Yankees hit 4 homers in 8th, Montgomery beats Blue Jays 7-0

TORONTO (AP) Home runs have been coming in bunches for the New York Yankees in recent games, and they got a bunch more Saturday.

Brett Gardner, Matt Holliday, Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius all hit solo homers in the eighth inning, leading Jordan Montgomery and Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0.

The Yankees tied the franchise record with four homers in an inning. Gardner led it off with a home run and then with two outs, Holliday, Castro and Gregorius connected in succession.

''It's pretty impressive, a lot of fun to be a part of,'' Gardner said.

It was the 25th multihomer game of the season for New York, second in the majors to Tampa Bay (26). The Yankees have gone deep in 13 of their past 15 games, hitting 25 homers in that span.

''We're getting it from all spots in the lineup, which is really nice,'' manager Joe Girardi said.

All eight of New York's hits were for extra bases. The Yankees had four doubles, with Castro, Gregorius, Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks hitting them.

Jason Grilli became the first reliever in Blue Jays history to allow four homers in a single inning. He declined to speak to reporters following the game.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons stuck with Grilli as long as he could because, as he said, ''our guys in the `pen are running on fumes right now.''

This was the fourth time the Yankees have hit four homers in an inning - they last did it Oct. 1, 2012, against Boston. They first did it in 1977 at Toronto against the expansion Blue Jays, with Cliff Johnson connecting twice and Lou Piniella and Thurman Munson once each.

Montgomery (3-4) gave up three singles in six innings, striking out five and walking three for his first win since May 6 against the Cubs.

''The curve was my best pitch today,'' he said. ''I got it for strikes and then expanded the zone a little bit and got them to swing over it.''

The rookie left-hander lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his previous outing, May 29 at Baltimore.

''I thought Monty threw the ball really, really well,'' Gardner said. ''It's a lot of fun for us to play behind him and watch him continue to get better.''

Adam Warren, Tyler Clippard and Dellin Betances each pitched a hitless innings in relief.

Joe Biagini (1-4) allowed three runs in a career-high seven innings.

''We didn't score him any runs, obviously, but he had it all working,'' Gibbons said.

Hicks and Judge hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the third. Biagini set down 10 straight before Castro and Gregorius doubled in the seventh.

Toronto put runners at first and second in each of the second, third and fifth innings but came up empty each time. The Blue Jays finished 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

POWER QUARTET

Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin, and Mark Teixeira were the four Yankees who homered in the same inning against the Red Sox in 2012. Cano, Granderson, and Martin connected off Clay Buchholz and Teixeira homered off Alfredo Aceves.

LEFT IN THE DUST

The Blue Jays are 3-9 against left-handed starters this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: OF Jacoby Ellsbury (concussion) has been shut down after suffering headaches and will visit a neurologist when the team returns home Monday. ... LHP Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) threw a light side session Saturday. He'll throw one more side session before a simulated game next week. Chapman is expected to return by mid-June.

Blue Jays: C Russell Martin (neck) was held out of the lineup for the third straight day but hopes to return Sunday.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (4-2, 2.93) has allowed just two earned runs over his past three starts, covering 19 1/3 innings. New York is 6-4 when Severino starts.

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (6-2, 3.28) is 5-0 with a 2.96 ERA in his past eight starts, and has won his past three. He's unbeaten since April 18 against Boston.

