... and later hit his 48th.
Judge had a rough late July and then August, but he's been back in September. Heading into Sunday he was hitting .284/.427/.761 in the month. He now has 11 homers in the month, too, which is good for his highest total in a month this season (he hit 10 each in April and June, respectively). He's a legit top-five MVP candidate again.
The Yankees host a make-up game against the Royals before finishing with three home games against the Rays and three more against the Blue Jays. It seems pretty likely Judge ties McGwire and also a decent chance he ends up becoming the first rookie ever to reach 50 homers.
It's been quite the season for fans of the longball.