Yankees Set Several Records or Benchmarks in Epic 20-Run Outburst vs. Toronto

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The Yankees dropped a 20-spot on the Blue Jays Tuesday night, and in the process, the top two hitters in the lineup combined for three homers, and four “records” in the process.

Of course, as noted right away on Tuesday night, Luke Voit took over the MLB home run lead with his two blasts, and DJ LeMahieu set a “record” by crushing a 48.7 MPH pitch over the wall, the slowest pitch ever taken deep in the pitch-tracking era (since 2008).

There were two other nuggets of goodness within the night, though: not only did Voit’s five-RBI night give him 42 – the most by a Yankee through the team’s first 48 games since A-Rod had 44 in 2007, the year he won the AL MVP – but DJLM’s five ribs also gave birth to this new record:

Perhaps most importantly for the fans, though, the win pushed the Yankees ahead of the Jays into second place in the AL East, and moved them from tied with the Indians for the two AL Wild Card slots (and a pending date with Tampa or Chicago in the playoffs) to fifth place in the league and a potential playoff date with another team they seem to own, the Minnesota Twins.

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