Aaron Judge: Yankees star hits homer quantity 55, protecting tempo to achieve 65

The Yankees slugger hit his fifty fifth house run within the first recreation of Wednesday’s doubleheader in opposition to the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium.

The fourth-inning homer carried the Yankees to a 5-4 win and retains Judge on the trail for the Most Useful Participant award — although he nonetheless faces stiff competitors from Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani.

With 25 video games remaining, Judge is on tempo to hit 65 house runs — which might set a brand new Yankees report for many in a season. To succeed in the milestone, he must hit one homer each 2.5 video games.

Judge can be simply six homers away from tying Roger Maris’ 1961 American League report of 61.

“I was happy to get a run on the board,” Judge mentioned following New York’s 7-1 win within the second recreation of the doubleheader.

“That’s all I can really say. The rookie [Twins pitcher Louie Varland] was making his debut and kind of had us shut down there for a little bit. He had a good quick pace, working all of his pitches. It [Judge’s home run] kind of got some stuff going, got this offense going a little bit,” he added, in line with MLB.com.

The season has the potential to be a historic one for the 30-year-old slugger — with six house runs in April, 12 in Could, 11 in June, 13 in July, 9 in August and 4 this month, Judge is inching ever nearer to 65 homer tally.

If he reaches the mark, it might be the fifth 65-plus house run season in MLB historical past. Probably the most ever in a single season was by Barry Bonds in 2001 when he completed with 73.

CNN’s Ben Morse contributed reporting.