The New York Yankees hit five home runs in their seven-run fourth inning against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, becoming just the seventh team in major-league history to accomplish the five-homer feat.
The Washington Nationals were the most recent team to hit five home runs in an inning, on July 27, 2017, in a 15-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
For the Yankees, Gio Urshela lined out to open the bottom of the fourth with the score 2-2. Clint Frazier walked and scored on a Gary Sanchez double to give New York a 3-2 lead. Brett Gardner followed with a two-run homer to clear the bases.
D.J. LeMahieu and Luke Voit then hit solo home runs. Aaron Hicks struck out for the second out of the inning, but Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres added back-to-back solo home runs to give the Yankees a 9-2 lead.
The Yankees have overtaken the Blue Jays for second place in the American League East following a 20-6 win Tuesday and a 13-2 win Wednesday over Toronto. In the first two games of the series, plus four innings on Thursday, the Yankees hit 18 home runs -- a new MLB record for one team over a three-game span.
Other teams in MLB history with five-homer innings are the New York Giants in 1939; Philadelphia Phillies, 1949; San Francisco Giants, 1961; Minnesota Twins, 1966; and Brewers, 2006.
--Field Level Media