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Sanchez homers again, Yankees rout Tigers 10-2

Gary Sanchez homered and drove in three runs, and Luis Severino pitched impressively into the seventh inning to lead the New York Yankees to another lopsided win over the Detroit Tigers, 10-2 on Wednesday night.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees crushed the Tigers, 10-2. Luis Severino allowed just a run in 6 2/3 innings. Gary Sanchez hit another homer and drove in three. Aaron Judge had two hits, including an RBI double. Ronald Torreyes had four hits. Yankees will try to complete the sweep Thursday afternoon.

Gregorius pads Yanks' lead with long ball (0:17)
Sanchez stays hot in August with another homer (0:20)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez does it again. He hit another first inning homer. It is his third in two days, 10th for the month and 26th on the year.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird could return to the team's lineup on Friday. Bird is going to play in a rehab games tonight and Thursday. At that point, manager Joe Girardi said the team will evaluate what is next. It seems that could a trip back to New York for the Yankees weekend series with the Mariners. Bird hasn't played since May 1 because of ankle injury.


BBTN: Boston's Pursuit Of Top Spot, Electric Zone, Votto, Granderson

Before conversations with Reds 1B Joey Votto and Dodgers OF Curtis Granderson, Buster Olney talks to Tim Kurkjian about the reality of an electronic strike zone, Boston's pursuit of the top spot in the AL, the end of Aaron Judge's K streak and more. Plus, "Gone Fishin'" with John Fisher.

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Sanchez slugs way to rare Yankees feat

Gary Sanchez hit two home runs, his 24th and 25th of the season, in the Yankees' win over the Tigers on Tuesday. He's the first player to hit 25 homers for the Yankees in a season before turning 25 years old since Don Mattingly blasted 35 home runs as a 24-year-old in 1985. (Elias Sports Bureau)

Stats & Info

Tuesday's longest home runs

Gary Sanchez outpaced the competition by nearly 40 feet, as his 493-foot blast -- his first of two homers on the day -- slots in behind Aaron Judge's 495-footer for the longest home runs this season. Yangervis Solarte's 455-footer highlights a career-high six-RBI night, while the homers by Nick Williams and Marcell Ozuna were only two of 14 hit by the Phillies and Marlins between both ends of their doubleheader.

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Yankees rightfielder Aaron Judge snapped his strikeout streak at 37 consecutive games, going 1-for-1 with 3 walks in a win over the Tigers. Judge and Bill Stoneman (a pitcher for the 1971-72 Expos) share the mark for longest such streak all-time, Judge still remains on pace to crush Curtis Granderson's franchise record for strikeouts in a season.

Yankees win big in Detroit (1:10)
Judge's strikeout streak comes to an end (0:40)
Sanchez sparks Yanks with two long balls (0:41)

Sanchez homers twice, Tanaka sharp as Yanks rout Tigers 13-4

Gary Sanchez hit two home runs -- including one estimated at nearly 500 feet -- and Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven tidy innings in his return from the disabled list to lead the New York Yankees to a 13-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka was pretty good in his return from the DL. Tanaka, who had inflammation in his shoulder, went seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out four and walked none. He was given a seven-run lead before the bottom of the third.

Hicks adds to Yanks' rout with homer (0:15)

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Gary Sánchez hit a 493-foot home run against the Tigers tonight. That's 2 feet shy of the longest HR in the majors this season, a 495-foot shot hit by his Yankees teammate, Aaron Judge on June 11 against the Orioles.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The streak is over. Aaron Judge's strikeout streak has come to an end. Judge had K'd in a major league record 37 games, but didn't on Tuesday night. He went 1-for-1 with three walks before being lifted as the Yanks were blowing out the Tigers.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Gary Sanchez's first inning two-run shot was the second longest in baseball this year, according to StatCast. Sanchez' shot went 493-feet. Aaron Judge hit one earlier in the season that was estimated at 495-feet.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Like all MLB teams, the Yankees will wear alternative jerseys this weekend, meaning they will have names on their backs and no pinstripes. Commissioner Rob Manfred, who grew up a Yankee fan, said, "Modern civilization is going to probably survive."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka is not only trying to help pitch the Yankees into the playoffs, he is trying to make his opt-out decision difficult. Tanaka will start tonight after the Yankees took him off the DL following his recovery from inflammation in his right shoulder. At the end of the season, he can opt out of the final three years and $68 million of his contract. Right now, it is hard to see him doing that with an 8-10 record and a 4.92 ERA.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2609th
On Base Percentage.3364th
Slugging Percentage.4427th
Earned Run Average3.845th
Quality Starts56Tied-14th

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