By Peter Marx
Aaron Judge belted his 62nd home run of the year against the Rangers.
Judge led off the second half of Tuesday’s split doubleheader in Arlington, Texas with a drive into the left-field stands to pass Roger Maris for what is now the new single-season American League home run record.
Judge tied Maris last Wednesday in Toronto, the night after the Yankees clinched the AL East title, but then went 3-for-16 with three singles and six walks (one intentional) across his next five games.
The 30-year-old impending free agent slugger is a shoo-in for AL MVP honors.