Bronx Bombers
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The New York Yankees have taken the Bronx Bombers nickname seriously.

New York set an MLB record with 19 home runs in a three-game span while sweeping Toronto and bolstering their playoff position. The Yankees (29-21) prepare to embark on their final regular-season road trip. They are within one game of the Twins (31-21) to secure home-field advantage in the Wild Card Series. Over their eight-game win streak, the Yankees have hit more homers (27) than their opponents have runs scored (20).

Luke Voit hit his Major League-leading 20th home run as the Bronx Bombers became the first team to hit six or more homers in three consecutive games. Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu, and Voit all homered on successive pitches in the fourth inning from right-hander Chase Anderson. After an out, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres followed with back-to-back blasts, marking the seventh five-homer inning in Major League history and the first since the Nationals enjoyed one on July 27, 2017. They are the second team to do so against the same pitcher, just like the Nationals. The five-homer inning was a first in the illustrious history of the New York Yankees.

Previous 5 HR innings in History

1 – 7/27/2017 Washington vs. Milwaukee – Brian Goodwin, Wilmer Difo, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon.

2 – 4/22/2006 Milwaukee vs. Cincinnati – Bill Hall, Damian Miller, Brady Clark, J.J. Hardy, Prince Fielder

3 — 6/9/66 – Minnesota vs Kansas City – Rich Rollins, Zoilo Versalles, Tony Oliva, Don Mincher, Harmon Killebrew

4 – 8/23/1961 San Francisco at Cincinnati – Orlando Cepeda, Felipe Alou, Jim Davenport, Willie Mays, John Orsino

5 — June 2, 1949 – Philadelphia vs Cincinnati – Del Enis, Andy Seminick, Willie Jones, Andy Seminick, Schoolboy Rowe

6 – New York Giants vs. Cincinnati – 6/6/1939 – Joe Moore, Harry Danning, Frank Demaree, Burgess Whitehead, Manny Salvo.

Bronx Bombers Continue

Gary Sánchez added another home run in the seventh off T.J. Zeuch, and the Bronx Bombers 19 homers in the Blue Jays series soared a combined 7,496 feet — approximately 28 New York City blocks. 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 previous record for homers in a three-game span was 16, shared by the 2019 Yankees, 2019 Nationals, and 1977 Red Sox.

The Bronx Bombers begin a three-game set with the Red Sox in Boston on Friday at 7:30 p.m.