boston — Aaron Judge He hit his major league-leading 56th and 57th home runs on Tuesday night at Fenway Park, just four swings away from tying Roger Maris’ 61-year American League home run record in a season.

Judge connected for solo shots in the sixth and eighth innings, tying the game both times. No. 56 landed in the Boston bullpen on a hanging Nick Pivetta curveball. As calculated by Statcast, he traveled 383 feet in 109.7 miles off Judge’s bat.

Then in the eighth, Judge was at it again, sending Garth Whitlock’s slider into left field at the Green Monster for 57. That one traveled 389 feet and hit 100.5 mph off the umpire.

It marked Judge’s 10th multi-homer game of the season. Hank Greenberg holds the American League record with 11 hits set in 1938. Alex Rodriguez (2002) and Jimmy Foxx (1938) reached 10.

Despite reaching base in 13 of 24 plate appearances entering Tuesday’s game and remaining on pace to hit 65 home runs this season, Judge has not pitched in five games.

His 57 home runs are the fourth most by a Yankee in a season. Maris turned 61 in 1961, Babe Ruth hit 60 in 1927 and 59 in 1921. Judge’s 57 homers were hit by a Yankees right-hander and surpassed Alex Rodriguez’s 54 homers in 2007.

Most pitches in a single season, MLB history — totaling 142 games by a team:
2001 Barry Bonds: 73 — 60
1998 Mark McGuire: 70 — 59
1998 Sammy Sosa: 66 — 58
2022 Aaron Judge: 65 (current pace) — 57
1999 Mark McGuire: 65 — 55
2001 Sammy Sosa: 64 — 54
1999 Sammy Sosa: 63 — 59
1961 Roger Maris: 61-55
1927 Babe Ruth: 60 — 52

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