-- SEATTLE -- Lou Gehrig didn't do it. Joe DiMaggio didn't do it. Mickey Mantle didn't do it.
"I feel really good out there in the box, and the work I've been doing is having good results, and I'm feeling really comfortable," Sanchez said through a translator.
Earlier on Monday, Sanchez, 23, was named the American League Player of the Week, becoming the first Yankees catcher to win the honor since Thurman Munson in 1976. Sanchez has unseated seven-time All-Star Brian McCann as the Yankees' everyday catcher.
With six homers in his first 18 games before Monday, Sanchez already had tied Kevin Maas and Shelley Duncan as the only ever to accomplish the feat.
The Yankees signed Sanchez out of the Dominican Republic for a $3 million signing bonus when he was 16.