After the stinkeroos that Tanaka and Gray provided the last two games, the Yanks needed a starter to provide some depth to save the bullpen and Jordan Montgomery provided it in a 9-1 Yankees’ win that put their record at 10-9.
They picked up a game on both Toronto (who they beat) and also Boston, who were no-hit out in Oakland.
Before the game, Adam Warren was put on the DL with a back strain and Jonathan Holder was called back up.
Montgomery got out of a bases loaded, one-out jam in the top of the third.
Aaron Judge hit his sixth HR of the season, a 2-run shot, 443 ft., ,in the bottom of the third, to give the Yanks a 2-0 lead. Fastest ever to 62 HR.
In the fifth, Toronto scored to make it 2-1, but the Yanks scored seven in the bottom of the sixth to break it open.
Gardner singled and Judge walked. Didi singled in a run to make it 3-1. Stanton walked to load the bases. Hicks reached on an error to make it 4-1. After Walker struck out, Andujar cleared the bases on a double, 7-1. Romine walked and Torreyes singled to load the bases. Gardner SF, 8-1, Judge single, 9-1.
Judge 2 for 4, scored 2, drove in 3. HR. Also Walked.
Didi 2 hits. Scored one, drove in one, walked.
Andujar 2 hits, 3 RBI. Getting hot. Raised average from .107 to .250
Montgomery (W, 2-0, 3.80) 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 5 K.
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Holder 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 11.57
Later, it was revealed that Gleybor Torres has been called up for Sunday. No corresponding move made but I would guess Tyler Wade (3 for 35) has been sent down.
Prayers go out to Daniel Faraquar of the White Sox who pitched Friday night, came into the dugout and collapsed with a brain hemorrhage. Stable but critical.
Severino on Sunday, with Gleyber most likely in the lineup.