Home Run Derby at New York; Yankees Sweep Jays

Yankees hit 5 home runs in inning for 1st time

Brett Gardner, DJ LeMehieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning from Toronto's Chase Anderson on Thursday night.

The Yankees hit 19 homers in the series, a major league record over a three-game span.

Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres followed their teammates with back-to-back home runs, one to right and one to left.

By the time the Bombers' barrage was over, the Yankees had hit a record-setting 1.42 miles of home runs in a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Gary Sanchez added No. 19 in the seventh inning to give the Yanks three consecutive games of six or more home runs, which is also a first. NY set the mark with No. 17 as it was going deep five times in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the set.

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The other teams in Major League Baseball history with five homers in the same inning are the New York Giants (1939), Philadelphia Phillies (1949), San Francisco Giants (1961), Minnesota Twins (1966) and Brewers (2006). Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "Guys are in a good place swinging the bats but we have to move on from what was a really good homestand for us and start an important trip and go do it on the road".

After losing 15 of 20 games and almost dropping out of the AL's eight playoff spots, the Yankees have outscored their opponents 71-20 over their winning streak.

Masahiro Tanaka (3-2) allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings.

Chapman ended the game by striking out Teoscar Hernandez and converted his third save.

Anderson was tagged for seven runs on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings.

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