Judge's big blast helps Yankees cap grand homestand

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Judge's latest mighty homer soared deep into left field, giving the Bronx one last jolt on a frigid night.

Until next time, Yankee Stadium.

Judge hit a homer to more than halfway up the bleachers, Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 9-1 Wednesday to wrap a superb homestand.

New York went 8-1 over its first stretch in the Bronx this season, its most wins in a homestand since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009. The Yankees have the major leagues' best home winning percentage since last July 17 at .702 (33-14).

The Yankees started 1-4 but have won nine of 10 since. They were 8-14 last April.

''A lot of energy in this stadium this whole homestand, and I think we just kind of fed off that,'' Judge said.

Judge followed Starlin Castro's three-run shot in the fifth with his 448-foot drive for the Yankees' first back-to-back homers of the season. Chase Headley hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Aaron Hicks also went deep to give New York a season-high four home runs.

Dylan Covey (0-1) got beat in his second major league start, allowing eight runs, 10 hits and three homers over five innings.

A night after totaling four hits - none that left the infield - in a 4-1 loss to Chicago, the Yankees got five hits the first time through the order, all on line drives to the outfield.

Covey recovered for a spell, but then Castro went deep on a 3-0 pitch into the visiting bullpen in left field for his third homer this season, and Judge followed with his soaring shot.

Statcast measured Judge's hit at 115.5 mph, the fourth-hardest hit homer this season. Judge was disappointed to hear it didn't go farther - teammate Matt Holliday hit a 459-foot home run off Derek Holland on Monday night.

''Man, I don't know,'' Judge said, adding ''I thought I beat him, but I guess not.''

''I question the distance they measured that in,'' manager Joe Girardi said.

Tanaka (2-1) built off getting his first win of the season Friday against St. Louis. The right-hander induced 10 groundouts, struck out six and allowed six hits and two walks, lowering his ERA from 8.36 to 6.00.

Hicks got his first-career pinch-homer in the eighth inning. He has four homers in 10 games this season, already halfway to his total in 123 games last season.

Bryan Mitchell was perfect over 1 1/3 innings for New York on his 26th birthday, and Tommy Layne finished.

NO WORRIES

Jose Abreu had three hits, including an RBI double in the fourth for Chicago. After the game, he was asked about the team's ongoing rebuild and if he was worried about being traded.

''There are things we don't control,'' he said. ''Believe me that what's being spoken outside, I for one, and my teammates, must think the same way as myself, we can't focus on that.''

LAUGHS IN TRANSLATION

Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana returned a favor to Jimmy Fallon, teaching ''The Tonight Show'' host a few Spanish phrases in an appearance Tuesday night. Quintana said he learned English by watching Fallon's show. The Colombian pitcher taught Fallon how to introduce himself in Spanish, to tell people he hosts ''The Tonight Show,'' and to ask others ''Can you pay for my thong?''

GOLD FOR GARDNER

Brett Gardner was presented with his AL Gold Glove Award before the game. He is the first Yankees outfielder to win a Gold Glove since Bernie Williams in 2000.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: 3B Todd Frazier is still recovering from a stomach illness and did not play, although manager Rick Renteria said Frazier was available. He has only played twice since April 11.

Yankees: Girardi said C Gary Sanchez (right biceps strain) felt good after playing catch for the first time since going on the DL on April 8. Sanchez threw 60 feet and has been catching off a pitching machine to work out his legs. ... SS Didi Gregorius (right shoulder strain) is to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Tampa on Friday. ... Top prospect Gleyber Torres (right shoulder tendinitis) was placed on the seven-day DL with Double-A Trenton.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Begin a six-game homestand Friday against Cleveland. Quintana (0-3, 6.75) is scheduled to start against Corey Kluber (1-1, 6.38).

Yankees: After a day off, the Yankees open a three-game set in Pittsburgh. CC Sabathia (2-0, 1.47) starts against rookie RHP Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 12.15).

