The Yankees rewrote the record books with their long-ball prowess during an unforgettable homestand. Down to their final out in the opener of their final regular-season road trip, Gary Sánchez launched a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth before Luke Voit and DJ LeMahieu delivered big hits in extras, powering an improbable comeback.
Sánchez cleared the Green Monster with a ninth-inning laser and Voit’s run-scoring 11th-inning knock gave the Yanks their first lead of the night. LeMahieu ripped a go-ahead double one inning later as the Yankees surged for a 6-5, 12-inning victory on Friday evening at Fenway Park.
Kraken vs. Monster.
Advantage Kraken. pic.twitter.com/V6x8IwEXy5
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 19, 2020
Jonathan Loaisiga pinned the bases loaded after permitting Christian Arroyo’s game-tying single in the 11th and recorded the final three outs in the 12th, extending the Yankees’ winning streak to a season-high nine games as they improved to 8-0 against Boston this year.
Fresh off a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays in which they set a Major League record by clubbing 19 homers, the Yanks’ bats stirred in the seventh. Sánchez greeted Marcus Walden with a two-run double that hopped the right-field wall, halving the deficit.