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Matt Carpenter, Kyle Higashioka homer twice as Yankees complete three-game sweep of Cubs

The New York Yankees completed the three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with an 18-4 victory in the series finale at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Jameson Taillon started on the mound for New York and did not have his best stuff but was able to make it through five while surrendering three runs on seven hits. The right-hander struck out five and improved to 7-1 on the season.

Miguel Castro tossed a scoreless inning, and Manny Bañuelos allowed a run over three innings. He also picked up his first career MLB save.


Matt Carpenter smacked two home runs, and collected seven RBIs to lead the Yankees offense. Carpenter became the second player in the modern era (since 1900) to have six of his first seven hits of a season be home runs, joining Trevor Story, who did it to begin his MLB career in 2016. Kyle Higashioka also homered twice. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Giancarlo Stanton registered three RBIs apiece, while Joey Gallo chipped in with two, and Anthony Rizzo had one.

The Bronx Bombers have scored 10+ runs in 10 games this season, which is the most in MLB.

The Yankees will get the day off on Monday before they begin a three-game series with the Rays in the Bronx on Tuesday night. Gerrit Cole will get the start on the bump.



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