New York Yankees scoring slump not worrying skipper Aaron Boone

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) slides into home to score a run as Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim watches during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium.
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Aaron Boone wasn’t sweating too much over the New York Yankees scoring slump entering Tuesday’s series opener with the Toronto Blue Jays. 

The Yankees had been among the middle of the pack in runs scored per game this season at 4.43, tied for ninth with the Tampa Bay Rays, but over their three-game set with the Texas Rangers, New York mustard just 1.67 runs per game. The Bombers scored five runs total over the three games and needed a one-hit gem from starter Nestor Cortes on Monday to help pull out a win. 

“I think we’re tops in the league in OPS, right there in runs scored, so I think that’s more of a product of league-wide being a little bit suppressed,” Boone said before the 7:05 first pitch on Tuesday. “I think part of that is we’ve had some tough weather conditions here early in the season. I think once things heat up I do think the offense is going to start to flip, probably even more so around the league.”

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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates with manager Aaron Boone (17) after the game against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium.Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The lack of scoring has been a hot topic around the game this season and the lack of offense has been noticeable in the first month of the baseball season. Runs scored were at a record low during the month of April across Major League Baseball with teams averaging 4.0 runs per game, which was the lowest average for a month since 1981 according to ESPN

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The Yankees went through a scoring slump earlier in the year before turning things around. That has kept Boone at ease knowing his team has figured it out before. 

“We’re 25, 30 games into this. We were a little slow that first week getting rolling offensively,” Boone said. “Went through a pretty good stretch and then with the rainouts and stuff, really just had two days where we obviously didn’t punch through a lot these last few days. I feel overall we’re in a pretty good spot.”