New York Yankees

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 06: Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on July 6, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Those wondering where the Yankees offense disappeared in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, were left with questions no more by Wednesday night. The Yankees pounded the Pirates 16-0 in the Steel City, settling for a split of a short two-game series.

All 16 runs came in the final five innings of the ball game, including 11-runs in the eighth and ninth innings combined.

Every single Yankees player had at least one hit in the game. Seven players had multi-hit games, including a four hit day for Isaiah Kiner-Falefa.

Aaron Judge and D.J. LeMahieu each had three hit nights for the Yankees, with Judge providing a grand slam home run — his 30th bomb of the year — in the eighth inning that push the Yankees lead to 9-0.

Ironically it was LeMahieu’s two-run single in the fifth that really got things moving for the Yankees.

Josh Donaldson and Joey Gallo both went back-to-back with big flies in the sixth inning that increased the lead to 4-0. Kyle Higashioka added his fifth homer of the year in the seventh.

Aaron Hicks joined the homer happy party with a grand slam of his own in the top of the ninth inning to push the game wide open at 14-0. Giancarlo Stanton would follow with a solo shot of his own to make it 15-0.

All that run support went to the good of Luis Severino who earned his fifth win of the year. Severino blanked the Pirates on four hits over six innings of work.

The Bronx Bombers (59-23) head to Boston this weekend for a huge clash with the suddenly hot Red Sox.