The Yankees pulled to within two and a half games of Baltimore for a wild-card berth in the fourth consecutive game in which Sanchez has homered.
Evan Longoria homered twice, Jake Odorizzi picked up his first home victory this season and the Tampa Bay Rays won for just the fourth time in 28 games by beating the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Sunday.
Rookie Gary Sanchez hit two more homers and drove in five runs, Masahiro Tanaka won despite allowing four home runs in the same inning and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 on Wednesday night.
Sanchez crushed a breaking ball over the middle of the plate, fueling a comeback against the Rays that ended a five-game skid and gave some life to the Yankees’ faint playoff hopes.
Rookie Gary Sanchez homered for the eighth time in nine games and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-4 Friday night in the opener of their weekend series.