Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits an 3-RBI home run during the seventh inning against Boston Red Sox in game two of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Fenway Park.


SEE IT: Sanchez, Judge Hit Titanic Homers In ALDS Game 2

October 06, 2018 - 11:05 pm

By WFAN.com

Aaron Judge kick-started Game 2 of the ALDS with an absolutely jaw-dropping home run over the Fenway Park monster in left-center field Saturday night. Then Gary Sanchez hit an even more impressive blast.

Judge's first-inning solo homer off Red Sox pitcher David Price soared 445 feet into the Boston sky and had an exit velocity of 113.3 mph.

In the seventh inning, Sanchez belted a 479-foot, three-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez that left Fenway Park entirely, landing on Lansdowne Street and giving the Yanks a 6-1 lead. It was Sanchez's second homer of the game. The Yankees catcher also homered over the monster off Price in the second inning. 

Sanchez's homer was the fifth longest in the Major League Baseball this season and is the second longest one in the postseason in the Statcast era (since 2015). The only longer postseason homer was hit by the Cubs' Willson Contreras in last year's NLCS against the Dodgers. 

Judge, meanwhile, became just the third Yankee in history to homer in each of his team's first three postseason games. The others were Johnny Mize in 1952 and Hank Bauer in 1958, according to ESPN Stats & Info.