MILWAUKEE — There was a slight delay before Aaron Judge’s final batting on Sunday afternoon, when they had to deliver the specially marked baseballs to home plate umpire Gabe Morales.

Chants of “MV-P” could be heard around American Family Field, where 35,964 fans witnessed an incredible matinee performance by the Yankees slugger.

Having already reached 59 home runs for the season with two solo shotsJudge capped off his 4-for-5 day with a resounding double on the left, bringing in two extra points.

“Sorry to repeat the same line,” Gerrit Cole said after the Yankees escaped with a 12-8 win over the Brewers. “But it’s the greatest offensive season I’ve ever seen.”

On the franchise roster, Judge is now alongside Babe Ruth, who hit 59 homers in 1921.

That’s slightly less than Ruth’s 60 home run season in 1927, the famous major league mark that held until Roger Maris threw 61 home runs in 1961, which is still the franchise record and the AL.

Judge now has a chance to meet and exceed those milestones at Yankee Stadium, in a six-game home game that begins Tuesday night.

Imagine the sound, the electricity that will accompany every batting judge in the Bronx.

“If that happens in a win, that would be great,” Judge said. “That’s what I focus on.”

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Judge booked a five-game road trip with a pair of two-homer games — his 10th and 11th multi-homer games this year — starting last Tuesday in Boston.

“It’s just noise,” Judge said of the attention surrounding his historic season, which includes a shot at the AL Triple Crown. “I have a job to do on the pitch and I’m concentrating on that.

“That’s really the only thing on my mind right now.”

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Despite a 5.5-game AL East lead over Toronto with 16 games left, there’s a lot of concern around the Yankees.

None of this is attached to Judge, other than a Yankees fan base worried about his impending free agency and loss to another club.

Cole had a random day, producing two more homers and lasting just five innings.

“I’m processing that process right now,” Cole said of his penchant for home run balls, one day when he dialed in 101mph and 102mph fastballs for two key outs.

And the Yankees bullpen has never been more vulnerable this year, with an erratic Clay Holmes finally stopping the Brewers’ late rally.


With four more RBIs, he now leads the AL with 127.

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Yordan Alvarez, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani would need a season that runs through November to catch Judge in the home runs.

And here’s how the AL batting race stood after Sunday: Luis Arraez .317; Xander Bogaerts .316, Judge .316 and Judge were denied an extra base hit for the first time, on a sensational catch on the trail on warning by center fielder Tyrone Taylor.

The judge was at Fresno State when Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera became the last player to lead a league in home runs, batting average and RBI.

Baseball head coach Mike Batesole had his club watch a reel of each of Cabrera’s 205 hits that season.

“It was a long video,” Judge said.

Anticipating a frenzy at Yankee Stadium

Since July 16, Judge is batting .389 with 28 home runs and 61 RBIs.

Over that 55-game stretch, the Yanks are 26-29, due to throwing inconsistencies and an injury-ridden roster.

Under more pressure not to miss his pitch at bat, Judge picked up his home run pace – including two solo hits Sunday on right-handers.

DJ LeMahieu is expected to return during this homestand, but can he regain some of his first-half form by playing on the wrong toe? Matt Carpenter (foot) and Andrew Benintendi (hand) are questionable to come back at all.

So it was more than a heartwarming sight to see Anthony Rizzo return after missing 14 games due to chronic lower back issues and migraines associated with an epidural.

Hitting behind Judge, now consistently in the lead, Rizzo delivered hits on his first three hits, including his 31st homer of the year.

Judge’s third-inning solo explosion on the second deck of right field, on starter Jason Alexander, was then followed by a 443-foot solo shot on Luis Perdomo in the seventh.

His next one will send Yankee Stadium beyond a frenzy.

“It’s going to be crazy,” Cole said.