Stanton hits hardest HR clocked by Statcast, Yanks top Texas

NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton's teammates jumped out of the dugout, amazed at how fast the power hitter's latest homer sped into the Yankee Stadium seats.

The Yankee slugger? Well, it was just another one in his ledger.

Stanton hit the hardest homer ever measured by Major League Baseball's Statcast system, Neil Walker hit two more home runs and New York beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 on Thursday night.

''It's cool when you get to numbers like that,'' Stanton said. ''But in general, if it goes over the fence, it goes over the fence. If it doesn't, it doesn't. So, I seen balls 95 mph go over.''

Stanton's 28th homer was measured at 121.7 mph, the fastest long ball tracked by Statcast since the system was introduced in 2015. The line drive landed a few rows into the second level of seats in left field.

Miguel Andujar and Aaron Hicks also went deep, helping the Yankees win their fourth straight since a five-game skid that included a four-game sweep at AL East-leading Boston.

J.A. Happ (12-6) pitched six effective innings in his return from hand, foot and mouth disease. Happ was acquired from Toronto last month and has won both his starts with New York. He allowed three runs, four hits, a walk and struck out nine Thursday.

Hicks kicked off New York's homer barrage after a questionable decision from Texas manager Jeff Banister.

Rookie Ariel Jurado (2-2) got Stanton to hit into a double play in the first inning, but then Banister ordered an intentional walk to Didi Gregorius.

Hicks followed with a shot, is 20th, to right field for a 2-0 lead.

''I was trying to throw my pitches to sink outside,'' Jurado said of his 3-1 pitch. ''But I think a couple of pitches were close but they were not strikes. That's what happened.''

Hicks was more concerned with Stanton's latest feat.

''For the rest of us, I think it's a normal base hit and for him it's a homer,'' he said. ''It's special the way that he's able to make contact on a baseball.''

After his bullpen got taxed during their three-game set in Chicago, Yankees manager Aaron Boone was looking for a longer outing from Haap, who had not pitched since July 29. He didn't disappoint.

''I knew that we needed some innings,'' Happ said. ''I did what I could out there. Would have like to (have) gone one or two more.''

Haap struck out the side in the first after hitting Shin-Soo Choo to start the first of a four-game series against Texas. The 35-year-old retired the next five before once again nailing Choo with a pitch in the third before Rougned Odor flew out to end the inning.

Jurickson Profar hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and Choo added a two-run double in the fifth to make it 5-3.

Stanton hit his lined shot out to left in the fifth inning, making it the third straight game he's homered in. Walker's home run in the sixth made it 7-3.

All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman walked two in the ninth before getting a fielder's choice from pinch-hitter Isiah Kiner-Falefa and striking out Choo and Odor.

BRINGING THEM IN

Hicks' two-run homer gave him a career-high 53 RBIs.

SWITCH IT UP

Walker homered from both sides of the plate for the first time in his career. It was his sixth multi-homer game of his career, last on May 26, 2017 at Pittsburgh while with the New York Mets.

DOUBLE UP

Walker's two-homer game was New York's 20th multi-homer game of the season, four shy of the MLB record of 24 set by the 1961 Yankees and 1966 Atlanta Braves.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: OF Delino DeShields Jr. is still dealing with concussion symptoms and the team is still unsure whether he will be activated as early as Friday. DeShields hurt himself trying to make a sliding catch and banged his head on the ground about four weeks ago and went on the 7-day concussion list last Saturday, a day after he was taken out of the lineup due to headaches.

Yankees: C Gary Sanchez (groin) was schedule to do some running at the team's facility in Tampa. He's been on the disabled list since July 24 and is expected to rejoin the team at home this weekend for further evaluations. ... RHP Chance Adams was demoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Wednesday night's game in Chicago to make room for Haap.

UP NEXT

New York RHP Masahiro Tanaka (9-2, 3.76 ERA) starts opposite LHP Mike Minor (8-6, 4.53) in the second game of the series. In five starts against Texas, Tanaka is just 1-2 with a 6.52 ERA.

