Jul 30, 2022

Judge hits grand slam for 41st HR, Yanks rally past Royals

Posted Jul 30, 2022 11:19 AM

(AP) — Aaron Judge became the first big leaguer with 40 homers this season, smashed a grand slam for No. 41 and robbed a home run in right field as the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 11-5.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa lined a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning as New York completed its major league-leading 29th comeback victory.

A free agent at the end of the season, Judge is on pace for 66 home runs, which would top Roger Maris’ club record of 61 in 1961. Judge, Maris and Babe Ruth in 1928 are the only Yankees with at least 40 homers by the end of July, per MLB.com.

The Royals take on the Yankees again Saturday afternoon with first pitch at 1:05 central. Coverage begins at 12:30 on KFEQ Radio (680, 95.3) in St. Joseph.