Backup catcher Kyle Higashioka hit three homers and DJ LeMahieu homered twice because the New York Yankees belted no less than six homers in consecutive video games for the primary time in workforce historical past en path to a 13-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night time.
The Yankees (28-21) matched a season excessive with their seventh straight win and moved 1 half video games forward of Toronto (26-22) for the fifth seed within the American League. New York additionally moved to inside three video games of the Tampa Bay Rays for first place within the AL East.
Aaron Choose returned from lacking all however one sport since Aug. 12 on account of a proper calf pressure. Choose completed 0-for-Four with three strikeouts, however his teammates displayed loads of firepower, amassing seven homers sooner or later after they hit six.
Higashioka joined Mike Stanley (1995) and Invoice Dickey (1939) because the third Yankee catcher with a three-homer sport. He socked a two-run shot to the loading dock in middle area within the third inning, a solo homer to left area within the sixth, and a two-run drive to proper area within the seventh.
It was the 32nd three-homer sport in workforce historical past and first since Gary Sanchez managed the feat because the designated hitter in Baltimore on April 7, 2019.
LeMahieu hit his fifth leadoff homer of the season and added a two-run blast within the fourth.
Clint Frazier, moved to left area to accommodate Choose’s return, additionally went deep, and Luke Voit hit his major-league-leading 19th homer.
New York’s solely run that did not come on a homer scored on a Frazier single within the fifth.
Gerrit Cole (6-3) pitched 5 no-hit innings earlier than Jonathan Villar opened the sixth with a double. Cole allowed one run on three hits with the one run coming when Villar scored on a wild pitch. He struck out eight and walked two.
Joe Panik homered within the ninth for Toronto.
The Blue Jays misplaced their third straight to the Yankees, who’ve outscored them 40-10 in these video games. Of their previous 4 losses, the Blue Jays have been outscored 58-11.
Toronto right-hander Tanner Roark (2-2) gave up six runs on six hits in 4 innings. He fanned 4 and walked two. Roark tied a profession excessive by serving up 4 homers, and his 14 homers allowed are essentially the most within the majors.
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