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Yankees’ Aaron Judge 1st in majors to 40 home runs

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NEW YORK – Aaron Judge became the first major tournament player to hit 40 home runs this season, playing two runs for the New York Yankees against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.

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6’7″ referee stole a home run from MJ Melendez to start the game, then hit a roughly 449-foot homer in the third inning for a 3-0 lead. It was his second homer in three games after hitting the game-tying hit in the ninth inning of a 1-0 victory over Kansas City: 0 Thursday evening.

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The four-time All-Star hit 64 home runs in his final season under New York. The club record is 61 set by Roger Maris in 1961. Judge, Maris, and Babe Ruth in 1928 are the only Yankees with at least 40 homers by the end of July, according to MLB.com.

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Philadelphia Kyle Schwarber came second in the night in the majors with 32 Homers. Judge hit a career-high 52 homers to win the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2017.

In the first inning on Friday, the 6-foot-7 umpire jumped and swung over the roughly 8-foot wall of right field to hit Melendez, who charged. Gerrit Colefourth serve. Judge fell down the warning path after the tackle and it took him a while to pick up his gauntlet and confirm that he had made the grab. Yankee Stadium exploded when he did.

The jumping snag also extended the Royals’ goalless streak to Game 4. They entered Friday with three straight shutouts and missed from the eighth inning of a 7-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.

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Source: mlb.nbcsports.com

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