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  • W: J. Happ (12-6)L: A. Jurado (2-2)
  • HR: TEX - J. Profar (13), NYY - N. Walker 2 (6), G. Stanton (28), A. Hicks (20), M. Andujar (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH20120112.271.388.474.8616.5
R. Odor 2B50100025.272.349.482.8311.0
E. Andrus SS40000024.278.327.415.741-1.0
A. Beltre 3B40000021.276.332.385.717-1.0
J. Profar 1B41211000.255.340.458.7987.0
J. Gallo RF40000021.199.312.486.797-1.0
R. Chirinos C21000221.222.338.444.7822.0
W. Calhoun LF31100120.270.314.397.7112.0
C. Tocci CF20000000.185.233.235.4670.0
a- I. Kiner-Falefa PH10000002.277.338.396.7330.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Tocci in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF40200000.248.341.376.7172.0
G. Stanton DH41111012.279.343.521.8645.5
D. Gregorius SS31100100.266.330.476.8073.0
A. Hicks CF31121100.249.360.489.8508.0
G. Bird 1B31000111.212.303.399.7021.5
M. Andujar 3B41221010.292.326.501.8277.5
N. Walker 2B42222011.226.300.342.64211.5
A. Romine C30000000.251.306.431.7370.0
S. Robinson RF30000000.167.259.292.5510.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Choo (23), R. Odor (19)
    • HR - J. Profar (13)
    • SH - C. Tocci (5)
    • RBI - S. Choo 2 (56), J. Profar (62)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Profar (31)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Odor 3 (3), E. Andrus 3 (3), A. Beltre, R. Chirinos
    BATTING
    • HR - G. Stanton (28), A. Hicks (20), M. Andujar (16), N. Walker 2 (6)
    • RBI - G. Stanton (74), A. Hicks 2 (53), M. Andujar 2 (52), N. Walker 2 (29)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks 2 (18)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Gregorius, G. Bird, N. Walker
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Gallo (8)
    • DP - (Andrus-Odor-Profar)
    • E - R. Odor (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Jurado (L, 2-2)5.07663145.661.40-5.5
    M. Moore3.02110317.431.847.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Jurado (L, 2-2)5.0
    M. Moore3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Happ (W, 12-6)6.04331914.071.1324.5
    D. Robertson1.01001103.291.001.5
    D. Betances1.00000102.250.963.5
    A. Chapman1.00002202.201.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Happ (W, 12-6)6.0
    D. Robertson1.0
    D. Betances1.0
    A. Chapman1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Jurado 73-41, M. Moore 42-28
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Jurado 12-0, M. Moore 1-5
    • Batters Faced - A. Jurado 23, M. Moore 11
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Happ 2 (7)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 94-64, D. Robertson 20-9, D. Betances 8-7, A. Chapman 24-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 4-5, A. Chapman 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Happ 25, D. Robertson 5, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH20120112.271.388.474.8616.5
    R. Odor 2B50100025.272.349.482.8311.0
    E. Andrus SS40000024.278.327.415.741-1.0
    A. Beltre 3B40000021.276.332.385.717-1.0
    J. Profar 1B41211000.255.340.458.7987.0
    J. Gallo RF40000021.199.312.486.797-1.0
    R. Chirinos C21000221.222.338.444.7822.0
    W. Calhoun LF31100120.270.314.397.7112.0
    C. Tocci CF20000000.185.233.235.4670.0
    a- I. Kiner-Falefa PH10000002.277.338.396.7330.0
    Total31353141316-----
    • a-hit into fielder's choice for Tocci in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF40200000.248.341.376.7172.0
    G. Stanton DH41111012.279.343.521.8645.5
    D. Gregorius SS31100100.266.330.476.8073.0
    A. Hicks CF31121100.249.360.489.8508.0
    G. Bird 1B31000111.212.303.399.7021.5
    M. Andujar 3B41221010.292.326.501.8277.5
    N. Walker 2B42222011.226.300.342.64211.5
    A. Romine C30000000.251.306.431.7370.0
    S. Robinson RF30000000.167.259.292.5510.0
    Total317975344-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo (23), R. Odor (19)
      • HR - J. Profar (13)
      • SH - C. Tocci (5)
      • RBI - S. Choo 2 (56), J. Profar (62)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Profar (31)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Odor 3 (3), E. Andrus 3 (3), A. Beltre, R. Chirinos
      BATTING
      • HR - G. Stanton (28), A. Hicks (20), M. Andujar (16), N. Walker 2 (6)
      • RBI - G. Stanton (74), A. Hicks 2 (53), M. Andujar 2 (52), N. Walker 2 (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks 2 (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Gregorius, G. Bird, N. Walker
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Gallo (8)
      • DP - (Andrus-Odor-Profar)
      • E - R. Odor (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Jurado (L, 2-2)5.07663145.661.40-5.5
      M. Moore3.02110317.431.847.5
      Total8.0977345---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Jurado (L, 2-2)5.0
      M. Moore3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (W, 12-6)6.04331914.071.1324.5
      D. Robertson1.01001103.291.001.5
      D. Betances1.00000102.250.963.5
      A. Chapman1.00002202.201.002.0
      Total9.05334131---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (W, 12-6)6.0
      D. Robertson1.0
      D. Betances1.0
      A. Chapman1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Jurado 73-41, M. Moore 42-28
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Jurado 12-0, M. Moore 1-5
      • Batters Faced - A. Jurado 23, M. Moore 11
