Home Run Derby at New York; Yankees Sweep Jays

Yankees hit 5 home runs in inning for 1st time

Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Voit all cracked consecutive homers in the fourth inning, followed by back-to-back blasts by Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres in a seven-run inning. Voit crushed his Major League-leading 20th home run, one of six by his club, as the Yankees pushed their win streak to eight games with a 10-7 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday to complete a series sweep at Yankee Stadium.

Last year's Yankees hit 16 homers in a series to match the 2019 Nats and the 1977 Red Sox, who did their damage against. the Yankees in June of that year.

The Yankees hit five run home runs in an inning for the first time in their history.

"That was a lot of fun", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of the fourth inning, which began in a 2-2 tie. But the Yankees aren't just special with their power in 1 game.

The 19 homers are the most in any three-game span in Major League Baseball history, according to Elias data. "In general it was just wonderful to see everyone contribute like that".

After losing 15 of 20 games and almost dropping out of the AL's eight playoff spots, the Yankees have outscored their opponents 71-20 over their winning streak. Tanaka has thrown at least five innings in each of his last five starts.

Anderson was tagged for seven runs on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Chapman ended the game by striking out Teoscar Hernandez and converted his third save. Chapman threw fastballs on all 12 pitches, ending the game with a 101 miles per hour pitch that Hernandez swung under. He is 14-5 against the Blue Jays in 22 career starts.



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