Judge's Big Blast Helps Yankees Topple Sox 9-1

Judge's Big Blast Helps Yankees Topple Sox 9-1

The New York Yankees are off to a hot start to open the 2017 Major League Baseball season, but are they for real?

You heard words like "poised and "aggressive" to describe Montgomery's second big league outing, a start made all the easier by the Yankees five-run third inning keyed by a three-run Matt Holliday moon shot to left field".

NY went 8-1 in its first stretch at Yankee Stadium this season, its most wins in a homestand since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009.

Judge went after the right pitch in the fifth inning Wednesday, a hanging curve from White Sox right-hander Dylan Covey.

NEW YORK (AP) - The way Jordan Montgomery keeps his cool on the mound, it's hard to believe he's a rookie.

"I think we're all impressed", Girardi said. Judge's carried 448 feet with an exit velocity of 115.5 miles per hour, according to MLB Statcast.

Just before Judge's home run, Stalin Castro belted a 408-foot home run.

The Yanks will improve improved to 10-5 with a 9-1 win. "They want that opportunity".

Making his second career start, Montgomery (1-0) immediately found himself in a first-inning jam. Tanaka walked Avisail Garcia to put runners at first and second but struck out Cody Asche and retired Leury Garcia on a groundout. He's a workhorse. He knows how to pitch, " Romine said. He says he was hunting "for something out over the plate", and that's what he got. "He's got a very veteran demeanor to him". Tanaka turned in a second straight effective start by allowing one run and six hits in seven innings.

Tanaka's final line is as follows: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K. Looks like a pretty swift start, right? But Jon Jay walked with one out in the ninth, took third on a single by pinch-hitter Miguel Montero and scored on Kris Bryant's single.

On a brighter note, Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI after going 2-for-31 in the first eight games of the trip.

CARDINALS 2, PIRATES 1: Lance Lynn pitched seven shutout innings, Kolten Wong homered and St. Louis stopped a three-game losing streak with a win at home.

Milwaukee never trailed after Thames hit an opposite-field homer to snap a 3-3 tie in the third inning.

Covey was tagged for eight runs and 10 hits in five innings.

Kurt Suzuki hit a one-out single in the Braves ninth off closer Brandon Maurer (0-1).

"That's something I need to ask for", he said, jokingly. "I have to adjust to that". Greg Bird doubles to deep left center field.

"I've continued to try and spread my lefthanders out", Girardi said before the series finale against the White Sox. Severino to many has arrived and that showed again Tuesday night in the Bronx even though he did not get the win.

Brett Gardner was presented with his AL Gold Glove Award before the game.

"He was pretty good driving in runs past year, so for him it's just not trying to do too much", Girardi said. Bench coach Joe McEwing, known for his boundless enthusiasm, went to the mound to remove Holland in an animated pitching change. McEwing took on the task because Renteria was hobbled by knee inflammation.

Yankees: SS Didi Gregorius (strained right shoulder) lined a single to center and struck out against RHP Nick Rumbelow (Tommy John surgery) in a simulated game.

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