New York Yankees Pounce Early To Rout Chicago Cubs (Highlights)
May 6, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) congratulates second baseman Starlin Castro (14) for hitting a 2 RBI home run during the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees keep their hot streak rolling with a dominating win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

  • New York Yankees: 11 (19-9)
  • Chicago Cubs: 6 (16-14)
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  • Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

The New York Yankees were able to ride their red-hot offense to victory on Saturday night against the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs.

The offensive surge began in the first inning when Brett Gardner led off with a double and broke the flood gates open from that point on.

Aaron Hicks, Starlin Castro, Gary Sanchez, and Chase Headley were all able to get hits to drive in runs in what would turn out to be a dominating first inning.

Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson was forced out of the game after just one out in the first inning after surrendering a staggering five earned runs.

Castro would have a message to send to his former team in the top of the fourth when he launched a two-run home run into the back of the left-field bleachers.

Aaron Hicks would add onto the onslaught in the top of the eighth with a three-run homer to left for his fourth hit of the night and sixth longball of the season.

This scoring barrage would prove to be more than enough for rookie left-hander Jordan Montgomery, who turned in a solid start for New York.

Montgomery pitched just under seven innings and only surrendered two earned runs during his impressive outing. The left-hander only gave up three hits throughout his start against the ferocious Cubs offense.

A combination of Tyler Clippard, Tommy Layne, and Adam Warren would finish off the ballgame and bring the Yankees their fourth straight victory.

Racking Them Up:

The Chicago Cubs pitching had no solution for the Yankees offense on Saturday night, they just racked up the hits with ease. They finished the game with an astonishing

Aaron Hicks, Didi Gregorius, Starlin Castro, and Gary Sanchez all finished the night wit multi-hit games under their belt. The four hitters combined for a total of 14 hits.

Starlin Castro only continued his hitting dominance on Saturday, as he leads the American League in hits to begin the young 2017 season.

This Day In Yankees History:

On this day in 2007, Roger Clemens dramatically announces that he has signed a one-year deal with the club and will pitch with them for the remainder of the season.


What’s Next:

On Sunday night, the New York Yankees will look to finish off a sweep of the Chicago Cubs while trying to win their fifth straight game.

Taking the mound for the Yankees will be Luis Severino, who has been solid to begin his 2017 campaign. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA in his first five starts of the season.

For the Cubs, Jon Lester will take the mound who certainly has his history against New York. In 29 career starts against the Yankees, Lester is 13-6 with a 3.78 ERA.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN and can be caught on the radio at WFAN 660/101.9 FM.

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