WATCH: Yankees’ Gary Sanchez pops a 2-run homer to open up the 2021 long-ball account

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Sep 16, 2020; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits a single during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

With the New York Yankees trailing the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 in the second inning on Opening Day, catcher Gary Sanchez took matters into his own hands.

Sanchez, who posted a .200 average during the spring and had a terrible 2020 campaign, opened up his checking account in the home run department.

Sanchez launched a two-run blast to give the Yankees a one-run lead, with the ball traveling 407 feet. Just prior, infielder Gleyber Torres had a dink single to left field, getting on base and presenting Sanchez with an opportunity to drive in a runner.