Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks homered while CC Sabathia threw six strong innings as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 10-8 on Monday at Yankee Stadium.. >> Box score
Six takeaways from Monday's game
1) Hicks has not been able to find a groove this season, but he did come up with a big hit -- a three-run homer -- for the Yanks in the fifth inning. The homer gave the Yanks the lead, one which they would add several runs to along the way.
2) Stanton hit his first home run of the season, a 445-foot blast, that finished off the Yankees seven-run sixth inning. Stanton has been hitting the ball hard and he finally connected with a patented homer.
3) Sabathia endured a rough first inning, allowing two runs and looking as though he was going to have trouble finding the strike zone and sticking in the game. From that point, Sabathia coaxed himself into a rhythm and put together five scoreless innings, surviving a Blue Jays threat in the sixth inning. Sabathia threw 104 pitches in the game, his most of the season as he picked up his 251st win of his career.
4) DJ LeMahieu recorded a four-hit game, his eighth game with at least three hits this season, which leads the Yankees. LeMahieu also reached on a walk and scored two runs.
5) Didi Gregorius grabbed two hits in the seventh inning, helping boost his average to .245 on the season.
6) Jonathan Holder needs Triple-A just as bad as Chad Green did earlier this season. Charged with coming in to hold a 10-2 lead, Holder allowed five runs without recording an out, including a solo home run and a grand slam. Holder has allowed 13 earned runs in his last 5 1/3 innings (six appearances).
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Aaron Hicks goes deep to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead and 27 straight games with a home run, tying the 2002 Rangers for the longest streak in MLB history.#YANKSonYES live stream: https://t.co/pi1oA44fJt pic.twitter.com/xxzZD43qj9
The Yankees and Blue Jays face each other in the second game of a three-game series on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Clayton Richard (0-3, 7.46 ERA) will pitch for Toronto.