Yankees are first team in 34 years to begin game with seven straight singles

New York Yankees Aaron Judge

The New York Yankees have been in a massive slump for most of the second half of the season, and it has seen their lead in the American League East rapidly disappear. 

At the center of those second-half struggles is an offense that has been nonexistent outside of Aaron Judge‘s brilliance.

On Saturday afternoon, that offense finally had a bit of a breakout game in the first inning against Tampa Bay‘s Corey Kluber. And they did something that no team has done in more than 30 years. 

The Yankees started the game by hitting seven consecutive singles before recording an out.

No outs. No walks. No doubles. No triples. No home runs. Just singles. Single after single. 

The Yankees hitters to reach base were Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Josh Donaldson, Oswaldo Cabrera, Miguel Andujar and Isiah Kiner-Falefa.

It was not until a fielder’s choice for Kyle Higashioka in the eighth spot that the run of singles ended. 

The Yankees scored six runs in the first inning during that offensive surge. 

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