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Yankees takeaways from Tuesday’s 5-1 victory over Tigers, including Giancarlo Stanton’s 400th home run

September 5, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees design hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) is greeted by right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning for his 400th career home run against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Giancarlo Stanton‘s 400th career home run propelled the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Tigers at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Yankees’ victory improved their record to 69–69, the first time they had held that record since 1969.

Here are some takeaways…

-Gerrit Cole, in pursuit of his first Cy Young, Tuesday strengthened his case. After coming out of a jam in the first inning, the Yankees ace would go through five innings unscathed, but that would change in the sixth.

After a lead-off triple by Kerry Carpenter, Miguel Cabrera would score the equalizer. While Cole would come out of the sixth inning with just one run, he had to work out this start. He spread a lot of hits and didn’t get much swing-and-miss stuff, but Cole gave the Yankees everything he had on a hot, humid night in the Bronx.

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Cole went through six innings (104 pitches), giving up only one run on eight hits, no walks and seven strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 2.91.

– Cole hasn’t gotten much support this season and tonight it was much the same. Since the ace limited the Tigers to one run, the Yankees were able to thanks DJ LeMahieu which started with a leadoff homer. It is LeMahieu’s second leadoff home run in four games. In his first 103 games, LeMahieu hit eight home runs in 414 at bats. In his last thirteen games, the utility infielder hit seven homeruns in 54 at bats.

It wasn’t until the sixth that the Yankees added more runs Giancarlo Stanton hit a missile over the left center field wall to put the Yankees ahead again, 3–1. It was Stanton’s 400th career homer and is the 58th player in MLB history to reach that mark. He is also the fourth fastest to reach the milestone, taking just 1520 games to reach it.

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Gleyber Torres would give the Yanks some insurance runs in the eighth with a two-run double to extend New York’s lead to 5-1.

Jason Dominguez made his Yankee Stadium debut on Tuesday and struggled at the plate. He struckout in his first at bat and reached on a fielder’s choice in his second. In his final at bat, Dominguez hit a double that separated the center and right fielders. The switch-hitting outfielder finished 1-for-4 and goes 4-for-17 to start his career.

Anthony Volpe went 0-for-3 with a walk, Everson Pereira finished 1-for-3 and Oswald Peraza went hitless while striking out twice in three at bats.

Austin Wells was not in the lineup Cole likes to throw for on Tuesday Ben Rotvedt. Rortvedt was 0-for-2 with a walk.

Tommy Khanle (1IP), Jonathan Loaisiga (1 IP) and Clay Holmes (1 IP) came in after Cole completed the win and threw three scoreless innings.


What’s next

The Yankees continue their three-game series against the Tigers on Wednesday night. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM.

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The Yankees will send Clark Schmidt (8-8, 4.56 ERA) to the mound as their opener to face RHP Matt Manning (5-4, 3.62 ERA).

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