ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge led off the nightcap with his American League-record 62nd home run and Gerrit Cole set the franchise single-season strikeouts record even as New York lost 3-2 in Texas for a doubleheader split. Leody Taveras hit a two-run homer for the Rangers in the fifth inning of the second game Tuesday night.
Texas had lost 5-4 in the opener to extend its losing streak to seven games.
Judge drove the third pitch of second game into the first row of seats in left field to end his long, tiring chase to break Maris’ mark that had stood since 1961. He had gone 1 for 5 with a single and scored the decisive run in the opener.