Sports | June 26, 2019 10:03 am

Yankees Set MLB Record By Homering in 28th Straight Game

The Bronx Bombers are living up to their nickname this summer

DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees in action. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees in action. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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This summer, the Bronx is bombing.

In the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday night’s game in New York, DJ LeMahieu’s leadoff homer off Toronto’s Clayton Richard gave the Yankees the major league record for consecutive games with a home run, at 28.

Though it didn’t help extend the streak at all, Aaron Judge followed up LeMahieu’s blast with a home run of his own. It was the first home run since April 20 for Judge, who had been out for two months with an oblique injury.

During the record-setting streak, 14 Yankees have combined to hit 51 home runs.

“I’ve heard the players comment on it, and they’re very aware of it,” New York manager Aaron Boone said after the game. “It’s impressive to me. It’s a tribute to having a lot of really good hitters and guys that could hit for power.”

Gleyber Torres and Edwin Encarnación also went deep for the Yanks in their 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. It was the 10th win in 11 games for the AL East leaders. They play again Wednesday before heading off to London for a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox.

Judge spoke about what happened in the bottom of the first after the win.

The previous holders of the consecutive-game HR record, the Texas Rangers, set the old mark in 2008.

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