NEW YORK – During the NFL’s opening week, the New York Jets scored 17 points, while the New York Giants totaled 16.
Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees would surpass both franchises and vote 20 races against the Toronto Blue Jays.
New York’s offense broke out for 1
With the win, the Yankees outscored their divisional rivals in the American League East and returned to second place in the division with a record of 27-21.
Yankees first baseman Luke Voit hit his Major League-leading 17th home run in a seven-run second inning. He continued to go deep a second time, extending his lead at the top of the leaderboard with 18 big flies this season.
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DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks, Clint Frazier and Gary Sánchez each also met in the blowout victory. LeMahieu’s solo shot came out of Toronto’s Santiago Espinal – a positional player – at a 48.7 mph pitch.
Both Voit and LeMahieu had five runs. Sánchez had four RBIs.
In his fourth big-league start, Deivi García continued to dominate. He earned his second career victory, throwing seven innings of three-run ball while hitting out six. He has knocked out six in each of his four outings with the Yankees this summer, throwing seven innings in back-to-back starts.
Every member of the Yankees’ starting lineup had a basic hit except the designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton in the cleanup spot. When he returned from the injured list – after spending more than a month on the sidelines with a strain in his left thigh string – Stanton struck out twice and went 0-for-4.
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