Giancarlo Stanton's unbelievable HR, clutch Aaron Judge smash save Yankees from sweep

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays
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The New York Yankees have come alive in the 27th inning of their three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Down 4-2 heading into the frame (after Juan Soto homered in the top of the eighth), the Yanks finished off the rally they couldn't on Tuesday night.

In what ended up being a 6-4 win, New York logged five of their 11 hits in the top of the ninth. And it all started with one of the most majestic home runs off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton.

He led off the inning against Blue Jays reliever Erik Swanson, who ended up getting tagged for three earned runs as the Yankees wore him down after Stanton sent one 437 feet into the left field seats.

After that, Gleyber Torres singled, Alex Verdugo doubled, and Jose Trevino singled to tie the game. The Blue Jays were officially on the ropes.

Giancarlo Stanton's unbelievable blast starts late rally to save Yankees from sweep

Trevino's low-key been on fire. He notched three RBI on Tuesday and logged two multi-hit games over the weekend. Then, he pinch-hit for Austin Wells on Wednesday when the Jays opted for lefty reliever Tim Mayza, and he delivered again.

But what happened next was the most important development of the day. Aaron Judge, who has looked downright terrible for much of the season, came to the plate with the bases loaded and the game tied. He desperately needed a hit to break out of whatever has prolonged his inconsistent start to the season.

And that he did. He worked the count full and then ripped one down the third-base line for a two-run single. 6-4, Yanks, and it stayed that way. They avoided the sweep and killed the Jays' momentum after Toronto was riding high through the first 26 innings of this series.

But too bad! The Jays actually didn't play well. The Yankees just played worse, which made the potential sweep all the more nightmarish, as Toronto fans legitimately thought they deserved each victory, when in reality it was a battle of who stunk less.

Throw in a potential game-saving web gem from Anthony Volpe to close out the bottom of the ninth, and that off day can't come soon enough. See you in Friday for the series opener against the Rays.