Video: Aaron Judge Ties Roger Maris

61 was the magic number in Toronto Wednesday night. New York Yankee legend Roger Maris had held the single-season American League home run record of 61, set in 1961, for the last 61 years. Now, Aaron Judge is at 61 as well. 

Judge hit a 2-run bomb in the 7th inning off Toronto Blue Jays lefty Tim Mayza, to break a tie, and put the Yankees up 5-3. The 37,000 fans at the Rogers Centre stood and gave the Yankee slugger a standing ovation—even though their own team was now trailing in a key game as they battle for Wild Card positioning.

The ball left Judge's bat at 117.4 mph, and traveled 394 feet over the left field fence. And Judge will get his historic ball, as fans in the outfield stands failed to make their million-dollar catch:

It fell into the Jays bullpen, where it was retrieved by a bullpen coach.  

And with the 2 RBIs, and his 2 runs scored in the game, Judge joins another select club as well.

He becomes only the 2nd player in the last 21 years with 130 runs and 130 RBIs in the same season. The last was Alex Rodriguez in 2007.

The Yankees now have seven games left—three back in the Bronx facing the Baltimore Orioles, then four in Arlington against the Texas Rangers. One more home run for Judge gives him sole possession of the all-time single-season record in the American League.

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