Decide is now two dwelling runs away from Roger Maris’ single-season AL file of 61, which the legendary Yankee proper fielder set in 1961, and is on tempo to hit 65 on the 12 months, which might be tied for fourth-most ever in main league historical past.
“I am targeted on doing what I can to be a great teammate and assist the workforce win. If meaning hitting a homer, it means hitting a homer, however it’s by no means been my focus.”
The Brewers bought off to a sizzling begin when Kolten Wong hit a three-run homer to place them up 3-0 on the backside of the primary. Yankee Oswaldo Cabrera hit a solo dwelling run on the high of the second to chop the lead, however it bought put proper again to 3 runs when Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor struck again with a solo homer on the backside of the second.
Decide’s first dwelling run of the day was a 414-foot shot to proper heart discipline on the high of the third inning, which closed the hole to 4-2. After a flurry of scoring, his second — a 443-foot bomb to left heart discipline on the high of the seventh inning — helped seal the Yankees win.
The New York slugger went 4-for-5 with 4 RBIs on the day to boost his batting common to .316, only one level behind Minnesota Twins second baseman and AL chief Luis Arráez.
Given Decide’s sizable lead in each the American League HR and RBI classes, his inching in direction of a batting crown may result in the AL’s first Triple Crown since Miguel Cabrera in 2012 and the Yankees’ first for the reason that iconic Mickey Mantle in 1956, in keeping with MLB.com.
The Yankees have a six-game dwelling stand starting on Tuesday, with two video games in opposition to the Pittsburgh Pirates and 4 in opposition to bitter rivals the Boston Crimson Sox, and Decide solely had one factor on his thoughts after the sport. “We have some massive video games developing. That is actually the one factor on my thoughts proper now,” he mentioned.
“We’re in a pennant chase, and Decide sitting the place he’s, so there’s gonna be that added buzz each time he comes up,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned after the sport.
“I skilled that enjoying within the NL Central enjoying in opposition to Sammy [Sosa] and McGwire in ’98 the place it is like each time — it is an occasion,” Boone continued. “And I believe the truth that we’re the place we’re within the pennant race and what he is doing hopefully ought to create for an superior atmosphere at [Yankee Stadium].”