New York Yankees 8, Toronto Blue Jays 3

Luis Severino struck out nine during five scoreless innings for his first win of the season as the New York Yankees hit three home runs to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Sunday evening.

The Yankees moved to 47 games over .500 for the first time since the record-setting 114-victory season in 1998. Meanwhile, the AL East champions clinched home-field advantage in the AL Division Series starting 4th October, and are competing with Houston for the top record in the AL.

The Yankees have gone 20-0-3 at home since losing two of three to the Chicago White Sox in mid-April.

Aaron Judge put New York ahead with a 420-foot homer to left-center that went off the end of his bat. This was his 26th homer this season and 14th in his last 29 games.

Meanwhile, Brett Gardner added a three-run drive later in the innings, while DJ LeMahieu made it 6-0 with a two-run homer during the second.

Also, Severino has pitched nine scoreless innings this campaign. He made his debut on Tuesday after recovering from injury.

He allowed three singles and a hit batter while walking none, throwing 54 of 80 pitches for strikes.

Blue Jays opener Wilmer Font gave up four runs during the first and was followed by Trent Thornton. Former Yankee Billy McKinney also hit a two-run homer off Tyler Lyons during the seventh and a solo drive against Nelson Cortes Jr. during the ninth.



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