TORONTO — A giant blast from Aaron Judge put the surging Yankees on the trail to yet one more win.
Judge homered and drove in three runs, Jameson Taillon allowed one run in six innings, and the Yankees prolonged their win streak to 11 games by beating the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-1, on Tuesday night.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run home run within the ninth, his fifth of the season. The Yankees lead the majors with 34 home runs this season, including 23 previously 11 games.
“The whole lot is clicking,” Stanton said. “Timely hitting, the pitching has been great. We’ve just got to maintain it going.”
Judge’s game-tying solo homer within the sixth inning was his ninth of the season, pulling him even with teammate Anthony Rizzo for the big-league lead.
“It definitely pumped some life into us,” Manager Aaron Boone said of Judge’s 427-foot shot into the second deck.
Judge has 13 R.B.I. in his past five games, adding a two-run double within the Yankees’ six-run seventh inning.
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Taillon (2-1) allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out 4 to win his second straight decision.
“I believed that’s the very best he’s thrown the ball since he’s been here, stuff-wise,” Boone said. “It’s really exciting what he’s doing.”
Josh Donaldson and Marwin Gonzalez each had R.B.I. doubles and Aaron Hicks reached base 4 times because the Yankees improved to 18-6. It’s the seventh time in franchise history that Recent York has won 18 of its first 24 games.
Recent York’s winning streak is also the longest within the majors this season (the Yankees won 13 straight games from Aug. 14 to 27 last yr).
Mets Take Each Ends of Doubleheader
Mets Manager Buck Showalter saved veteran starter Carlos Carrasco for the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Atlanta, hoping the 35-year-old could adjust his game plan to pitch more innings if Game 1 taxed the Mets’ bullpen.
The whole lot appears to be figuring out as hoped for the first-place Mets.
Carrasco dodged trouble for eight innings, Pete Alonso homered against Kyle Wright on an off night for Atlanta’s breakout right-hander and the Mets beat the Braves, 3-0, Tuesday night to finish a doubleheader sweep.
Alonso had two R.B.I. singles within the opener because the Mets pounced early against Charlie Morton, and the Mets’ bullpen closed out a five-hitter to beat the Braves, 5-4. Alonso had two hits in each game.
Carrasco (2-1) stranded seven runners with some masterful work out of the stretch, keeping Atlanta off the board despite six hits and two walks. He threw 96 pitches and struck out five, bouncing back after allowing eight runs in his previous start against St. Louis.
“It’s a reminder of how good a pitcher he’s,” Showalter said. “That’s a troublesome lineup to undergo.”
Carrasco became the primary Mets pitcher to complete eight innings this season. He helped his team pitch its major league-leading sixth shutout in 26 games this yr.
Dominic Smith hit a two-run double against Wright (3-1) in the primary, constructing off a four-hit game Sunday which will have preserved his spot when rosters shrunk from 28 to 26 on Monday.
Dusty Baker Gets 2,000th Win
HOUSTON — Just call him Mr. 2,000.
Houston Astros Manager Dusty Baker won his 2,000th game Tuesday night, becoming the twelfth manager in major league history to succeed in the milestone and the primary Black man to do it.
The benchmark victory got here in Houston’s 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners and comes greater than 29 years after he collected his first win on April 9, 1993, in San Francisco’s 2-1 victory over St. Louis.
Before Tuesday’s game, while still sitting at 1,999 wins, Baker was asked what it will mean to him to succeed in 2,000.
“You may’t look back because you will have work to do going forward,” Baker said. “And you may’t gloat about what you’ve done until after your profession is over with. Then when your profession is over with, then you definitely assess all the situation. But when you’re in it, you don’t have time to try this.”
However the 72-year-old Baker did acknowledge that being the primary Black manager to succeed in 2,000 wins makes the achievement more meaningful.
“It means extra,” he said. “It means extra to the culture. It means extra to society. It means extra to my race, and it means extra hopefully for others to get a chance.”