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Aaron Judge 1 away AL home run record, Albert Pujols requires 2 for 700

As the two teams approach major home run milestones, we take a look at Aaron Judge, a former Fresno State player, and Albert Pujols, formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals.

AARON JUDGE

Season HR Total: 60

Wednesday’s Game: Pittsburgh won 14-2. Doubled twice, but they didn’t score a run.

Thursday’s Matchup: At 7:15 p.m., the Yankees will host their rival Red Sox. ET on Fox

Current HR Pace: Judge is currently on pace for hitting 65.7 home runs this season.

Next HR: Judge’s home run next would tie him to Roger Maris for the AL record. Maris scored 61 runs for the Yankees in 1961.

ALBERT PUJOLS

Career HR Total: 698

Wednesday’s Game: Blake Snell was singled in the seventh inning to give the Cardinals their first hit. He didn’t score in a 1-0 loss in San Diego.

Thursday’s Matchup: San Diego hosts the Cardinals at 4:10 p.m. ET

Current HR Pace Pujols is currently on pace to hit 20.5 home runs in the season. This would put him on pace for a career total record of 699.5.

Dodgers fans will have the opportunity to witness history as Pujols, the Cards, and the Boys in Blue face off at Dodger Stadium in three-game series that runs from Friday, September 23, to Sunday, September 25, 2013.

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