BOSTON — The Bronx Bombers have a new record for home runs and 18 games still to go.

Gleyber Torres, Mike Tauchman, Aaron Judge hit home runs as the New York Yankees broke the franchise record for homers in a season Sunday night in a 10-5 win over the Red Sox.

New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates his two-run home with Luke Voit, center, that also drove in Edwin Encarnacion during the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

“Today was really good to see because I felt like we were heavy again,” manager Aaron Boone said. “When you play us, my goal is always when you’re facing our offense, I want you to feel it. Today I felt like that was the case. I felt like we made it very difficult on them.”

The Yankees have won two of three in the four-game series that wraps up Monday night. The slumping Red Sox announced after the game that they have parted ways with president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

“I just found out, so (I’m) surprised and shocked, obviously,” manager Alex Cora said.

While the Boston clubhouse was almost silent following the loss and the stunning news of a major front office move, the Yankees’ clubhouse was thumping with loud music and yet another victory celebration.

The Yankees won for the fourth time in five games and improved to 94-50, keeping pace with Houston for the top record in the majors. New York also moved a step closer to claiming the AL East with another victory over the rival Red Sox, whose string of three straight division titles is coming to an end.

The Yankees entered the game two homers shy of the club record of 267, set last year. Torres’ two-run shot in the second was No. 266, Tauchman went deep with a man on in the fourth and Judge added the record-breaker by leading off the fifth with his 21st of the season.

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