Yankees 8-3 Blue Jays: Stanton explodes, Yanks take series with thunderous slam

Giancarlo Stanton scoring a grand slam against the toronto blue jays
Amanda Paula
Sunday April 7, 2024

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New York Yankees 8-3 Toronto Blue Jays

Giancarlo Stanton‘s grand slam in the third inning powered the New York Yankees to an 8-3 triumph over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, maintaining their scorching start to the season. With this win, the Yankees improve to an impressive 8-2 record, marking their best 10-game start since the pandemic-disrupted 2020 season and only the second time since 2003 that they’ve kicked off with eight victories in the initial ten games.

Yankees take down Blue Jays on HR power

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The pivotal moment came in the third inning when Giancarlo Stanton stepped up with two outs, breaking a 1-1 deadlock with a grand slam. This towering hit, off Toronto’s Bowden Francis, sailed a staggering 417 feet and left the bat at a blistering speed of 110.6 mph according to Statcast. It marked Stanton’s 11th career grand slam and his sixth since donning the pinstripes.

Giancarlo Stanton’s heroics were part of a five-run inning for the Yankees, complemented by Anthony Rizzo’s run-scoring walk. Anthony Volpe, meanwhile, showcased his prowess with three hits, contributing significantly to New York’s offensive firepower.

New York Yankees player against Toronto Blue Jays, on April 7th, 2024.
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Luis Gil plays well, Giancarlo Stanton soars as Yankees secure victory

While Giancarlo Stanton’s blast stole the show, Luis Gil delivered a solid performance on the mound for the Yankees. In his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2022, Gil held the Blue Jays to two runs on just two hits across 4 1/3 innings. Despite some frustrations with home plate umpire Angel Hernández’s calls, Gil managed to strike out eight batters while displaying admirable control.

The game wasn’t without its tense moments, as Toronto managed to put runners on base and capitalize on opportunities. However, New York Yankees’ pitching staff, backed by solid defense, prevented any significant rallies, ensuring the victory for the home team.

This win not only underscores the Yankees’ early-season dominance but also provides a glimpse of their potential as they aim for a successful campaign. With key players like Giancarlo Stanton firing on all cylinders and promising talents like Volpe making their mark, the Yankees appear poised for continued success as the season unfolds.

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