NEW YORK — The Yankees hit five home runs in an inning for the first time in franchise history.
With the score tied at 2-2, Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning from the Toronto Blue Jays‘ Chase Anderson on Thursday night. Voit’s home run was his major league-leading 20th.
The five homers in the fourth tied a major league record, and the Yankees hit six overall in a 10-7 win that extended their winning streak to eight.
“That was a lot of fun,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Obviously a tie game going into that inning, and then everyone just started unloading with real good at-bats.”
The Yankees are the seventh team in MLB history to hit five home runs in an inning. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, they’re the second team to do so off one pitcher; the Washington Nationals did it in 2017 against Michael Blazek and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Gary Sanchez‘s solo shot in the seventh was the Yankees’ sixth of the night and 19th in the three-game series. According to Elias Sports Bureau data, that’s the most in a series of any length in MLB history, passing the 1963 Minnesota Twins, who hit 17 homers in a four-game series against the Washington Senators.
The 19 homers are the most in any three-game span in MLB history, according to Elias data. The Yankees also became the first team with six or more home runs in three straight games
“It was awesome,” said Stanton, who had four hits for the first time since July 23, 2018. “In general it was just amazing to see everyone contribute like that.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.