Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in three runs to lead the New York Yankees’ 10th straight win that they won 5-1 on Monday to cool down the Enrachados Braves de Atlanta.
The Yankees ended leader Atlanta’s nine-win streak, in what was the first meeting in nearly 120 years between teams that have won at least nine games in a row. In addition, they managed to reach their 10th win, a streak that is the longest of any American League franchise. Have not won 11 in a row since 1985.
Stanton hit a home run in the second inning off Huascar Ynoa (4-3) and tied the game that was 1-1 in sixth with a two-run double and two outs.
Gary Sánchez gave security to New York with a two-out hit in the eighth, a two-run single. Jordan montgomery (5-5) worked passing four walks in five innings, limiting the Braves to just two hits – including a home run by Dansby Swanson.
The Yankees bullpen took over at that point. Nicaraguan Jonathan Loaisiga pitched two scoreless innings and struck out to four. Dominican Wandy Peralta worked, surpassing a pair of hits in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman finished Atlanta with a 1-2-3 ninth.
For the Yankees, the Dominican Gary Sanchez 4-1 with two RBIs. The Venezuelan Rougned Odor 4-0.
For the Braves, Curacao’s Ozzie Albies 4-1. Cubans Jorge Soler 3-1, Guillermo Heredia 4-0. Venezuelan William Contreras 2-0. The Dominican Huascar Ynoa 2-0.