The New York Yankees made history in a hurry Tuesday.
Leadoff man DJ LeMahieu went deep leading off the bottom of the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing the Yankees to break the major league record for most consecutive games with a home run, 28.
The Yankees broke a tie with the 2002 Texas Rangers for longest home run streak, with LeMahieu getting the record out of the way early on the sixth pitch from Blue Jays starter Clayton Richard. Aaron Judge then followed with another homer as New York’s second batter of the game at Yankee Stadium.
New York has not failed to hit a home run during a June game. A total of 14 different Yankees players have gone deep during the streak. Judge, who returned Friday from an oblique injury, became the 14th.
The last time the Yankees went without a home run was May 25 in the second game of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. They still hit a home run that day, though, as Luke Voit had one in the first game of the twin bill.
LeMahieu’s home run was his 11th of the season and seventh since the team’s homer streak began.
—Field Level Media