The Yankees extended their winning streak to 11 games on Tuesday night, as the team defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 margin.
Both teams were silent at the start of the game, with the game’s first run in the 5th inning, when Toronto shortstop Bo Bichette singled to score Alejandro Kirk on a pitch by Yankees rightman Jameson Taillon.
Despite giving up the first run, the Yankees dominated the scoreboard for the last 6 innings as the Bronx Bombers crossed the plate 7 times without giving up another run to their Canadian rivals.
Fan favorite Aaron Judge continued his extraordinary streak of games at the plate, hitting his 9th home run of the young season in the 6th inning on a solo shot into left field by Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah.
That longball tied Judge’s teammate Anthony Rizzo for the Most Home Runs in MLB This Year†
After Judge tied the game at 1, the Yankees’ offense exploded in the 7th inning, when Pinstripe batters crossed the plate 7 times before Toronto could record a 3rd out.
Josh Donaldson, Marwin González, Jose Trevino, Aaron Hicks and Judge all recorded an RBI in the inning, which saw the Blue Jays cycle through 3 different pitchers on the mounds: Adam Cimber, Julian Merryweather and Trent Thornton.
Toronto managed to stop the bleeding and hold the Yankees scoreless in the 8th, but not before Giancarlo Stanton hit a 2-run home run in the 9th inning off Andrew Vasquez’s 97 mph curveball, which Hicks scored after walking earlier in the inning had received.
That gave the Bronx team a 9-1 lead, which turned out to be an insurmountable obstacle for the Blue Jays, who failed to commit a foul in the last inning.
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Taillon threw 6 innings, gave up 5 hits and 1 run. Wandy Peralta, Miguel Castro and Lucas Luetge each threw 1 inning after Taillon’s departure, and combined for only 3 hits and no runs.
The win marked the second victory over the Blue Jays in their three game series in Toronto, and lifted the Yankees to an MLB-leading 18-6 record of the year.
A win against the Blue Jays on Wednesday night would mark the fourth series in a row for the Bronx Bombers, after unscathed wins against Cleveland, Baltimore and Kanas City.
It is intended that Nestor Cortes Jr. gets a nod on the starting hill on Wednesday before the 7:10 p.m. game.