The Yankees are clicking on all cylinders right now. The Bombers won their 11th in a row behind a barrage of offensive firepower in a 9-1 smackdown of the Toronto Blue Jays to improve to a league best 18-6 on the season.
Aaron Judge’s mammoth 427 foot home run into the second deck of the Roger Center, tied the game in the sixth inning and gave one Yankees fan a moment he’ll never forget. A Blue Jays fan caught the ball, found the young man and handed it to him. The boy cried tears of joy upon receiving it.
The Yankees went right to work after that, scoring six runs in the top of the seventh inning. RBI doubles by Josh Donaldson and Marwin Gonzalez staked the Yankees to a 3-1 advantage. After a RBI Fielder’s Choice for Jose Trevino and a RBI single by Aaron Hicks, Judge lined a two-run double to build the Yanks lead to 7-1.
Stanton soon followed suit with a huge two-run bomb of his own in the ninth inning to put the game totally out of reach.
Jameson Taillon picked up the win, his second of the year, while lowering his ERA to 2.84. He allowed only a run on five hits over six innings of work.
The Yankees (18-6) will try to sweep the Blue Jays on Wednesday.