New York Daily News
Slugger stays red-hot
They used to boo Giancarlo Stanton here, not so long ago. The Yankees slugger, who was booed in his first day in pinstripes back in 2018, would get the quick reaction boos whenever he struck out.
Wednesday night, however, it was Stanton’s bat that stopped the booing. In the second night of the Astros taking heat from the Bronx crowd because of their cheating scandal, Stanton’s three hits and four RBI got Yankees Stadium rocking and powered the Bombers to a 6-3 win over Houston in front of a crowd of 9,895.
It was a season-high fifth straight win for the Yankees (16-14) and they clinched their fourth series win of the season. They go for their second straight sweep of a series Thursday afternoon.
In the second night of the Astros Shame Tour’s stop in the Bronx, the crowd wasn’t quite as vicious as Tuesday. Still, the crowd rode Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman with naughty-word chants and boos.
Stanton, however, sent them home smiling.
He hit his second home run in as many games and had his sixth multi-hit game in his last seven games. His second-inning two-run homer not only gave the Yankees a lead, but it extended his hitting streak to 11 straight games, dating back to April 23. In that span, Stanton has raised his batting average from .158 to .314. He’s hit .500 with five homers and 10 RBI during the streak.
Stanton’s fifth inning double scored Brett Gardner, tying the game at 3-3 and his eighth-inning single gave the Yankees an insurance run and gave him his fifth game in the last six with at least three hits.
Not only does Stanton have phenomenal power, but Yankees manager Aaron Boone thinks he’s a more complete hitter this season.
“I just think he’s advanced in everything he does as far as his approach and his understanding of what teams are trying to do,”