Yankees News: NY Breaks MLB Record for Consecutive Games with Home Run

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorJune 25, 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20:   DJ LeMahieu #26 of the New York Yankees in action against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on June 20, 2019 in New York City. The Yankees defeated the Astros 10-6.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The New York Yankees only needed six pitches to set the MLB record for consecutive games with a home run as second baseman DJ LeMahieu's leadoff shot helped the Bronx Bombers set the mark at 28:

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28. https://t.co/B6gx7gN1vA

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We're out in uncharted waters now. https://t.co/IAS6niRYDN

LeMahieu, who kept the streak going on Sunday against the Houston Astros with a three-run homer, took a hanging breaking ball from Toronto Blue Jays southpaw Clayton Richard deep to give his team an early 1-0 lead. 

Aaron Judge then provided the exclamation point with a solo home run of his own to double the Yankees' advantage:

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Court is in session! Aaron Judge hits his first home run since returning from the injured list, and the Yankees go back-to-back. #YANKSonYES https://t.co/r1uDxm2pll

And Gleyber Torres followed with a classic Yankee Stadium home run over the short right-field porch.

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Gleyber Torres joins in on the fun! The Yankees have three home runs already, and it's only been two innings! 📺 Stream NOW: https://t.co/d4Qyt3uKrC #YANKSonYES https://t.co/xlurpPbAnk

New York now has 131 home runs on the year, good enough for fourth in MLB.