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Aaron Judge finally hit is 61st home run in the Yankees 8-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
In the seventh inning when the game was tied 3-3, Judge sent a sinker deep over the wall to tie Roger Maris' record which had stood since 1961.
Going into Wednesday's game Judge had been homerless in seven consecutive ball games.
Aaron Judge hits his 61st home run to tie Roger Maris' Single Season American League homerun record
Roger Maris(left) takes picture next to Sal Durante (right), after Durante caught his 61st homerun
Judge trots down the first base path as his record-tying 61st homerun sails over the fence
'It was pretty cool. I wasn't expecting it,' Judge said in his postgame, on-field interview. 'Seeing the love from my teammates, I do what I do for them. And to do it in a win, it's tough to describe right now.
'I was just trying to go up there, start a rally and get something going. It's an incredible honor, a lot of emotions and