It's a feat in itself to keep a lineup like the Yankees scoreless through 12 innings. But, with the Blue Jays staying off the scoreboard as well, it was only a matter of time until New York found a way.
Aaron Judge was that Yankee in the top of the 13th.
With the count 1-2, Judge waited on a curveball and sent it soaring through Rogers Centre and over the left field fence to finally break the 0-0 tie with a two-run blast.
Judge entered the game 2-for-19 with 13 strikeouts, and going into the at-bat, was 0-for-4 with another strikeout. But he knew one swing could change his own fortunes, and ultimately, help his team win the game.
"Yeah, ou know the biggest thing for me was I was just trying to get on base for the guys behind me. Just get in that position," he told YES Network. "Our pitching staff was able to hold down a good offense tonight for 13 innings. It was impressive what Sonny [Gray] did and what our bullpen was able to come out and do and put me in that situation.
Judge's moonshot wasn't the only homer hit in that inning, though. The other Yankees' behemoth in Giancarlo Stanton wanted in on the action, and his homer was a lot less angelic than Judge's.
It was an absolute laser.
Stanton lined a changeup to left field with an exit velocity of 119.3 mph for a solo homer to extend the lead to three. The homer had manager Aaron Boone in awe as he explained he turned to major league quality control coach Carlos Mendoza to say it was the hardest ball he's ever seen hit.
"We talked about it on the bench -- we're right in line with it -- I think that's maybe the hardest ball I've ever seen hit," Boone said. "I turned to Mendy and I said, 'If you hit that same ball in your prime, it's bouncing in front of the left fielder.' It was killed. That took me back a little bit."
The jaw-dropping power of Judge and Stanton is certainly a spectacle to see, and something Yankee fans couldn't wait to witness when the season began. It has been a rare sight, though, to see both players homer in the same inning.
Boone is sure it won't be as rare as you think.
"I think it will happen again too," he said.