Yankees second basemen DJ LeMahieu led off Tuesday night’s game against the Blue Jays with a home run, marking the 28th consecutive game in which the Yankees have homered. That sets a new major league record, breaking a tie with the 2002 Rangers. Aaron Judge would follow up with a homer of his own, going back-to-back with LeMahieu, giving the Yankees an early 2-0 lead.
In the 27 games prior to Tuesday’s action, the Yankees were collectively hitting .267/.340/.469 with 47 homers and 158 RBI. Their overall average of 5.58 runs per game is third-best in baseball behind the Twins (5.71) and Rockies (5.59), a big reason why they entered the night as one of three teams to have crossed the 50-win plateau.
Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday.
Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games this season due to knee and calf injuries. The calf injury struck first during the opening week of the season. He wouldn’t return until June 18, then played in a whopping six games before a strained PCL in his right knee sent him back on the IL. But if there was ever a time for Stanton to make his triumphant return, it’s right before what the Yankees hope is a deep postseason run.
In the nine games Stanton has appeared in this season, spanning 38 trips to the plate, he has hit .290/.421/.419 with a double, a homer, seven RBI, and four runs scored.