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Aaron Judge smiled rounding the bases and did a dugout 'interview' after his Wild Card Game homer

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Two trends of the Yankees' season came to a head after one mighty swing of Aaron Judge's bat in the AL Wild Card Game Tuesday night.

With New York holding a 5-4 lead over the Twins in the fourth inning, Judge stepped up and smacked a line-drive homer that cleared the wall in left field to push the lead to three runs. Judge hitting homers is definitely nothing new (considering he set an all-time rookie record this season), but after rounding first base, the normally stoic Judge couldn't help but crack a smile and show some emotion. 

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After all, this is the 25-year-old's first trip to the postseason, and that was his first career postseason homer. It was a moment

Upon Judge's return to the dugout, he took part in another tried-and-true component of the Yankee Experience this season: The celebratory teammate interview:

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An interview, you might notice, which seems to be a pretty big deal now:

An action-packed night in the Bronx.

With the Wild Card Game out of the way, the Yankees are now set to face the Indians in the ALDS. Tune in to Game 1: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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