Stanton Hits His 400th Home Run to Lead Cole and the Yankees to a 5-1 Victory Over the Tigers
NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton smashed his 400th home run, Gerrit Cole burnished his Cy Young Award credentials and the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday night.
DJ LeMahieu hit his second leadoff homer in four games and Gleyber Torres had a two-run double for the last-place Yankees (69-69), who have won four straight and seven of eight to get back to .500 for the first time since Aug. 15.
Stanton's two-run homer off reliever Jos Cisnero broke a 1-all tie in the sixth inning. The slugger reached 400 homers in 1,520 career games fourth-fastest in major league history behind Mark McGwire (1,412), Babe Ruth (1,475) and Alex Rodriguez (1,489). Albert Pujols is fifth at 1,523.
Stanton's 451-foot laser to left-center was caught by a fan with a glove in the front row of the elevated bleachers above Detroit's bullpen. The large videoboard displayed the No. 400 milestone and Stanton often the target of boos at Yankee Stadium since arriving in 2018 came out of the dugout for a curtain call, doffing his helmet to the crowd of 31,553.