The Bronx Bombers lived up to their name Saturday night. In the second game of their three-game American League East series against the Orioles, the Yankees erupted for 16 runs on 18 hits in a 16-3 victory at Yankee Stadium.Here are some of the facts and figures to know from
The Bronx Bombers lived up to their name Saturday night. In the second game of their three-game American League East series against the Orioles, the Yankees erupted for 16 runs on 18 hits in a 16-3 victory at Yankee Stadium.
Here are some of the facts and figures to know from the Yanks' 16-3 win, their fourth straight, which helped them maintain their standing at the top of the division, ahead of the Red Sox.
• The Yankees set a season high with their 16 runs Saturday. It had been more than a full year since they'd last scored that many. Their last 16-run game was April 6 of last season against the Astros, a 16-6 win. New York's 13-run margin of victory was the team's largest of 2017, surpassing their 10-run, 12-2 win over the Blue Jays on June 1.
• Eighteen hits were also a season high for New York. The Yankees' previous most hits in a game this year was 16, done twice, most recently against the Royals on May 17. The last time they had 18 was last Aug. 27 -- also against Baltimore.
• The Yankees' five home runs against the O's tied their season high. They got one each from Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Matthew Holliday, Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius. It was the team's third time this season hitting five long balls -- and the second time against the Orioles. They also did it against Baltimore on April 28, then against Toronto on May 2.
• The last time the Yankees had five players homer in the same game, though, was last Aug. 13 in an 8-4 win over the Rays. Fans might remember that one: It was Judge's first career game, when he homered in his first Major League at-bat.
• Saturday marked the Yankees' third game in a row hitting at least three home runs. That matches their longest such streak since 1957. It was their fourth straight game with multiple homers, which they hadn't done since July 2015.
• It's been a while since the Yankees scored 16 and hit five homers. They hadn't done that since Aug. 25, 2011, in a 22-9 win over the A's.
• Saturday's onslaught included monster home runs by Judge and Sanchez. Judge hit his MLB-leading 19th in the first inning, and it was the hardest-hit home run of the Statcast™ era (since 2015): a 121.1 mph rocket into the left-field corner. Sanchez bookended the win with a 115.1 mph frozen rope in the ninth. Both Judge and Sanchez's homers were the hardest of their MLB careers.
• Judge and Sanchez weren't the only ones to get in on the home run action. Castro hit a three-run shot in the second inning that went a Statcast-projected 452 feet. That's his personal farthest home run of the Statcast™ era.
• This is the Yankees' first time on record -- since 1913 -- that they've had four players with a double and a home run. The four who did on Saturday night: Judge, Sanchez, Castro and Gregorius.
• The Yankees' 11 extra-base hits against the Orioles came one short of tying the franchise-high since 1913. They've had 12 extra-base hits three times -- on June 5, 2003, against the Reds, May 24, 1936, against the (Philadelphia) Athletics and July 17, 1920, against the White Sox.
• This is only the third time since 1913 that the Yankees have hit five home runs and six doubles in the same game. The others: April 9, 2013, against the Indians, and June 24, 1936, against the White Sox.
• Only one other time since 1913 did New York have more players with at least three RBIs in a game than the four players who did Saturday (Judge, Sanchez, Castro and Holliday). That was on June 28, 1939, against the Philadelphia Athletics, when five players did so in a 23-2 win in the opener of a doubleheader.
• The Yankees scored six runs on six hits in the first inning Saturday, and all came with two outs. The six hits and runs both tied their most in any inning of any game this season.
• One impressive streak did end for the Yankees on Saturday night: They allowed their first hit with a runner in scoring position in eight games. That was the longest such streak in the Majors since the Cardinals went nine straight in 2007.
• Opposing hitters had been 0-for-their-last-45 against the Yankees with runners in scoring position, New York's longest such streak in MLB's expansion era and the longest by any MLB team since the Expos held opponents 0-for-45 during the 1982 season.
• Judge and Sanchez were the first pair of teammates to hit home runs of 115-plus mph in a single game in the Statcast™ era. This season, there have now been only 13 home runs hit that hard around the Major Leagues, and the Yankees have five of them, the most of any team.
David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.