NEW YORK -- The Luke Voit Show rolls on, and the latest installment altered the history books.Voit mashed a two-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox in the second inning of the Yankees' 11-6 loss on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. It was the Yankees' 246th home run
NEW YORK -- The Luke Voit Show rolls on, and the latest installment altered the history books.
Voit mashed a two-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox in the second inning of the Yankees' 11-6 loss on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. It was the Yankees' 246th home run of the season, establishing a new single-season franchise record by eclipsing the 245 homers hit by the 2012 Yankees.
Giancarlo Stanton would add to the home run total two innings later when he roped a grand slam into the right-field seats to give New York a 6-4 lead.
The 247 homers are the most in the Majors since the 2016 Orioles hit 253 long balls. The Yankees are on pace to approach the all-time record of 264 homers, hit by the 1997 Mariners.
In addition, the blast to Monument Park was Voit's 10th homer since joining the club, making the Yankees the first team in Major League history to have a dozen players reach double digits in home runs.
Voit joined Giancarlo Stanton (34), Didi Gregorius (26), Aaron Judge (26), Miguel Andujar (25), Aaron Hicks (24), Gleyber Torres (23), Gary Sanchez (16), Brett Gardner (12), Greg Bird (11), Austin Romine (10) and Neil Walker (10).
The previous record of 11 players with 10 or more homers was shared by the 2004 Tigers, the '15 Astros, the '16 Twins and the '17 Astros.
Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.