Yankees homer in MLB-record 28th straight game

Tanya Simon
June 26, 2019

Aaron Judge provided an exclamation point to the beginning of the game by hitting an opposite-field shot for back-to-back homers.

Last week, Eloy Jimenez provided the single best image of rebuilding progress to date for the White Sox, smashing a game-winning homer in the ninth inning against the Cubs, the team that traded him, at Wrigley Field, the park he always assumed would be the one he'd call home as a big leaguer. In the second inning, he served up another to Gleyber Torres and the Blue Jays never recovered in a 4-3 loss to the Yankees.

The Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees will finish off their Major League Baseball series with a game three on Wednesday.

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Granted, the Blue Jays did manage to put up a fight in the series-opener, dropping eight runs on the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Add in Edwin Encarnacion and their lineup is as scary as it gets. That broke the previous mark set by the Rangers, who homered in 27 consecutive games contests from August 11-Sept. Still, the Yankees are just the better team all around so I'm going NY. 9, 2002. NY has received a total of 50 home runs from 14 players during the impressive stretch.

Stanton goes down: Yankees star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was removed from Tuesday night's game after three innings because of a right knee injury.

Teoscar returns: Teoscar Hernandez made his return to the outfield after a brief two-game absence because of a sore wrist. Left-handed pitcher James Paxton will try to keep the momentum going for the Yankees when he steps onto the mound opposite of Toronto's Trent Thornton. After a disappointing first full season in the majors a year ago, Moncada is having a much better go of things in 2019, bringing a.295/.347/.509 slash line into Monday night, when he belted his 13th home run of the season.

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