Jul 31, 2022

Aaron Judge 2nd fastest to 200 HRs, Yankees beat Royals 8-2

Posted Jul 31, 2022 11:11 AM

(AP) — Aaron Judge became the second-fastest player in major league history to reach 200 career home runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2.

The 6-foot-7 slugger’s 200th homer came in his 671st career game, behind just Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard, who achieved the feat in 2009 in 658 games.

DJ LeMahieu homered and had an RBI single, and Matt Carpenter homered for the 15th time in 40 games for New York, which won its third straight after dropping a pair of games to the New York Mets. The American League-leading Yankees have won seven straight against the Royals and 10 of the last 11.

The Royals take on the Yankees again Sunday afternoon with first pitch at 12:35 central. Coverage begins at 12:00 on KFEQ Radio (680, 95.3) in St. Joseph.