Aaron Judge nears the record books after a monster day in Milwaukee.
The Yankees’ No. 99 hit two homers as New York earned a 12-8 win over the Brewers at American Family Field.
They were Judge’s 58th and 59th homers this season, and now he’s just two runs away from the AL and Yankees’ one-year records.
Bronx bomber legend Roger Maris holds both records, set in 1961, one ahead of Babe Ruth’s regular season record of 60 set in 1927.
Judge has 16 games left to topple the long-standing records. If he hits just one more homer, Judge will become the third AL and Yankees player to hit 60 homers.
The California native hit a first homer during his second at-bat in the second inning and hit one deep in the right upright.
His 414-foot home run was crucial in the context of the game as the Yankees were 4-1 behind before he presented a souvenir to a Brewers fan.
The 30-year-old wasn’t finished there, going even bigger in the seventh inning for a 443-foot homer in front of Luis Perdomo.
By this point, New York was already in control, but Judge secured the win — adding one as the Yanks led 10-4.
While the Yankees lost the three-game series 2-1, Judge cheered up both the visiting and home crowd as he got closer to the story.
New York is five games ahead of Toronto at the top of the AL East.