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.
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.
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.