MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Yankees this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.
Sept. 22: Yankees 7, Rangers 3 -- Gleyber Days
Gleyber Torres delivered the tiebreaking hit in a comeback victory over the Rangers. Torres owns a nine-game hitting streak, over which he is batting .355 (11-for-31) with four runs scored, two doubles, two RBIs and six walks -- a surge that directly coincides with his shift from shortstop to second base.
Sept. 21: Yankees 7, Rangers 1 -- King's quarters
Michael King has recorded at least four outs in each of his first 12 relief appearances this season. He is the second Yankees pitcher in history to achieve that feat, joining Ron Davis, who did it in 14 straight games from April 11-May 27, 1980.
Sept. 20: Yankees 4, Rangers 3 -- Win No. 8 for Green
Chad Green was credited with his eighth victory of the season in Monday's win over the Rangers. It is the fourth time since 2010 that a Yankees reliever has recorded at least eight wins. The others are Jonathan Loáisiga (nine in 2021), Green (eight in 2018) and David Robertson (eight in 2018).
Sept. 19: Indians 11, Yankees 1 -- Yanks dig the long ball
Yankees batters have homered in a season-high 12 straight games, slugging 29 homers over that span. 45 of their 55 runs in those 12 games have scored via home runs.
Sept. 18: Indians 11, Yankees 3 -- Round numbers for Giancarlo
Giancarlo Stanton rounded the bases for his 30th home run, securing the sixth 30-homer season of his career. The seventh-inning blast moved Stanton into a tie with Ron Santo (342) for 100th on the all-time home run list.
Sept. 17: Yankees 8, Indians 0 -- All Rise, Stantonian blast
The Yankees improved to 14-1 in games when both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton homer, including the postseason.
Sept. 16: Orioles 3, Yankees 2 (10 innings) -- Racking up K's
Jordan Montgomery recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts on Thursday to follow Néstor Cortes Jr.'s 11 punchouts on Wednesday. It marked the first time Yankees starting pitchers struck out 10-plus batters in back-to-back games since 2009, when A.J. Burnett and CC Sabathia did so on Aug. 27-28.
Sept. 15: Yankees 4, Orioles 3 -- Another winning season
The Yankees have had a winning season every year since 1993, and 2021 will be no different after New York recorded its 82nd victory of the year. The Yanks' 29-season streak is the second longest in MLB history behind their own stretch of 39 consecutive winning seasons from 1926-64. They've also tied the NHL's Boston Bruins for the third longest streak of consecutive winning seasons across the four major professional sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL).
Sept. 14: Yankees 7, Orioles 2 -- Judge knows vs. O's
Aaron Judge's 400-foot home run gave the Yankees an early lead on Tuesday in Baltimore, and it also made history for the outfielder. The blast was his 26th career home run versus an Orioles pitcher. That ties the most by any Major League player against a single opponent since 2017; Mike Trout has hit 26 homers against the Mariners in that span.
Sept. 13: Yankees 6, Twins 5 (10 innings) -- Five-run comeback
The Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit, marking their largest comeback win since Aug. 30, 2020, when they rallied from five down to beat the Mets, 8-7, in Game 1 of a seven-inning doubleheader. The largest deficit that the Yanks previously overcame in a game this year was three runs.
Sept. 12: Mets 7, Yankees 6 -- Stanton Island and the Citi
Giancarlo Stanton's home run was his 37th against the Mets, his most against any opponent (he has 36 against the Nationals). Stanton's 23 homers at Citi Field are the most by a visiting player at that venue.
Sept. 11: Yankees 8, Mets 7 -- 'All Rise' x 2 in Queens
With two homers, Aaron Judge became the eighth Yankees player (ninth time) with a multi-homer game against the Mets. The last was Mark Teixeira on April 24, 2015, at Yankee Stadium. Tony Clark (July 3, 2004) was the last Yankee to have a multi-homer game in Queens.
Sept. 10: Mets 10, Yankees 3 -- Historic slide
With Friday's loss, the Yankees have lost 11 of 13 since their 13-game winning streak. They are the second team in Major League history to go 2-11 or worse in the 13 games immediately following a single-season win streak of 13-plus games (1991 Rangers).
Sept. 9: Blue Jays 6, Yankees 4 -- Playing from behind
Not only were the Yankees saddled with only their second four-game sweep at home against Toronto (the other was May 22-25, 2003), but they never once held a lead. Anthony Rizzo's two-run homer in the sixth tied the game Thursday night, but that's as close as the Yanks would get. It's the first time New York was unable to lead at any point in a series of four-plus games since June 23-25, 1924, against the Washington Senators. The Yankees had played 1,250 series of four-plus games since then and held a lead in each series.
Sept. 8: Blue Jays 6, Yankees 3 -- Gil sets Yankees record
Right-hander Luis Gil made his fourth career start and extended his scoreless-innings streak to 18 2/3 before departing after he walked the bases loaded with one out in the fourth. All three runners scored to end the streak, but the mark established a Yankees record for scoreless innings to start a career, surpassing Slow Joe Doyle's 18-inning streak in 1906.
Sept. 7: Blue Jays 5, Yankees 1 -- 3 multihit games for Velazquez
In Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays, Yankees shortstop Andrew Velazquez went 2-for-3 to collect his third multihit game of the season. Prior to this year, Velazquez only had one multihit game in his first three Major League seasons (2018-20).
Sept. 6: Blue Jays 8, Yankees 0 -- Taillon showing consistency
Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 10 of his last 12 starts since July 6, going 5-2 with a 3.39 ERA (69 innings, 26 earned runs) in that span.
Sept. 5: Orioles 8, Yankees 7 -- Kraken a bottom-feeder
Gary Sánchez tallied six RBIs on Sunday afternoon to tie his career high, but more notably, he became just the fourth Yankee in franchise history to record at least six RBIs out of the No. 9 spot in the batting order since the stat became official in 1920. He joined Spud Chandler (July 26, 1940) with six and is behind only Joe Girardi (Aug. 23, 1999) and Vic Raschi (Aug. 4, 1953), who each had seven.
Sept. 4: Orioles 4, Yankees 3 -- 40 years ago ...
With Jordan Montgomery holding the Orioles to a run over 4 2/3 innings on Saturday, Yankees starters own a 3.72 ERA for the season. Yanks starters have not finished the season with an ERA that low since 1981 (3.16), when Rudy May, Tommy John, Ron Guidry and Dave Righetti headlined the staff.
Sept. 3: Yankees 4, Orioles 3 (11 innings) -- Moving up the leaderboard
With Friday's victory over Baltimore, Aaron Boone has won 314 games as the Yankees' manager, moving past Buck Showalter (313) for sole possession of ninth place on the franchise's all-time wins list. Next up is Hall of Famer Clark Griffith (419), who piloted the Highlanders from 1903-08.
Sept. 1: Yankees 4, Angels 1 -- Cole ties Cone's 10-K record
Gerrit Cole recorded 15 strikeouts over seven dominant innings, marking his ninth game with at least 10 strikeouts this year. That ties David Cone (1998) for the most in a season in franchise history.