New York Yankees’ outfielder Aaron Hicks cranked a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth to put New York ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays.
In a game that included two fights, four ejections, and a late deficit, the New York Yankees burst to a ninth inning comeback capped off by a go-ahead two-run shot by Aaron Hicks.
With Jason Grilli having just given up a game-tying solo blast to Mark Teixeira, the righty surrendered a single to Didi Gregorius to bring up the switch-hitting outfielder.
Hicks then pounced and crushed a 1-1 slider from Grilli. By the time it landed, the Yankees had a 5-3 lead.
Despite hitting only .218 this season, he entered Monday’s game with a .290/.347/.430 slash line since Aug. 1 with five home runs compared to the .185/.249/.284 and three homers prior.
Thanks to the homer, the Bombers would go on to score five runs in the top of the ninth to cap off the comeback and take a 7-3 lead entering the bottom half of the frame.
YANKEES TAKE THE LEAD!
Aaron Hicks blasts a 2-run BOMB to put the @Yankees out front 5-3 in the 9th!!! #YANKSonYES pic.twitter.com/wH2AFSUabi
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 27, 2016
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