Aaron Hicks made history in Sunday's 11-1 win by becoming the third Yankee ever to hit three home runs in a game against the Red Sox.
Hicks homered in the second and fourth innings off David Price, and added his third home run of the game off Hector Velazquez in the eighth inning as New York moved back into a first-place tie atop the AL East.
It was a surreal moment for Hicks, who said he didn't even know what was going on after he connected for his third homer that soared over the right field fence.
"It feels awesome to be able to be lucky enough to hit three home runs," Hicks told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch after the game. "I blacked out after the third one. I kind of didn't know what to do. It's exciting. I was really excited after it went out."
Only two other Yankees have ever homered three times in a game against the Red Sox: Mark Teixeira and Lou Gehrig. Being in that company, especially a Yankee great in Gehrig, is a true honor to Hicks.
"Anytime you can have your name mentinoed with Lou Gehrig, that's pretty cool," he said.
Hicks became the first Yankee since Alex Rodriguez in July 2015 to hit three home runs in a game. Hicks' two-run homer in the second inning gave the Yankees a 6-0 lead, and his solo homer in the fourth knocked Price out of the game and made it 8-0.
With the Yankees ahead 9-0 in the eighth inning, Hicks crushed his 14th home run of the season off Velazquez for his first three-homer game in his six-year career.
The Yankees have seven players who have hit at least 10 home runs, and Hicks is already one shy of his career-high, which he set in 88 games last season.