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Yankees tickets soar as search for record-breaking home run continues 

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Tickets to watch Major League Baseball (MLB)’s New York Yankees take on Boston Red Sox yesterday (Sunday) soared to $9,000 (£8,400/€9,400), as fans waited to see a 61st home run from Yankees player Aaron Judge. 

Judge did not quite reach the record-equalling 61st home run of the season, but tickets across various resale sites reached multiple thousands of dollars.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, tickets were listed for as much as $9,000 on Vivid Seats, and up to $1,000 on SeatGeek.

Tickets on Vivid Seats had tripled over the week leading up to the game, beginning at $115 and reaching as much as $330 by Sunday. Seats near the Yankees diamond ranged from $500 to $1,000.

StubHub was also promoting resale tickets for more than $2,000 as fans hoped that Judge would equal the record set by Roger Maris in 1961.

NBC New York also reported that tickets on Gametime, a mobile ticket marketplace app, had doubled leading up to Sunday.

The Yankees won after the rain cut the game at Yankee Stadium (pictured) short.