Yankees 13, Orioles 5: Gary Sanchez Homers Again as Yankees Gain in Wild-Card Race


Gary Sanchez hit a home run in the fourth inning off of the Orioles’ Dylan Bundy that skimmed over the right-field wall.

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At some point, on some future day, Gary Sanchez will no longer be the hottest hitter in baseball. He will regress into the promising player he was assumed to be when the Yankees called him up earlier this month and not the dominant force he has become since joining them. Sanchez will, most likely, stop hitting like Barry Bonds in pinstripes.

That day, however, has not come just yet. Instead, Sanchez, 23, remains on his torrid streak. His debut month has been one for history and it only got better Saturday. He hit another home run, his 11th in August, in the fourth inning of the Yankees’ 13-5 victory against the Baltimore Orioles. Unlike his previous ones, it was no moonshot, just a late swing that drove a 94-mile-per-hour fastball from Dylan Bundy skimming over the right-field wall. It was one of six homers hit by both teams, but the only one to leave the fans at Yankee Stadium chanting Sanchez’s name for…

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