NEW YORK — Aaron Judge hit a pair of two-run homers, Anthony Volpe broke Joe DiMaggio’s career record for consecutive stolen bases to lift the Yankees, and the New York Yankees rebounded after being down by six. -8 on Saturday.
Rays ace Shane McClanahan could not hold on to a 6–0 lead in the fifth inning. That’s six days after Yankees ace Gerrit Cole blew a 6–0 lead in the fifth inning and lost 8–7 to Tampa Bay in seven innings.
In a matchup of stellar debuts, Cuba’s Yandy Díaz hit his first career grand slam off Cuba’s Nestor Cortés in a five-run fifth inning, beginning a streak in which 22 of 37 batters hit two 1/2 pitches. Arrived.
Wearing pink cleats for Mother’s Day weekend, Judge found her rhythm after spending time on the disabled list with a hip ailment. He hit his first home run since April 19 and his 29th multi-homer game.
For the Rays, Cubans Yandy Díaz went 4–2 with two runs and four RBI, Randy Arrozarena went 4–3 with one run and three RBI. Dominican Vander Franco made it 5–1 with one run, Francisco Mejia made it 4–2 with two runs.
Toronto beats the Bravos again
TORONTO — Bo Bichette went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Saturday.
The Blue Jays won their second straight game over the Braves, who lost a road series for the first time this season. Atlanta won four straight series on the road early in the season before coming to Canada.
Eric Swanson (2-1) threw five outs for the win and Jordan Romano earned his 10th save in 12 chances.
Toronto has won eight games in a row against Atlanta. They won all six games in 2021 before winning the last two.
It is the Braves’ longest skid against a single opponent since 2015, when they lost nine in a row to Washington.
After AJ Minter (2-5) hit back-to-back singles off the ball in the seventh, Kevin Kiermaier and George Springer each stole doubles to put runners on second and third. Bechette homered in Kiermaier before Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made it 4–2 with a sacrifice fly.
For the Braves, Ronald Acuña Jr. 4-1 of Venezuela, Orlando Arcia 4-1. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario scored a run to seal the 4–1 win. Dominican Marcel Ozuna went 3–2 and scored two runs.
For the Blue Jays, Dominican Guerrero went 2–1 with a single and produced one. Mexican Alejandro Kirke 2-0.