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November 5, 2012

Kelly ignited the 1st inning barrage

On September 25, 1990, in a 15-3 drubbing of the Orioles, the Yankees tied a Major League record by beginning the game with 8 consecutive hits.

After Dave Eiland got through the top of the 1st unscathed, the Yankees came up ready to put the game away before a single out could be recorded.  Roberto Kelly led off the game with a home run to deep right field before Steve Sax, Don Mattingly, and Kevin Maas followed with singles to load the bases.  Hensley Meulens kept the streak intact with a 4th straight single that scored Sax and kept the bases loaded.  Matt Nokes followed with a single that scored Mattingly and Maas and chased starter Anthony Telford from the game.  As Mickey Weston took the mound the barrage continued when Jim Leyritz singled in Meulens 3 pitches later.  The onslaught finally ended on a 3-run home run off the bat of Randy Velarde to give the Yankees an 8-0 lead before a single out was recorded.

8 batters.  8 hits.  8 runs.

Even during one of the most grueling seasons in franchise history, in which they finished last in the AL East with a 67-95 record, the boys in pinstripes were still capable of remarkable feats, proving you can never count out the Bombers.

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