Aaron Judge chases home-run No. 61: Yankees slugger fails to match Roger Maris in loss vs. Blue Jays – CBS Sports

  • September 28, 2022

Play Now
Football Pick’em
Play Now
College Football Pick’em
Waiver Wire
Talking the business of sports
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge will remain stuck at 60 home runs for the season for at least another night, having failed to tie Roger Maris’ single-season records on Monday night in a 3-2 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays (box score). Maris, of course, homered 61 times in 1961, establishing the high marks for both the American League and the Yankees franchise.
Judge went 1 for 3 on Monday night with two walks, including an intentional free pass in the 10th inning that loaded the bases in a tied game. 
Judge is 5 for 18 (.278) with three doubles, eight walks, and eight strikeouts since hitting his 60th home run last Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Judge’s homerless streak is now up to 25 plate appearances, which remains well shy of his longest drought this season (41 plate appearances in Aug.). 
Here is the AL’s all-time single-season home-run rankings:
In addition to the AL’s home-run record, Judge is also in pursuit of the Triple Crown. He remains well out in front in home runs and runs batted in, meaning the real question is whether or not he can sustain a lead in batting average. His performance on Monday kept him at a .314 average, putting him a hair ahead of Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, whose game was delayed by rain.
Judge will get another chance at launching his 61st home run of the season on Tuesday. The Yankees will play the Blue Jays in the second of their three-game set. It’s worth noting that the Yankees, who can clinch the American League East with a victory, will then return home after Wednesday’s series finale to close out their hosting duties this regular season with three games against the Baltimore Orioles. 
You can relive Monday night’s game by reading our live commentary below.
Vladdy wins it in the 10th! pic.twitter.com/nq8hdYQGPK
FINAL/10: Blue Jays 3, Yankees 2.
Two of the PCL’s brightest stars go toe-to-toe LIVE on https://t.co/Q7ImZhrJSK.

Catch the Athletics’ Tyler Soderstrom vs. Giants’ Casey Schmitt FREE: https://t.co/aKtGFgWBY3 pic.twitter.com/XrPbJWOAkx
Bryce Elder is the 1st Braves rookie with a shutout since 1990, when Steve Avery threw one on Aug. 24 & Paul Marak threw one on Sept. 23
Respect your Elder!@bryce_elder13 becomes the first @Braves rookie to throw a shutout since 1990. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/2kimi7OGm9
Gausman filth to escape a jam. 😳 pic.twitter.com/FwWVnaxkZC
Watch every #AaronJudge at-bat again live!

You can also tune-in to @MLBNetwork and @MLBTV. https://t.co/LcOJ06Rb4T
Doink! Matt Olson off the foul pole. pic.twitter.com/OjXgpAzmJD
Watch every #AaronJudge at-bat again live!

You can also tune-in to @MLBNetwork and @MLBTV. https://t.co/LcOJ06Rb4T
IKF to left 🚀 pic.twitter.com/rAxc3S6ewz
Gettin’ Bizzy. pic.twitter.com/WeKDsWbPGE
an excuse me single for Oneil Cruz pic.twitter.com/jEnp2niA5p
Start it off, @cedmull30. 💪 pic.twitter.com/MZ08KCF73l
📍 Rogers Centre #RepBX pic.twitter.com/w6mUpkj4vp
Aaron Judge continues his chase for #61 next!

⚾️ @Yankees vs. @BlueJays (or ATL at WAS)
🕰️ 7pm ET
📺 MLB Network pic.twitter.com/CPH2deTJRa
The chase for 61 continues in Toronto. #AllRise

Watch it free on #MLBTV ➡️ https://t.co/TOzITOqh4v pic.twitter.com/3JPfiRcLyZ
Just 10 days left in the regular season.

These races are gonna come down to the wire. 👀

(MLB x @Roman) pic.twitter.com/rPR25LLbuf
It’s a huge AL East matchup with history and a potential clinch on the line! 👀

Watch @Yankees@BlueJays for FREE on #MLBTV pres. by @oriswatches ➡️ https://t.co/nnnBziRR0c pic.twitter.com/jo2Q3nRhMm

© 2004-2022 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.
CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc.
Images by Getty Images and US Presswire