New York Yankees slugger Edwin Encarnacion passes Duke Snider by slugging his 408th home run against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Move over, Duke—a New York Yankees slugger just passed you by.
Yankees veteran Edwin Encarnacion smacked his 408th career home run on Tuesday night at Yankee stadium to pass Duke Snider on the all-time list.
28 for 🦜 in 2019: pic.twitter.com/EsBvuSczMv
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 16, 2019
Encarnacion, 36, is now just one shy of Mark Teixeira for 54th on the MLB all-time list. The shot helped the Yankees make a 1-0 deficit disappear against the Minnesota Twins.
In this, the 20th game in New York, the veteran bat has compiled seven home runs.
Currently, in the bottom of the eighth inning, Encarnacnion’s Yankees find themselves trailing the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2. The Bombers other run came courtesy of a DJ LeMahieu solo shot in the sixth inning.
CC Sabathia took the opening ball from Aaron Boone and gave up three runs on five hits and no walks. He also struck out six batters in six total innings.