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  • W: M. Tanaka (2-1)L: D. Covey (0-1)
  • HR: NYY - C. Headley (3), A. Hicks (4), S. Castro (3), A. Judge (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Saladino 2B40000021.184.340.237.577-1.0
T. Anderson SS41100010.182.196.255.4512.5
M. Cabrera LF40100001.262.326.357.6831.0
J. Abreu 1B40310000.200.241.255.4966.0
A. Garcia RF20000202.423.483.6541.1372.0
C. Asche DH40000016.069.156.069.225-0.5
Y. Sanchez 3B40100013.296.296.519.8151.5
O. Narvaez C30000001.143.217.143.3600.0
L. Garcia CF30000021.241.290.483.773-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF41100011.208.333.271.6042.5
    C. Headley 3B41121010.396.500.6461.1466.5
    M. Holliday DH31100110.227.382.409.7912.5
    J. Ellsbury CF41100011.321.368.415.7841.5
    P. Kozma 2B0000-000.143.250.143.000-
    S. Castro 2B21131100.368.410.579.9899.0
    a- A. Hicks CF11111000.296.444.7781.2226.0
    A. Judge RF32211102.277.358.6601.0189.0
    G. Bird 1B41100011.135.238.297.5352.5
    A. Romine C40110011.321.394.500.8941.5
    R. Torreyes SS40110012.239.239.391.6301.5
    • a-homered for Castro in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Anderson, J. Abreu 2 (3), Y. Sanchez (3)
    • RBI - J. Abreu (6)
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Gardner (3), G. Bird (3)
    • HR - C. Headley (3), S. Castro (3), A. Hicks (4), A. Judge (5)
    • RBI - C. Headley 2 (6), S. Castro 3 (10), A. Hicks (9), A. Judge (12), A. Romine (5), R. Torreyes (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro 3 (5), A. Judge (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - J. Abreu
    • E - L. Garcia
    FIELDING
    • DP - R. Torreyes, C. Headley, S. Castro
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Covey (L, 0-1)5.010882137.842.40-9.5
    Z. Putnam1.00000100.000.003.5
    T. Kahnle1.00000301.590.004.5
    M. Ynoa0.01111012.840.00-3.0
    D. Jennings1.00000201.590.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Covey (L, 0-1)5.0
    Z. Putnam1.0
    T. Kahnle1.0
    M. Ynoa0.0
    D. Jennings1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Tanaka (W, 2-1)7.06112606.001.1425.0
    B. Mitchell1.10000001.590.003.0
    T. Layne0.20000104.500.000.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Tanaka (W, 2-1)7.0
    B. Mitchell1.1
    T. Layne0.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 86-48, Z. Putnam 13-9, T. Kahnle 11-9, M. Ynoa 10-4, D. Jennings 14-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 7-5, D. Jennings 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Covey 25, Z. Putnam 3, T. Kahnle 3, M. Ynoa 2, D. Jennings 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 96-63, B. Mitchell 19-11, T. Layne 8-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 10-4, B. Mitchell 3-1, T. Layne 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 28, B. Mitchell 4, T. Layne 2
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Saladino 2B40000021.184.340.237.577-1.0
    T. Anderson SS41100010.182.196.255.4512.5
    M. Cabrera LF40100001.262.326.357.6831.0
    J. Abreu 1B40310000.200.241.255.4966.0
    A. Garcia RF20000202.423.483.6541.1372.0
    C. Asche DH40000016.069.156.069.225-0.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B40100013.296.296.519.8151.5
    O. Narvaez C30000001.143.217.143.3600.0
    L. Garcia CF30000021.241.290.483.773-1.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner LF41100011.208.333.271.6042.5
      C. Headley 3B41121010.396.500.6461.1466.5
      M. Holliday DH31100110.227.382.409.7912.5
      J. Ellsbury CF41100011.321.368.415.7841.5
      P. Kozma 2B0000-000.143.250.143.000-
      S. Castro 2B21131100.368.410.579.9899.0
      a- A. Hicks CF11111000.296.444.7781.2226.0
      A. Judge RF32211102.277.358.6601.0189.0
      G. Bird 1B41100011.135.238.297.5352.5
      A. Romine C40110011.321.394.500.8941.5
      R. Torreyes SS40110012.239.239.391.6301.5
      Total3391194378-----
      • a-homered for Castro in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Anderson, J. Abreu 2 (3), Y. Sanchez (3)
      • RBI - J. Abreu (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Gardner (3), G. Bird (3)
      • HR - C. Headley (3), S. Castro (3), A. Hicks (4), A. Judge (5)
      • RBI - C. Headley 2 (6), S. Castro 3 (10), A. Hicks (9), A. Judge (12), A. Romine (5), R. Torreyes (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Castro 3 (5), A. Judge (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - J. Abreu
      • E - L. Garcia
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Torreyes, C. Headley, S. Castro
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Covey (L, 0-1)5.010882137.842.40-9.5
      Z. Putnam1.00000100.000.003.5
      T. Kahnle1.00000301.590.004.5
      M. Ynoa0.01111012.840.00-3.0
      D. Jennings1.00000201.590.004.0
      Total8.01199374---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Covey (L, 0-1)5.0
      Z. Putnam1.0
      T. Kahnle1.0
      M. Ynoa0.0
      D. Jennings1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Tanaka (W, 2-1)7.06112606.001.1425.0
      B. Mitchell1.10000001.590.003.0
      T. Layne0.20000104.500.000.5
      Total9.0611270---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Tanaka (W, 2-1)7.0
      B. Mitchell1.1
      T. Layne0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 86-48, Z. Putnam 13-9, T. Kahnle 11-9, M. Ynoa 10-4, D. Jennings 14-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 7-5, D. Jennings 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Covey 25, Z. Putnam 3, T. Kahnle 3, M. Ynoa 2, D. Jennings 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 96-63, B. Mitchell 19-11, T. Layne 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 10-4, B. Mitchell 3-1, T. Layne 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 28, B. Mitchell 4, T. Layne 2
