Gary Sánchez knew that his first career grand slam was gone, flipping his bat and shouting toward the Yankees’ bench. So did Derek Holland, who hung his head at the front of the pitcher’s mound. The only question was how far the ball would go.
Sanchez’s fifth-inning drive Sunday afternoon was calculated to travel 467 feet, making it the longest grand slam ever tracked by Statcast. The blast to the left-field seats at Oracle Park powered a five-run inning for the Yankees, who held on for a 6-4 victory over the Giants, marking New York’s 10th win in its last 12 games.