which grants a bye to the Major League playoffs.

Brazilian Yan Gomes scored and drove in a run for the Cubs.

Bryce drove in both of the Phillies’ runs, both scored by Kyle Schwarber.

BREWERS 5-1 CARDINALS

Victor Caratini had a two-run double and Luis Urias stepped at the plate twice as the Milwaukee Brewers closed within a half game for the third wild card in the National League, beating the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Brewers (83-72) minimized their disadvantage against the Philadelphia Phillies (83-71), who are still the owners of the last ticket to the postseason for the old MLB circuit.

Brandon Woodruff (13-4) struck out 10 in six scoreless innings to be a key part of the Brewers’ success.

Colombian left-hander José Quintana (6-7) allowed only one round in five innings and struck out seven opponents, but his offense did not respond and he ended up losing the game.

GUARDIANS 2-1 RAYS

Dominican shortstop Amed Rosario led the winning run with a hit in the 10th inning, as the Cleveland Guardians sentenced the Tampa Bay Rays.

Despite the defeat, the Rays (85-70) dominate the second wild card in the American League, one game behind the Mariners (83-70), who have the third wild card in their possession, which can also take them to the major league postseason.

The Venezuelan Gabriel Arias deposited the ball behind the fence for the Guardians.

Panamanian Christian Bethancourt drove in a return for the Rays.

MARINERS 3-1 RANGERS

George Kirby (8-4) pitched six innings of one run and struck out four batters to get past left-hander Martin Perez (12-7) and the Texas Rangers to give the Seattle Mariners the win.

Eugenio Suárez and Carlos Santana of the Dominican Republic each took one lap to the register for the Mariners.

Perez (12-7) had a quality outing, allowing three runs in seven innings in which he passed three batters by way of strikeout.

Freddie Freeman hit a hit to center field that led to Mookie Betts with the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres in a shutout.

Mexican left-hander Julio Urías left without a decision for the Dodgers, after going through six scoreless innings, in which he recorded five strikeouts.

Dominican Manny Machado had two hits in three at-bats, to be the most outstanding in the offense for the Padres. (D)

Source: Eluniverso

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