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 Posted: Mon Sep 25th, 2017 06:30 am
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Trademark @TheJudge44 laser for homer No. 47. pic.twitter.com/4tGfnHxEeR

— MLB (@MLB) September 24, 2017
Aaron Judge's solo shot to lead off the sixth inning was a big factor in chasing Toronto Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman out of the game, but the New York Yankees rookie wasn't finished there, hitting a two-run shot in his next at-bat in the seventh inning:

.@TheJudge44 is coming for the rookie homer record.

ONE AWAY. https://t.co/8s5ZUspATC pic.twitter.com/wQ5x8HhBkY

— MLB (@MLB) September 24, 2017
Judge's second of the game was also the 48th of the season, putting him within one of tying the rookie record set by Mark McGwire in 1987.

In the first half of the season, the 25-year-old outfielder blasted 30 home runs before celebrating his first All-Star festivities by winning the Home Run Derby on Giancarlo Stanton's turf. Interestingly, McGwire outpaced that by mashing 33 in the first half of his rookie campaign, but hit 16 the rest of the way.