Giancarlo Stanton Yankees
Brad Penner | USA TODAY Sports

Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton gave his team’s offense a much-needed spark on Wednesday.

Facing Rays star lefty Shane McClanahan, the former MVP launched a go-ahead three-run home run to right-center. The ball traveled 408 feet with an exit velocity of 110.5 mph and capped a five-run inning for the Yankees.

Earlier in the inning, rookie shortstop Anthony Volpe snuck one over the short porch for a game-tying two-run shot. The Yankees lead the Rays 5-2 in the fourth inning.

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