Hot Bronx: Yankees Extend Streak to 10

August 24, 2021 Hot Bronx: Yankees Extend Streak to 10

By: Jeff Yoder

Stanton Leads Yankees Past Braves (5-1) in Battle of MLB’s Longest Win Streaks

For the first time in more than 20 seasons, a pair of MLB teams faced off while riding nine-game win streaks, but only the Yankees’ win streak would remain. Giancarlo Stanton powered New York to their 10th straight victory with a 2-for-3 night that included a solo home run and a two-RBI double. That was about all the run support the Pinstripes needed as their pitching staff combined to give up just five hits and one run to the Braves for yet another tally in the win column (5-1). It’s the Yankees’ first 10-game win streak since last September when they reeled off a late-season push, and they’re putting pressure on the rival Red Sox as baseball enters the final 40 games.


Watch: Stanton Powers Yankees to 10th Straight Win


MLB Quick-Hitters


Shaw’s Slam Saves Sox: Extra innings between the Red Sox and Rangers took baseball fans into an 11-inning thriller before Travis Shaw rocked a 3-2 pitch for a walk-off grand slam. Red Sox won (8-4) in Fenway.


Blue Jays Still BattlingThe Blue Jays won a comeback in an AL showdown with the White Sox on Monday (2-1) thanks to Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s game-tying RBI (6th) and a home-plate steal on a wild pitch by pinch-runner Breyvic Valera.


AL Playoff Picture

East: Rays (77-48)

Central: White Sox (72-54)

West: Astros (73-51)


Wild Card Hunt: Yankees (73-52), Red Sox (71-55), Athletics (70-55), Mariners (67-58), Blue Jays (65-58)


Bonus: Fan Trips at Finish Line of Warning Track Race


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