The home run came in the bottom of the ninth of Tuesday’s game, after he had gone 0-3 with a walk earlier in the night.
Judge is the first player to hit 60 homers in a season since Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa did so in 2001. Bonds went on to set the MLB record of 73 that season.
The legendary Ruth set the then-MLB record of 60 way back in 1927 with the Yankees.
Judge got within reach of Ruth when he belted his 58th and 59th homers of the season in a win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
Judge is now one away from matching Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 — set in 1961 with the Yankees.
The top six single-season marks are held by Bonds, Sosa and Mark McGwire, all of whom were involved in steroid scandals.
Judge is a free agent at the end of the season.
More to come...