TORONTO (AP) — A big blast from Aaron Judge put the surging New York Yankees on the path to yet another win.
Judge homered and drove in three runs, Jameson Taillon allowed one run in six innings, and the Yankees extended their streak to 11 games by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 on Tuesday night.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run home run in the ninth, his fifth of the season. New York leads the MLB with 34 home runs this season, including 23 in the past 11 games.
“Everything is clicking,” Stanton said. “Timely hitting, the pitching has been great. We’ve just got to keep it going.”
Judge’s game-tying solo homer in the sixth inning was his ninth of the season, pulling him even with teammate Anthony Rizzo for the big-league lead.
“It definitely pumped some life into us,” manager Aaron Boone said of Judge’s 427-foot shot into the second deck.
Judge has 13 RBIs in his past five games, adding a two-run double in New York’s six-run seventh inning.
Taillon (2-1) allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out four to win his second straight decision.
“I thought that’s the best he’s thrown the ball since he’s been here, stuff-wise,” Boone said. “It’s really exciting what he’s doing.”
Josh Donaldson and Marwin Gonzalez each had RBI doubles and Aaron Hicks reached base four times as the Yankees improved to 18-6. It’s the seventh time in franchise history that New York has won 18 of its first 24 games.
New York’s winning streak also is the longest in the majors this season (the Yankees won 13 straight games from Aug. 14 to 27 last year).
Toronto, meanwhile, snapped a streak of 32 games without consecutive losses, dating back to Sept. 24, 2021. The Blue Jays also lost a series for the first time this season.
Toronto went 1 for 11…