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Yankees homer in MLB record 28th consecutive game

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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.

Zack Wheeler headed to IL due to shoulder fatigue

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Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to fatigue in his right shoulder, Newsday’s Tim Healey reports. The roster move is retroactive to July 12. Steven Matz will open up a two-game series in Minnesota, starting in Wheeler’s place on Tuesday.

As Healey notes, the soonest Wheeler can return is July 23, which would give him at most two starts ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Wheeler has frequently been brought up in trade conversations as he can become a free agent after the season and the 42-51 Mets have been freefalling.

Wheeler, 29, owns a 4.69 ERA with 130 strikeouts and 34 walks across 119 innings of work this season.