MLB: Who is stopping them? Yankees have their best streak of the year: seven successive wins

Despite all the muscle at the top of the alignment of the New York Yankees Thursday night, it was the ‘fighters’ from the rear who did most of the damage. Kyle Higashioka hit a home run and drove in three runs, leading the Yankees to a 7-5 slate victory over the Minnesota Twins, in the first game of four at Yankee Stadium.

The top five hitters in the Yankees’ lineup, Luke Voit, Anthony Rizzo, Aaron Judge, Joey Gallo and Giancarlo Stanton, could have formed an impressive offensive line for the Jets or Giants:

But it was the bottom third of the lineup – Andrew Velazquez, Higashioka and Tyler Wade – serving as the driving force in a pair of multi-run innings for the Yankees, who held a 6-0 lead late in the fourth.

Batters 7-8-9 had four hits (batting for the cycle between themselves in the third and fourth innings) and scored five of the team’s first six runs, setting the pace for an offense that knocked out starter John Gant with one out. in the room.

The Yankees have won seven straight games, the most of the season, their longest winning streak since winning 10 in a row last September. As of July 6, the Yankees’ 28-11 record is the best in the majors.

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They are five games behind the Rays, who are in first place, in the AL East, although they are already at the top of the AL wild-card standings, one game ahead of the Athletics and 1 1/2 ahead of the Red Sox.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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