Aaron Judge launches 43rd homer of the season as Yankees defeat Mariners for 70th win

Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo celebrate together at Yankee Stadium on Monday night.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge has brought home two consecutive American League Player of the Week Awards, and the Yankees’ superstar is off to a good start in pursuit of a third.

Judge belted his Major League-leading 43rd home run on Monday evening, joining a power party that included a three-run Anthony Rizzo blast and Jose Trevino’s first career multihomer game as the Yankees became the first club to reach 70 victories this season with a 7-2 win over the Mariners at Yankee Stadium.

“Like I’ve said every single day, my teammates are the ones that have helped me out this year,” Judge said. “I’m just trying to match their energy and match what they’re doing, especially when you’ve got DJ LeMahieu up there at the top of the lineup hitting close to .300, constantly on base and working the count. It helps everybody.”

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