Yanks achieve new homer record at home

Yanks break home run record at home

NEW YORK -- Another day, another home run record for the Yankees.

Alex Rodriguez's two-run shot off the Red Sox's Jon Lester on Friday was the Yankees' 127th homer at home this season, breaking their previous high of 126 -- achieved at the old Yankee Stadium in both 2004 and '05, according to STATS. The Rangers own the Major League record for home runs at home, blasting 153 of them at Ameriquest Field in '05.

Five home games remain for the Yankees this season -- two more against the Red Sox and three against the Royals. The Yankees and their opponents have now combined for 225 home runs at the park this season, 10 more than the high at the old Yankee Stadium, set in 2004.

The Yankees are also in reach of their all-time club record of 242 home runs, also set in 2004. With eight games remaining in the regular season, the Yankees sit 10 shy of that mark.

Rodriguez, who missed five weeks recovering from right hip surgery earlier this season, ranks second on the Yankees with 28 home runs, 18 of them at home. Mark Teixeira, the club's home run leader, has hit 22 of his 37 at home. And Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter, utilizing the short porch in right field, have combined to hit 29 of their 41 homers at Yankee Stadium.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.