The Yankees set a team record for most hits in a game without getting a single when they hit 4 doubles and 4 homers in a 7-0 win over Toronto Saturday afternoon.
All four homers, three of them consecutive, came in the eighth inning to break open a tight ball game.
Before the game, the Yankees shut down CF Jacoby Ellsbury, who will go to see a neurologist after the headaches came back from the concussion he received running into the wall making a great catch last week.
The win puts the Yanks at 32-21 as the hit the 1/3 point of the season tomorrow with Game #54.
Jordan Montgomery pitched six shutout innings as he won for the first time in almost a month. Would you believe that right now the two lowest ERAs in the Yankees’ rotation are held by the youngsters? Severino and Montgomery.
In the third inning, Rob Refsnyder reached on an error, and scored on a double by Aaron Hicks. Aaron Judge then doubled Hicks home on a bullet. The line drive off of Judge’s bat had an exit velocity of 116.2 MPH. You often see a first baseman or third baseman eaten up by a line drive, but a CF?
It stayed 2-0 until the seventh, when back-to-back doubles by Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius made it 3-0.
Then came the eighth and HR Derby.
Gardner led off the inning with his 12th HR of the year. After the next two batters made out, the Yanks got three consecutive HRs from Holliday (12), Castro (9) and Gregorius (4).
Montgomery (W, 3-4, 3.67) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Warren (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 k. 2.51
Clippard 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.57
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.49