      • 8TH INNING
        Hicks homered to right19
      • 5TH INNING
        Judge homered to left18
        Castro homered to left center, Holliday and Ellsbury scored17
      • 4TH INNING
        Abreu doubled to left center, Anderson scored14
      • 2ND INNING
        Torreyes reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bird scored, Romine out at second04
        Romine singled to center, Judge scored, Bird to third03
      • 1ST INNING
        Headley homered to right center, Gardner scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Mitchell Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Garcia lined out to right
        • C. Asche: Foul, Strike looking, Asche grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Mitchell Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson lined out to pitcher
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Ynoa Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Hicks homered to right
        • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Judge walked
        • G. Bird: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • R. Torreyes: Ball, Ball, Torreyes grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez doubled to deep right center
        • O. Narvaez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to first, Sanchez to third
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • T. Saladino: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Kahnle Pitching:
        • C. Headley: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • M. Holliday: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
        • J. Ellsbury: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ellsbury struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson flied out to deep center
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Cabrera singled to center
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu singled to right, Cabrera to second
        • A. Garcia: Garcia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Cabrera to third, Abreu out at second
        • C. Asche: Asche flied out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Putnam Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Romine lined out to right
        • R. Torreyes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Torreyes struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner flied out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez grounded out to second
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia grounded out to second
        • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Saladino grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Headley grounded out to first
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Holliday singled to center
        • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury singled to center, Holliday to third
        • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Castro homered to left center, Holliday and Ellsbury scored
        • A. Judge: Ball, Judge homered to left
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Bird lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Anderson doubled to left center
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to second, Anderson to third
        • J. Abreu: Abreu doubled to left center, Anderson scored
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garcia walked
        • C. Asche: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Asche struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bird flied out to deep left
        • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Romine grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Torreyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Torreyes reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Torreyes out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Narvaez lined out to right
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • T. Saladino: Saladino grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • C. Headley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Headley grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holliday walked
        • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury grounded out to pitcher, Holliday to second
        • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Judge grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu doubled to shallow left
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked
        • C. Asche: Strike looking, Asche grounded into double play shortstop to second to third, Abreu out at third, Garcia out at second
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Judge singled to right
        • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bird doubled to left center, Judge to third
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Romine singled to center, Judge scored, Bird to third
        • R. Torreyes: Strike swinging, Foul, Torreyes reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bird scored, Romine out at second
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Gardner lined into double play first, Torreyes out at first
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Saladino struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Covey Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner doubled to deep right center, Gardner to third on center fielder Garcia fielding error
        • C. Headley: Ball, Strike swinging, Headley homered to right center, Gardner scored
        • M. Holliday: Holliday grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Strike looking, Ellsbury flied out to left
        • S. Castro: Castro flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)