The Yankees strolled past the Cubs, hitting six home runs.
While the Yankees eventually won, their offense did not put on a very impressive performance on Friday night.
They only managed to score two runs, going 1-for-19 with runners in scoring position.
Offense was not an issue on Saturday. Yankee batters were blasting the ball all over the lineup, turning the game into their own personal home run derby.
They hit six home runs in all on the day, with Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Jose Trevino, Anthony Rizzo, and Aaron Judge (two) each hitting two.
Meanwhile, Jordan Montgomery pitched seven excellent innings for the Yankees, allowing five hits and no runs despite his offense’s success.
During a season in which he has been on the receiving end of run support, he received more than enough in this one. As the Yankees cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Cubs, nearly everyone contributed.
The slugfest for the Yankees started almost immediately. With Aaron Judge in the leadoff spot, the game got off to a fast start. He hit a home run on the first pitch of the game, his 23rd of the season, giving the Yankees an early lead.