The outfielder has had 18 RBIs in the last four games, which tied the MLB record for most RBIs in a four-game span. In his recent game against the Boston Red Sox, Soriano hit three hits and drove in four more runs, which added to his RBI total to lead the Yankees over the Red Sox 10-3.
“Here we go again,” Soriano said to the media after the game. “I think the motivation [is] going back to the Yankees, trying to help the team win.”
Soriano is leading the charge as the Yankees have won the last five out of six games. The recent wins put the Yankees 7½ games back in the division and 5½ back in the AL wild-card race.
“You’re looking at a powerful right-handed hitter in the middle of the lineup who caught fire since he came over,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “It’s had an enormous [impact] on their offense.”