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MLB - US Sports: Rizzo does the bizzo for Yankees

Anthony Rizzo hit three home runs in the New York Yankees 12-8 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night.

Rizzo is 33/1 to hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball and this was the first time he had hit three in one night.

Joining Yankees elite list

The former Chicago Cub has hit eight homers so far this season and leads the majors. The 32-year-old also became only the 33rd Yankee player to hit three or more home runs in a single game.  

Rizzo hit a three-run homer in the third inning and then a two-run shot in the fifth, both off Baltimore starter Jordan Lyles.

Rizzo then hit a solo home run in the eighth inning off Alexander Wells, which appeared to be going to be a foul ball, but came back inside.

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Closing in the East

Joey Gallo and Aaron Judge, on his 30th birthday, also hit home runs in the win for the Yankees which means they have won four games on the bounce and sit in second place in the American League East division, half a game behind the leaders, the Toronto Blue Jays (12-6).

Speaking to the official New York Yankees website, Rizzo said : "I was just shocked, I've never hit three homers in a game. It was a cool way for it to come back and be fair. I thought there was a zero chance that it would be fair.

"It's a game I'll never forget, a first-time game. A curtain-call here at Yankee Stadium, that's special."

On Rizzo's solo home run in the eighth inning, Yankees manager Aron Boone said : "I thought it was definitely foul.

"Usually I don't watch (the ball), I watch the hitter because they kind of tell you. Something told me to turn and watch this and it just started to come back."

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