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Judge hits 49th, 50th to surpass McGwire

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(TSX / STATS) -- NEW YORK -- Six months ago, the New York Yankees thought if Aaron Judge could consistently get the barrel of the bat on pitches, many of those swings would result in home runs and other big hits.

Maybe not 50 home runs, but enough for Judge to be a productive run producer.

Judge became a record-breaking home run hitter Monday afternoon when he tied Mark McGwire's rookie mark for homers in the third inning. He then broke the record in the seventh as the Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 11-3 during a makeup game.

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AL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1 A. Judge, NYY50
2 K. Davis, Oak41
3 J. Gallo, Tex39
4t M. Moustakas, KC38
4t J. Smoak, Tor38
6t N. Cruz, Sea37
6t E. Encarnacion, Cle37
6t L. Morrison, TB37
9 J. Upton, LAA35
10t F. Lindor, Cle33
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AL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 N. Cruz, Sea115
2t A. Judge, NYY108
2t J. Upton, LAA108
4t K. Davis, Oak105
4t J. Schoop, Bal105
6 M. Betts, Bos101
7 J. Abreu, CWS100
8 E. Encarnacion, Cle99
9 A. Pujols, LAA98
10 N. Mazara, Tex97
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