Yankees home and make history; Pujols leaves San Luis with two hits

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The New York Yankees returned to be protagonists in the day of professional baseball of the American League to throw the ball out of the park and make history in the franchise to add 26 straight games that got at least a home run, although this time lost.

In addition to the Yankees, the other division leader team, the Minnesota Twins, also had a losing day.

The Albert Pujols Dominican said goodbye to San Luis punishing his exequipo with two hits and returned to receive innumerable samples of admiration and respect.

Second baseman Jose Altuve sent the ball into the street in the first inning and the Houston Astros snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over the Yankees, whose eight-game winning streak was broken and they could not sweep the series.

Both teams, regardless of the result, remained leaders in the East and West Divisions, respectively.

But the Yankees hit home and eclipsed the mark of Joe DiMaggio and the 1941 Yankees by getting the longest consecutive home run streak in the franchise to date.

DJ LeMahieu (10) hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, marking the Yankees’ 26th consecutive game with at least one.

The franchise record of the 1941 club of 25 consecutive games with a home run was from June 1 to 29 of that same year.

The Yankees of 2019 can match the record of 27 with a homer on Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays. That record is in the hands of the Texas Rangers, who achieved the feat from August 11 to September 9, 2002.

Third baseman Hunter Dozier hit a three-run homer and capped a five-run for the Kansas City Royals, who won 6-1 to the Twins leaders, who saw their three-game winning streak stop and leave their season record at 51-27. , staying in the first place of the Central Division.

Pujols, who went 5-2 in the third game the first series he played in San Luis, helped the Los Angeles Angels win 6-4 to the Cardinals, with whom he played the first 11 years of professional and won the World Series in 2011 to then become a free agent and sign with the Angels.

Since Friday, the Dominican received the approval and applause of those attending the “Busch Stadium”, where on Saturday Pujols connected four corners against the Cardinals and the fans of this team cheered him.

In his first game, on Friday, at the start of the interliga series, Pujols, nothing more that went to the diamond, gave a hug to Puerto Rican catcher Yadier Molina, his former teammate, which won him a series of cheers and applause.

While last night he exchanged T-shirt with Molina and the assistants returned to applaud him and celebrate his gesture.

This is the first time the Angels have visited San Luis since Pujols left.

Dominican designated hitter Carlos Santana homered and first baseman Bobby Bradley doubled with a run produced in his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians’ 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Bradley doubled and drove in his first trip to the batting box in the majors.

Receiver Tim Federowicz and Ranger Danny Santana both homered and led the Texas Rangers attack, which beat the White Sox 7-4.

First baseman Travis d’Arnaud homered and finished with three RBIs in charge of the Tampa Bay Rays offense, which they won 8-2 to the Oakland Athletics.

Starter Marcus Stroman worked six innings and second baseman Eric Sogard sent the ball into the streets in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 6-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Stroman (5-9) allowed five hits, gave one base and retired six batters per strike on the way to crediting the victory.

The short hostel J.P. Crawford was perfect with the batter and drove in four runs for the Seattle Mariners, which beat the Baltimore Orioles 13-3, which again fell in the path of defeat after the previous night had cut consecutive streak.

From the mound the victory was won by Japanese starter Yusei Kikuchi (4-5) in six work episodes.

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