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Entering Sunday’s game, 401 players had hit home runs since Anthony Rizzo’s last one against the Reds on May 20.

Rizzo finally broke the streak against Kansas City’s Jordan Lyles, launching a solo shot to right field.

Rizzo also had an RBI double in the first inning. Of course, his teammates reacted to the end of his power drought in the most appropriate way:

The Yankees lead the Royals 5-0 after three innings.

Josh Benjamin has been a staff writer at ESNY since 2018. He has had opinions about everything, especially the Yankees and Knicks. He co-hosts the “Bleacher Creatures” podcast and is always looking for new pieces of sports history to uncover, usually with a Yankee Tavern chicken parm sub in hand.