TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Judge stayed at 60 home runs, one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record, and the New York Yankees’ bid to clinch the AL East stalled when Vladimir Guerrero Jr hit an RBI single in the 10th to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 3-2 win yesterday.
Judge led off the game with a single, then struck out twice and walked twice as New York’s winning streak ended at seven.
The Yankees would’ve sealed the division with a win.
Judge has gone six games without a home run. He’ll try again today to match the AL mark of 61 set by Maris in 1961.
Guerrero’s two-out single off Clarke Schmidt (5-5) scored automatic runner Cavan Biggio from second base.
Toronto won its third straight and increased its lead atop the AL wild-card race by 2 1/2 games over Tampa Bay. Judge scored the opening run of the game on a first-inning sacrifice fly by Gleyber Torres.
With runners at first and second and two outs in the 10th, Blue Jays Interim Manager John Schneider replaced Anthony Bass and brought Tim Mayza (8-0) on to face Judge. Toronto intentionally walked Judge to load the bases for Anthony Rizzo, who grounded out.