NEW YORK — Luis Severino struck out nine over five scoreless innings for his first win of the season, and the New York Yankees hit three home runs as they beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Sunday in their regular-season home finale.

New York (102-55) moved 47 games over .500 for the first time since its record-setting 114-victory season in 1998. The AL East champions clinched home-field advantage in the AL Division Series starting Oct. 4 and are competing with Houston for the top record in the AL. New York went 20-0-3 in series at home since losing two of three to the Chicago White Sox in mid-April.

Aaron Judge put the Yankees ahead two batters in with a 420-foot homer to left-center that went off the end of his bat, his 26th homer this season and 14th in his last 29 games. Brett Gardner added a three-run drive later in the inning and DJ LeMahieu made it 6-0 with a two-run homer in the second.

Severino (1-0) has pitched nine scoreless innings this season. He made his debut Tuesday after recovering from a lat injury suffered while warming up for his first spring training start.

He allowed three singles and a hit batter while walking none, throwing 54 of 80 pitches for strikes. He induced 13 swings and misses, 11 on fastballs and two on sliders. Looking ready for the postseason, Severino threw 46 fastballs that averaged 96.5 mph and topped out at 98.7 mph. He mixed in 18 sliders and 16 changeups.

A 25-year-old right-hander who went 19-8 last year, Severino figures to get one more start before the playoffs.

LeMahieu has set career bests with 26 homers and 99 RBIs in his first season with the Yankees following eight in the NL. Gardner, New York's longest-tenured player, also has set career highs with 27 homers and 72 RBIs.

Giancarlo Stanton was 0 for 1 with a walk and a sacrifice fly, leaving him 4 for 10 with three RBIs since returning from a knee injury.

Toronto opener Wilmer Font (2-3) gave up four runs in the first and was followed by Trent Thornton. Former Yankee Billy McKinney hit a two-run homer off Tyler Lyons in the seventh and a solo drive against Nelson Cortes Jr. in the ninth. With 11 homers, McKinney became the 13th Toronto player with 10 or more, tying the record set by New York this year.

BEAST OF EAST

New York is 54-20 against the AL East with two games at Tampa Bay left, on track for the best record for a team within its division.

IN THE SEATS

44,583

New York drew 3,304,404 in 79 home dates, an average of 41,828. The Yankees topped 3 million for the 21st straight year but were down from 3,482,865 in 81 dates last year, an average of 42,998. Sellouts dropped from 23 to 12.

BUMPING

Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela turned to chase Randal Grichuk's flare into left in the first and bumped right into second base umpire Joe West. Urshela is hitless in his last 16 at-bats.

SWITCHING SIDES

Claimed on waivers from the Yankees on Friday, Breyvic Valera entered at second base in the sixth in his Blue Jays debut.

WHIFFS

Toronto batters reached double digits in strikeouts for the 15th time in 21 games, whiffing 15 times for the second straight day.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: DH Edwin Encarnación (left oblique) and C Gary Sánchez (left groin) could return for the final regular-season series starting Friday at Texas, though manager Aaron Boone said there was an outside chance Encarnación could play Wednesday at Tampa Bay. ... CF Aaron Hicks (right elbow flexor) is up to 90 feet in his throwing program as he tries to avoid Tommy John surgery but is doubtful for the postseason.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Toronto plays Baltimore on Monday to start a six-game homestand.

Yankees: New York starts a two-game series Tuesday at Tampa Bay. CC Sabathia is scheduled to make his first regular-season relief appearance.

