Bomber bits

Bomber bits

• The Yankees are 20-36 this year in games when they do not homer, after going 7-24 in such contests last year. Their 56 homerless games thus far entering play Sunday are the team's most since 1997 (64).

• On this date in 1929, Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run off the Indians' Willis Hudlin at Cleveland's League Park in a 6-5 Yankees loss. On this date in 1980, Reggie Jackson hit career homer No. 400 off the White Sox's Britt Burns in a 3-1 Yankees win.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.