The Yankees clobbered the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 last night, backed by a two-home run game by Alfonso Soriano.
The home runs were numbers 399 and 400 of the slugger’s career. Soriano now has 11 home runs since joining the Yankees via trade on July 26.
This marks the 7th time a ballplayer has reached the 400 home run plateau as a New York Yankee. The list is rather impressive as Soriano joins the likes of:
- Babe Ruth
- Lou Gherig
- Mickey Mantle
- Reggie Jackson
- Gary Sheffield
- Alex Rodriguez
The first home run brought in 3 runs in the first inning which would prove to be enough padding to win the game. The second homer was a solo shot in the third inning.
The Yankees face an uphill climb towards the playoffs as they now stand 7.5 games behind Boston for first place in the American League East but as fans know, anything can happen in baseball. Larger leads have been lost at later times in the season than this but as Yogi Berra might say, “it is getting late early!”
The Yankees host the Red Sox in a 4 game homestand coming up which very well may decide their fate. A sweep of that series would put the Yankees right within striking distance of first place and possibly a wild card slot.
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