Fewer Homers Being Hit At Yankee Stadium

Home runs down in 2nd season at new Yankee Stadium

By RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer
      NEW YORK (AP) – Yankee Stadium wasn't that much of a home run
haven this year.
      There were 223 homers hit at the second-year ballpark, down from
a major league-leading 237 last year. The Yankees hit 115,
according to STATS LLC, a drop from 136 last season.
      Last year there were home runs in 80 of 81 regular-season games,
all but in the Washington Nationals' damp 3-0 win on June 18 that
started after a 5-hour, 26-minute rain delay.
      There were seven games without home runs this season: a 5-3 loss
to the Los Angeles Angels on April 14; a 5-1 win over Texas two
days later; a 4-1 victory over Baltimore on May 4; a 4-3 win over
Houston on June 11; a 4-0 loss to the New York Mets on June 18; a
6-1 loss to Toronto on July 2; and a 7-1 victory over Kansas City
on July 23.
      
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