Opponent: vs Chicago White Sox
Result: 9-1 win
2017 Record: 10-5, tied with Baltimore for 1st place
Game Summary: The Yankees are back in the win column as they finished up their first homestand of the season with an 8-1 record. New York scored early and often in Wednesday night’s 9-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The Bombers took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a Chase Headley two-run dinger. Austin Romine and Ronald Torreyes both collected RBI’s the following frame off White Sox starter Dylan Covey, extending the Yankees lead to 4-0. The bottom of the fifth proved to be the breakout frame for the Yankees as the club tacked on four more runs. Starlin Castro sent a ball over the left center field wall for a three-run home run. The next batter, Aaron Judge, demolished a hanging curveball from Covey for a solo home run. Aaron Hicks also hit a home run in the contest on a pinch hit, line drive to right field. Masahiro Tanaka did not have his best stuff, but managed to grind through seven innings of work. He gave up six hits, two walks, one earned run and struck out six. Bryan Mitchell and Tommy Layne finished the game without allowing a baserunner.
Aaron Judge – Judge went 2-3 with a home run, walk, two runs scored and two runs batted in. Aaron smacked a 1-0 hanging curveball 115.5 miles per hour half way up the bleachers in left field. The ball was measured by statcast going a distance of 448 feet. The home run was the longest of his major league career.
Greg Bird – Bird went 1-4 with a double and run scored.