The 2019 New York Yankees will go down in the MLB history books after they set a league record with home runs in 28 consecutive games on Tuesday.
It took no time at all for the Yankees to break the previous record, established by the 2002 Texas Rangers, on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu, the author of 11 long balls so far this season, led off the game against the Toronto Blue Jays with a solo blast off of lefty Clayton Richard that reached the second deck in left field.
Amazingly, right after LeMahieu’s leadoff home run, outfielder Aaron Judge hit another home run of his own to go back-to-back. It was Judge’s first home run since he was placed on the Injured List back in April 21st.
The Yankees’ power has been a big reason why they currently hold a 51-28 record, good for first place in the American League East. Despite injuries throughout the season, they have simply been able to outslug other teams in order to consistently win games.
New York is currently fourth in the league in home runs at the halfway point in the season. Their 130 long balls trail only the Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners, and Milwaukee Brewers. They already have six players with double-digit home runs on the season, including Gary Sánchez, who leads the team with 23.