His fourth start of the campaign Wednesday night was by far his best and, backed by homers from Chase Headley, Starlin Castro, Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks, Tanaka and the Yankees cruised to a 9-1 victory over the White Sox on a crisp 46-degree night at the Stadium.
After Abreu's bunt attempt, Garcia drove a 2-0 breaking ball well over the left-field wall for his third home run.
The Chicago White Sox are in the midst of a nine-game road trip, and after winning four of their first six contests away from the Windy City, they'll look to finish things off strong as they take on the New York Yankees.
NY traded Triple-A pitcher Johnny Barbato to the Pittsburgh Pirates for $150,000 or a player to be named.
The scorching hot Avi Garcia breaks the game open for the White Sox.
Montgomery earned his first big-league win, allowing seven hits, three in the seventh, with two walks and four strikeouts in six-plus innings. It's something he's done before, just as driving fastballs to right field is something he's done before, but in concert like this, timed in crucial situations like this, and stacked toward the front of the year, so that the only view we have had of him this season is dominance, it is still stupefying.
"His stuff was moving all over".
"We tried some different approaches, and we just never got anything going", NY manager Joe Girardi said.
The White Sox capitalized on a fielding error by shortstop Pete Kozma in the seventh to add more runs.
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"You can't let that get to you", said Holland, whose career ERA is now 6.97 against the Yankees.
Yankees second. Aaron Judge singles to right field.
This is Judge's fifth home run of the season as the Yankees look to continue their hot start to the season as they are now second in the AL East behind the Baltimore Orioles.
Severino (1-1) was dominant for much of the night, throwing his fastball at up to 99 miles per hour.
The 6-foot-6 Montgomery scattered four hits over the first six innings, but never got another out.
He rolled into the ninth with just 78 pitches, but a fourth and final infield single turned into a runner into scoring position whenAnderson's jump throw bounced past Matt Davidson. Leury Garcia provided the game's first run in the third by turning on a 1-0 fastball and cranking it over the wall in right center, but Severino made offense hard to come by afterward.
"It was pretty impressive", NY manager Joe Girardi said.
Greg Bird - Bird went 0-3 against Chicago starter Miguel Gonzalez.
"First innings are always tough for me, I just got to settle in and find my tempo", Montgomery said.
Willy Garcia hit a two-run homer for Charlotte against Pawtucket, a day after he was optioned to Chicago's Triple-A team. If Severino can command that fastball and slider to perfection, and there is every reason to see that becoming a reality, the home run balls won't come as often. A deal can't be reached because the rebuilding White Sox wanted a lot and NY won't give in to their demands. "He's lost a little bit of weight", Renteria said.