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Happ 2 (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 94-64, D. Robertson 20-9, D. Betances 8-7, A. Chapman 24-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 4-5, A. Chapman 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 25, D. Robertson 5, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 5
      • 6TH INNING
        Walker homered to left37
      • 5TH INNING
        Stanton homered to left36
        Choo doubled to deep right center, Chirinos and Calhoun scored35
      • 4TH INNING
        Walker homered to right15
        Andujar homered to left center, Bird scored14
        Profar homered to left center12
      • 1ST INNING
        Hicks homered to right, Gregorius scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Aroldis Chapman relieved Dellin Betances
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
        • W. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun walked, Chirinos to second
        • Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit for Carlos Tocci
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kiner-Falefa reached on fielder's choice to second, Chirinos to third, Calhoun out at second
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dellin Betances relieved David Robertson
        • A. Beltre: Beltre flied out to left
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Profar flied out to left
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Hicks flied out to deep center
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bird grounded out to second
        • M. Andujar: Andujar singled to shallow center
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • David Robertson relieved J.A. Happ
        • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
        • C. Tocci: Ball, Ball, Tocci flied out to center
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Odor doubled to left, Choo to third
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus popped out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Gardner flied out to deep center
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gregorius fouled out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre popped out to second
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Profar singled to shallow left center
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Moore relieved Ariel Jurado
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • N. Walker: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Walker homered to left
        • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Romine flied out to deep right
        • S. Robinson: Robinson flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
        • W. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun singled to right, Chirinos to second
        • C. Tocci: Foul, Tocci hit sacrifice bunt to third, Chirinos to third, Calhoun to second
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Choo doubled to deep right center, Chirinos and Calhoun scored
        • R. Odor: Foul, Odor popped out to second
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Gardner grounded out to pitcher
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Stanton homered to left
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks walked
        • G. Bird: Bird grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Andrus popped out to first
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Beltre struck out looking
        • J. Profar: Profar homered to left center
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bird walked
        • M. Andujar: Andujar homered to left center, Bird scored
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker homered to right
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Romine grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Robinson: Foul, Robinson grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • C. Tocci: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Tocci grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Choo: Ball, Choo hit by pitch
        • R. Odor: Odor flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • S. Robinson: Ball, Robinson grounded out to second
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gardner singled to shallow center
        • G. Stanton: Stanton reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Stanton to second, Gardner out at second on 2nd baseman Odor throwing error
        • D. Gregorius: Gregorius singled to shallow right, Stanton out at home
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Profar grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Gallo lined out to left
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Andujar grounded out to second
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker grounded out to first
        • A. Romine: Romine grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Choo hit by pitch
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Jurado Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gardner singled to left
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Stanton grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gardner out at second
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gregorius walked
        • A. Hicks: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hicks homered to right, Gregorius scored
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)