Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton stretched the Yankees’ home run streak to a record-tying 27 games in a 10-8 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
Hicks and Stanton each hit three-run homers, and the Yankees matched the record set by the 2002 Texas Rangers, who had Alex Rodriguez.
C. C. Sabathia (5-4) pitched six innings of two-run ball for his 251st career victory. He threw 104 pitches, his most in a game since 2016, and struck out a season-high nine.
Stanton hit his shot during a seven-run sixth inning for his first home run in a season spoiled by various injuries.
The Yankees batted around during that inning, their fourth time turning over the order in the past week. The victory came a night after their eight-game winning streak ended.
Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez (3-10) allowed seven runs in five and a third innings. Toronto had won three of four.
Hicks turned on Sanchez’s fastball in the fifth inning to make it 3-2 with his fifth home run of the season.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit his 10th home run for Toronto leading off the eighth. Nine of those have come in 29 games since he was recalled from Class AAA Buffalo on May 24. His shot was the first of five straight hits allowed by Jonathan Holder — the last was a grand slam by Freddy Galvis.
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman allowed an unearned run during the ninth but got his 22nd save.
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