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Yankees eye matching MLB HR record against Blue Jays

According to STATS
According to STATS

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees

  1. The Yankees have homered in a franchise-record 26 consecutive games and are one shy of the major league mark of 27 set by the 2002 Rangers. The Bronx Bombers have homered in 12 straight home games against the Blue Jays, the club's longest home run streak in home games in the series.
  2. Since New York's home run streak began on May 26, Gary Sanchez leads the Yankees with eight homers. Sanchez has hit 23 homers on the season, and the Yankees are 16-4 this season in games in which he homers. He is the first catcher with 23 homers before July since the Braves' Javy Lopez in 2003.
  3. Gleyber Torres has six home runs during the Yankees' homer streak, with three coming in his last four games. On the season, Torres has a .458/.519/1.000 slash line in the seventh inning. That 1.519 OPS is tops in the AL among the 92 batters with at least 25 plate appearances in the seventh inning.
  4. The Blue Jays have scored at least five runs in five straight games, and have reached the five-run mark an MLB-best nine times in 12 games since June 12. They had nine such games in their previous 38 contests.
  5. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had three hits Sunday for his third multi-hit game in his last four contests. On the season, he is batting .339 with runners on, compared to .182 with nobody on and nobody out. That difference of plus-.157 with runners on is the sixth greatest in MLB (min 150 total PAs).
  6. Aaron Sanchez has a 13.50 ERA in his last three starts and has lost eight consecutive decisions since beating the A's on April 27. His eight straight losses are the most by a Toronto starter in a single season since Ricky Romero lost 13 decisions in a row in 2012.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/24/2019 thru 6/26/2019
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

While the New York Yankees saw one lengthy streak end, another continued.

Despite their season-high eight-game winning streak getting stopped Sunday, the Yankees still hit a homer for a team-record 26th straight game.

On Monday, the Yankees will get a chance at matching the major league record for consecutive games with a homer when they host the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

New York outscored foes 60-23 and hit 17 homers during the eight-game streak, but it ended when J.A. Happ allowed three homers and the Yankees could do little in a 9-4 loss to the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon.

Despite playing their worst game in over a week, the Yankees managed to get another homer when DJ LeMahieu connected. LeMahieu's homer broke the team record for consecutive games with a home run, set from June 1-29, 1941, and gave the Yankees a chance at tying the MLB mark, set by the Texas Rangers from Aug. 11-Sept. 9, 2002.

The Yankees have 44 homers during the streak but none by Aaron Judge, who is 0-for-10 since returning Friday from missing two months with a strained left oblique injury.

"In a lot of ways, it's one of the ways that we're built," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

"I think we do a really good job, especially in this ballpark, especially our right-handed hitters, of using the entire field, which when you play here, is important if you are going to hit for consistent power, and our guys, for the most part, really do that well."

The Blue Jays took two of three at home from the Yankees three weeks ago and are coming off a series win in Boston. After coming back from a five-run deficit Saturday, Toronto recorded a 6-1 victory Sunday and will attempt to win three straight for the first time since winning four in a row April 18-21.

While the city of Toronto is enamored with the newly crowned NBA champion Raptors, the Blue Jays are hoping some of their younger players continue developing, and that includes Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Guerrero went 0-for-5 Sunday and is hitting .246 with seven homers 20 RBIs in his first 48 games.

Another part of Toronto's youth movement is Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who had three hits and made a key defensive play Sunday as he continues to make the transition from a middle infielder to an outfielder. Gurriel's big day gave him a .344 average during his last 16 games, a stretch in which he has five homers and 12 RBIs.

"He's becoming one of the best left fielders in baseball," Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. "Slowly, but he's getting there."

CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees, five days after getting his 250th career win by pitching six innings of one-run ball in Wednesday's 12-1 win over Tampa Bay.

Sabathia is 18-12 with a 3.65 ERA in 35 career starts against Toronto.

Aaron Sanchez will start for Toronto and is seeking his first win since April 27. Sanchez is 0-8 with a 7.55 ERA in his last 10 starts and last pitched Wednesday in an 11-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels when he allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Sanchez is 2-4 with a 3.24 ERA in 15 appearances (five starts) against the Yankees.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 24, 2019

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