Yankees pound Blue Jays in series opener, 20-6

The Yankees batted around in a seven-run second inning on Tuesday, and that was only the appetizer. Ten more men came to the plate in both the third and fourth innings, transforming a battle between clubs with postseason aspirations into an all-out laugher.

Luke Voit homered twice to claim the Major League lead with 18 homers, part of a five-RBI performance, while DJ LeMahieu homered late to collect his fifth RBI as the Yankees routed the Blue Jays, 20-6, in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

Aaron Hicks, Gary Sánchez and Clint Frazier also homered to support right-hander Deivi García as the Yankees (27-21) posted their sixth consecutive victory, leapfrogging Toronto (26-21) to claim second place in the American League East.

Eight days after the Yankees endured a season low point at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, N.Y., unable to stop the Jays from producing a 10-run inning, they more than returned the favor by batting around in three consecutive frames.