NEW YORK — As the Yankees returned from a long road trip, it seems for at least a night, they got their offensive mojo back as well. In a complete team win, New York won its 91st games of the season, 11-0, over Toronto.
After almost getting shut-out in the finale in Minnesota, the Bombers immediately put that in the past, putting up five runs in the first inning. Aaron Hicks started the scoring with an RBI-single before Luke Voit doubled to drive in the fourth and fifth runs of the inning.
Even with the offensive explosion, however, the pitching was as good as the bats. As it looks more and more like the Yankees will be playing in the AL Wild Card game, Masahiro Tanaka continues to convince Aaron Boone that he should be the one on the mount that night.
The righty was excellent tonight, giving his team six scoreless innings, while striking out eight.
Luis Cessa pitched the final three innings to earn the save.
Notably, Aaron Judge also made his first appearance since fracturing his wrist back in July. He came in as a defensive replacement late and entered to a standing ovation from the Stadium faithful.