Judge's big blast helps Yankees cap grand homestand
- Author: Angelo Rivera Apr 20, 2017,
Apr 20, 2017, 5:51
Ariel Miranda threw seven shutout innings, and Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz hit first-inning homers as Seattle earned its fourth victory in a row after a 2-8 start to the season. They did scramble back with a three-run homer by Yolmer Sanchez against lefty Jordan Montgomery in the seventh and pushed across a run in the ninth, forcing Yankees manager Joe Girardi to use closer Aroldis Chapman. Last week he hit three home runs in three straight games. Matt Holliday launched a three-run blast into the cosmos and Chase Headley ripped an RBI double into the left field corner that Melky Cabrera misplayed, on a night in NY where many a Holland fastball was squared up and damaged.
Chicago will now head to the "Big Apple" to take on the surging New York Yankees.
The Yankees have not started 7-0 at home since 1998, when they won their 24th World Championship, and one of the keys to this year's 6-0 beginning has been a strong turn through the rotation.
Gonzalez pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning, Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia homered off Luis Severino, and the White Sox beat the Yankees 4-1 Tuesday night to stop New York's eight-game winning streak.
"You'd like to have some consistency - you'll notice the first few days we used basically the same lineup, until we got dinged up a bit and some guys were really struggling, so we moved people around - but I've also said all along that you want to make sure everyone stays involved", Girardi said.
Avisail Garcia's huge start to the season continued Tuesday with a three-run homer versus the Yankees.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge launched a career-high 448-foot home run in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
The Yankees saw their winning streak come to an end last night as the White Sox took the middle game of the three-game set at Yankee Stadium by a 4-1 margin.
"Everything's clicking", catcher Austin Romine said. However, he did manage to make some history in the process as the White Sox became the first team in major league history to start an outfield comprised of three players with the same last name. "I think I'm a little more mature now to go out there and know my game plan and know what I'm going to try to do".
Phil Hughes (2-1) gave up six runs - four earned - and eight hits and struck out three in 3 1/3 innings for the Twins, who have lost six of their last eight.
That was it for the 6-foot-6 Montgomery, who jogged off the field to cheers.
"I think you can think about Didi because realistically he should be here quicker than Gary", Girardi said.
Adam Warren replaced Montgomery and worked into the ninth. Kevan Smith grounds out to shallow infield, Adam Warren to Chris Carter.
The White Sox opened a 1-0 lead when Garcia hit a 2-0 fastball over the right-center field fence.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Matt Andriese outpitched Michael Fulmer, Tim Beckham hit a two-run homer, and Tampa Bay toppled Detroit. The veteran slugger missed the previous two games with lower back stiffness. The ball exited Anderson's bat at 102.1 miles per hour, an outcome that normally produces a hit 79 percent of the time, according to Baseball Savant. The 25-year-old Covey allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings at Minnesota in his big league debut Friday. The left-hander threw 88 pitches and helped the Yankees win eight straight for the first time since June 8-18, 2012.