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Yankees set team record in nightcap win

Luke Voit made his mark in the franchise record book and Mike Tauchman delivered a go-ahead hit as the Yankees defeated the Phillies, 3-1, in the second game of a seven-inning doubleheader on Wednesday evening at Citizens Bank Park.

Tauchman connected for the deciding knock in the seventh inning off Tommy Hunter. Voit’s second-inning deep drive gave the Yankees home runs in each of their first 11 games for the first time in franchise history. The previous club mark was established by the 1999 Bombers, who homered in their first 10 games.

“There’s no limp in this lineup,” Voit said earlier on Wednesday. “Everyone can hit the deep ball, get on base, walk. We have good approaches and don’t swing at balls. It’s lots of damage throughout.”

Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge homered in the first game of the doubleheader. Philadelphia knocked J.A. Happ for four runs over three innings, piled on for seven more runs (six earned) against rookie reliever Nick Nelson and withstood a seventh-inning rally as the Yankees absorbed an 11-7 defeat.

Even with Voit’s homer, Phillies starter Aaron Nola was dominant in a six-inning performance, striking out 12 while holding the Yanks to three hits. New York greeted Hunter with three consecutive hits to open the seventh, with Tauchman doubling home Giancarlo Stanton. Gio Urshela added a run-scoring hit to extend the lead.

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