Judge 1 away from AL home run record, Pujols needs 2 for 700
A look at Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals as they approach major home run milestones:
Season HR Total: 60
Wednesday’s Game: Doubled twice but didn’t homer in a 14-2 win over Pittsburgh.
Thursday’s Matchup: The Yankees host the rival Red Sox at 7:15 p.m. ET on Fox.
Current HR Pace: Judge is on pace to hit 65.7 home runs this season.
Next HR: Judge’s next home run would tie him with Roger Maris for the AL record. Maris hit 61 for the Yankees in 1961.
Career HR Total: 698
Wednesday’s Game: Singled with two outs in the seventh inning for the Cardinals’ first hit off Blake Snell but didn’t homer in a 1-0 loss at San Diego.
Thursday’s Matchup: The Cardinals play at San Diego at 4:10 p.m. ET
Current HR Pace: Pujols is on pace to hit 20.5 home runs this season, so he’s on pace for a career total of 699.5.
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