Aaron Judge hit a home run and scored three runs as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 on Tuesday, winning an 11th straight game.
Judge hit a solo home run in the sixth and a two-run double in the seventh, where the visitors scored six times.
Giancarlo Stanton slammed a two-run home run for the Yankees, who dominate Major League Baseball with an 18-6 record.
Stanton’s fifth long ball was estimated at 444 feet. The Yankees lead the major leagues with 34 cannon shots this season.
“Everything works like clockwork,” Stanton said. At bat, but also on the mound. We just have to keep that momentum.
Alek Manoah allowed just one run and three hits in six innings, retiring seven batters. It was rather the relievers who had headaches against the New Yorkers.
Manoah started the game badly, giving Aaron Hicks a four-shot goal. He recovered well, including retiring 15 hitters in a row.
Toronto (15-10) escaped a second straight game for the first time this season.
The Yankees will try to sweep the three-game series on Wednesday night.
Jameson Taillon (2-1) allowed one run and five hits in six innings.
Vladimir Guerrero hit two doubles. Bo Bichette had two hits, including a one-run single in the fifth.
Bichette and Raimel Tapia, however, made mistakes.
“When the offense is quiet, you can’t afford to waste games,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said.
The loss went to Adam Cimber (4-1).
The match attracted 22,491 people and was settled in two hours and 57 minutes.
The Jays will kick off a nine-game journey that includes stops in Cleveland, New York (Yankees), and St. Petersburg.
Elsewhere in the American:
Mariners 0 – Astros 4
SEA: Abraham Toro had two at-bats and one hit
HOU: Dusty Baker became the 12th manager in history to record 2,000 wins in Major League Baseball
Angels 0 – Red Sox 4
LAA: Despite the loss, Noah Syndergaard (2-1) worked seven full innings
BOS: Michael Wacha (3-0) gave up nothing in five and two-thirds innings on the mound
Twins 7 – Orioles 2
MIN: Catcher Ryan Jeffers hit a three-run
home run BAL: Starter Brad Zimmermann worked five innings, allowing two earned runs
Cardinals 1 – Royals 7
STL: Brad Keller (1-2) allowed no runs in six innings and a third on the mound
KC: Rookie shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. hit his first MLB home run
Rays 10 – Athletics 7 (10 innings)
TB: The Rays tied the game 5-5 with two runs in the 9th inning before adding five more in the 10th
OAK: Third baseman Kevin Smith produced four runs in the loss