Aaron Judge moved level with baseball legend Babe Ruth's single-season tally of 60 home runs on Tuesday
one shy of Roger Maris' American League (AL) single-season record -- in a dramatic 9-8 New York Yankees win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Yankees trailed by four runs at the bottom of the ninth inning against the Pirates,
but Judge's 430-foot bomb to left center field sparked a five-run rally capped by Giancarlo Stanton's walk-off grand slam.
Stanton's effort was the 11th walk-off grand slam in Yankees history and completed the big comeback against the Pirates, sending the Bronx crowd into a state of delirium.
Having tied Ruth's home run total from 1927, Judge could equal Maris' 67-year-old AL record when the Yankees host the Pirates again on Wednesday.
"I really didn't want to do it. Especially because we're losing, it's a solo shot," Judge told reporters when asked about his 60th home run.
"A lot of the stuff I do, it's for those fans," he added. "The fans who show up on a nightly basis, if we're winning, not winning, grinding out with us all the way until the end.
The 30-year-old Judge has now hit three home runs in his past two games and five in his past six games, moving into the lead in every Triple Crown category -- batting average, RBIs
He's zoned in and has plenty of bats to go," Stanton, who hit 59 home runs in 2017, told reporters after his stunning, game-ending grand slam.