YANKEES 8, BLUE JAYS 3

Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

McKinney rf 5 2 2 3 0 2 .214

Biggio 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .236

Valera 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .219

Grichuk cf 3 0 2 0 0 0 .235

Davis cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .169

Smoak dh 5 0 0 0 0 2 .204

McGuire c 4 0 1 0 0 3 .318

Tellez 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .219

Ureña ss 2 0 1 0 1 1 .270

Drury 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .221

Fisher lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .159

Alford ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167

Totals 36 3 9 3 2 15

New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

LeMahieu 2b 4 2 2 2 0 1 .329

Judge dh 4 2 2 1 0 2 .275

Stanton lf 1 1 0 1 1 0 .293

Estrada ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258

Voit 1b 3 1 1 1 1 0 .270

Gardner cf 4 1 1 3 0 1 .254

Urshela 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .316

Maybin rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .284

Romine c 3 1 1 0 0 0 .277

Wade ss-lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .259

Totals 30 8 7 8 2 6

Toronto 000 000 201_3 9 0

New York 420 020 00x_8 7 0

a-struck out for Fisher in the 7th.

LOB_Toronto 10, New York 1. 2B_Drury (21). HR_McKinney (11), off Lyons; McKinney (11), off Cortes Jr.; Judge (26), off Font; Gardner (27), off Font; LeMahieu (26), off Thornton. RBIs_McKinney 3 (27), Judge (54), Gardner 3 (72), LeMahieu 2 (99), Stanton (10), Voit (62). SF_Stanton.

Runners left in scoring position_Toronto 2 (Ureña); New York 1 (Urshela). RISP_Toronto 1 for 3; New York 2 for 3.

Runners moved up_Gardner.

Toronto IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Font L,2-3 1 2 4 4 2 1 36 3.60

Thornton 5 5 4 4 0 3 79 5.00

Adam 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 3.50

Boshers 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 4.86

New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Severino W,1-0 5 3 0 0 0 9 80 0.00

Tarpley 1 2 0 0 1 3 31 7.36

Lyons 1 2 2 2 0 1 20 5.14

Cortes Jr. 2 2 1 1 1 2 39 5.51

HBP_Severino (Ureña), Lyons (Davis). WP_Thornton.

Umpires_Home, Eric Cooper; First, John Tumpane; Second, Joe West; Third, Jeremie Rehak.

T_2:45. A_44,583 (47,309).

Yankees first. DJ LeMahieu strikes out swinging. Aaron Judge homers to center field. Giancarlo Stanton walks. Luke Voit walks. Giancarlo Stanton to second. Brett Gardner homers to right field. Luke Voit scores. Giancarlo Stanton scores. Gio Urshela grounds out to third base, Brandon Drury to Rowdy Tellez. Cameron Maybin grounds out to third base, Brandon Drury to Rowdy Tellez.

4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Yankees 4, Blue Jays 0.

Yankees second. Austin Romine singles to shortstop. Tyler Wade pops out to Rowdy Tellez. DJ LeMahieu homers to center field. Austin Romine scores. Aaron Judge strikes out swinging. Giancarlo Stanton grounds out to shortstop, Richard Urena to Rowdy Tellez.

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Yankees 6, Blue Jays 0.

Yankees fifth. DJ LeMahieu singles to center field. Aaron Judge singles to shortstop. DJ LeMahieu to second. Giancarlo Stanton out on a sacrifice fly to deep left center field to Derek Fisher. Aaron Judge to third. DJ LeMahieu scores. Luke Voit singles to right center field. Aaron Judge scores. Brett Gardner grounds out to shallow infield to Rowdy Tellez. Luke Voit to second. Gio Urshela strikes out swinging.

2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Yankees 8, Blue Jays 0.

Blue Jays seventh. Brandon Drury doubles to deep right center field. Anthony Alford pinch-hitting for Derek Fisher. Anthony Alford strikes out swinging. Billy McKinney homers to center field. Brandon Drury scores. Breyvic Valera flies out to shallow center field to Cameron Maybin. Jonathan Davis hit by pitch. Justin Smoak grounds out to shortstop, Thairo Estrada to Luke Voit.

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Yankees 8, Blue Jays 2.

Blue Jays ninth. Anthony Alford strikes out swinging. Billy McKinney homers to center field. Breyvic Valera lines out to right center field to Brett Gardner. Jonathan Davis singles to left field. Justin Smoak lines out to deep right field to Cameron Maybin.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Yankees 8, Blue Jays 3.