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Aaron Judge hits 56th and 57th home runs as New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox 7-6

Aaron Judge hits leading 56th and 57th home runs in Major League and stands four inside American League record as New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox in extra-innings 7-6 win

  • Aaron Judge hit his leading 56th and 57th home runs on Tuesday
  • Judge is now four home runs away from tying Roger Maris’ American League record
  • His two home runs came in the sixth and eighth inning against the Red Sox
  • The Yankees’ win gives them a six-game lead in the American League East

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Aaron Judge got closer to the record books when he hit his major league-leading 56th and 57th home runs to help the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Tuesday night.

Judge, who played in New York’s 142nd game, is four of tying the American League home run record Roger Maris set with the Yankees in 1961.

After going homeless in five games, Judge had a pair of tying solo home runs, off Nick Pivetta in the sixth and Garrett Whitlock in the eighth.

Aaron Judge hit his leading 56th and 57th home runs against the Red Sox

Aaron Judge hit his leading 56th and 57th home runs against the Red Sox

Judge has 10th multi-home games this season, one less than the AL record Hank Greenberg set in 1938, and 26 in his career.

Judge’s three hits raised his average to .310, and he leads the Major Leagues in home runs and with 123 RBI’s. Judge hits .310 with a 1.105 OPS. He has 32 RBI’s in his last 38 games.

New York, which came from behind three times, reopened a six-game lead over AL East, its biggest since September 1.

Judge hits single during the third inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday

Judge hits single during the third inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday

Judge hits single during the third inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday

The slugger celebrates with his Yankees teammates after scoring a run in the 10th inning

The slugger celebrates with his Yankees teammates after scoring a run in the 10th inning

The slugger celebrates with his Yankees teammates after scoring a run in the 10th inning

Gleyber Torres broke a 4-4 tie in the 10th against Jeurys Familia (2-3). He has eight RBI’s in his last three games, having only had three in his previous 14.

Clay Holmes (6-3) hit Reese McGuire with a pitch and got one out in the 10th, and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single that put runners at the corners.

Xander Bogaerts popped out to shallow and Peralta bounced a fastball for a runscoring wild pitch. Devers struckout Devers on the seventh pitch of the at bat, his first slider of the evening, for his fourth save.

Rookie Triston Casas, McGuire and Bogaerts homered for Boston, which lost eight of fourteen this season to the Yankees.

Gleyber Torres had a leading three-run double in the 10th inning to help the Yankees hold out

Gleyber Torres had a leading three-run double in the 10th inning to help the Yankees hold out

Gleyber Torres had a leading three-run double in the 10th inning to help the Yankees hold out

Marwin Gonzalez hit the first of three tying homeruns for New York, driving two runs in the third.

Pivetta gave up three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, walked two and struckout five.

Gerrit Cole of New York struckout 10 batters in six innings, but was tagged for all three Boston homeruns in six innings.

Casas hit his first homerun at Fenway Park and McGuire hit his first homerun this season.