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NYY32-21
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TOR27-29
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  • W: J. Montgomery (3-4)L: J. Biagini (1-4)
  • HR: NYY - M. Holliday (12), B. Gardner (12), S. Castro (9), D. Gregorius (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF51111011.270.356.524.8805.5
A. Hicks CF41110000.321.434.5821.0164.0
A. Judge RF30110120.326.433.6911.1233.0
M. Holliday DH41111002.272.363.526.8896.0
S. Castro 2B42211010.321.358.498.8568.5
D. Gregorius SS41221000.307.333.457.7909.0
C. Headley 3B40000011.227.300.348.648-0.5
A. Romine C40000011.230.258.333.591-0.5
R. Refsnyder 1B31000011.154.267.231.4972.5
C. Carter 1B10000010.180.279.333.612-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Pillar CF40100002.269.324.434.7571.0
    J. Donaldson 3B30000102.281.369.614.9831.0
    J. Bautista RF40000034.243.353.436.788-1.5
    K. Morales DH40000022.260.318.480.797-1.0
    J. Smoak 1B30000110.283.348.550.8980.5
    T. Tulowitzki SS20000200.250.315.388.7022.0
    D. Travis 2B40000013.257.285.437.722-0.5
    D. Barney LF20000012.234.261.297.558-0.5
    a- E. Carrera LF10000101.289.346.396.7423.0
    L. Maile C30200011.123.171.215.3871.5
    • a-walked for Barney in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Hicks (11), A. Judge (8), S. Castro (11), D. Gregorius (7)
    • HR - B. Gardner (12), M. Holliday (12), S. Castro (9), D. Gregorius (4)
    • RBI - B. Gardner (26), A. Hicks (31), A. Judge (41), M. Holliday (35), S. Castro (31), D. Gregorius 2 (20)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks (13), A. Judge (16), M. Holliday (14), S. Castro (8), D. Gregorius (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Refsnyder
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - E. Carrera (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - T. Tulowitzki (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Montgomery (W, 3-4)6.03003503.671.2824.5
    A. Warren (H, 6)1.00001202.510.843.0
    T. Clippard1.00000101.570.913.5
    D. Betances1.00001100.490.982.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Montgomery (W, 3-4)6.0
    A. Warren (H, 6)1.0
    T. Clippard1.0
    D. Betances1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Biagini (L, 1-4)7.04311603.311.0216.0
    J. Grilli0.24440148.151.75-7.5
    J. Howell0.10000008.312.190.0
    D. Barnes1.00000103.091.073.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Biagini (L, 1-4)7.0
    J. Grilli0.2
    J. Howell0.1
    D. Barnes1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Montgomery 103-62, A. Warren 22-13, T. Clippard 13-10, D. Betances 13-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Montgomery 3-10, A. Warren 1-0, T. Clippard 1-1, D. Betances 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Montgomery 24, A. Warren 4, T. Clippard 3, D. Betances 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 100-69, J. Grilli 26-17, J. Howell 3-2, D. Barnes 8-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 13-3, J. Howell 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 27, J. Grilli 6, J. Howell, D. Barnes 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    NYY32-21
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    TOR27-29
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF51111011.270.356.524.8805.5
    A. Hicks CF41110000.321.434.5821.0164.0
    A. Judge RF30110120.326.433.6911.1233.0
    M. Holliday DH41111002.272.363.526.8896.0
    S. Castro 2B42211010.321.358.498.8568.5
    D. Gregorius SS41221000.307.333.457.7909.0
    C. Headley 3B40000011.227.300.348.648-0.5
    A. Romine C40000011.230.258.333.591-0.5
    R. Refsnyder 1B31000011.154.267.231.4972.5
    C. Carter 1B10000010.180.279.333.612-0.5
    Total367874186-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Pillar CF40100002.269.324.434.7571.0
      J. Donaldson 3B30000102.281.369.614.9831.0
      J. Bautista RF40000034.243.353.436.788-1.5
      K. Morales DH40000022.260.318.480.797-1.0
      J. Smoak 1B30000110.283.348.550.8980.5
      T. Tulowitzki SS20000200.250.315.388.7022.0
      D. Travis 2B40000013.257.285.437.722-0.5
      D. Barney LF20000012.234.261.297.558-0.5
      a- E. Carrera LF10000101.289.346.396.7423.0
      L. Maile C30200011.123.171.215.3871.5
      Total3003005917-----
      • a-walked for Barney in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Hicks (11), A. Judge (8), S. Castro (11), D. Gregorius (7)
      • HR - B. Gardner (12), M. Holliday (12), S. Castro (9), D. Gregorius (4)
      • RBI - B. Gardner (26), A. Hicks (31), A. Judge (41), M. Holliday (35), S. Castro (31), D. Gregorius 2 (20)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks (13), A. Judge (16), M. Holliday (14), S. Castro (8), D. Gregorius (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Refsnyder
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Carrera (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Tulowitzki (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Montgomery (W, 3-4)6.03003503.671.2824.5
      A. Warren (H, 6)1.00001202.510.843.0
      T. Clippard1.00000101.570.913.5
      D. Betances1.00001100.490.982.5
      Total9.0300590---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Montgomery (W, 3-4)6.0
      A. Warren (H, 6)1.0
      T. Clippard1.0
      D. Betances1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Biagini (L, 1-4)7.04311603.311.0216.0
      J. Grilli0.24440148.151.75-7.5
      J. Howell0.10000008.312.190.0
      D. Barnes1.00000103.091.073.5
      Total9.0875184---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Biagini (L, 1-4)7.0
      J. Grilli0.2
      J. Howell0.1
      D. Barnes1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Montgomery 103-62, A. Warren 22-13, T. Clippard 13-10, D. Betances 13-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Montgomery 3-10, A. Warren 1-0, T. Clippard 1-1, D. Betances 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Montgomery 24, A. Warren 4, T. Clippard 3, D. Betances 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 100-69, J. Grilli 26-17, J. Howell 3-2, D. Barnes 8-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 13-3, J. Howell 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 27, J. Grilli 6, J. Howell, D. Barnes 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Gregorius homered to right center70
        Castro homered to left60
        Holliday homered to center50
        Gardner homered to right40
      • 7TH INNING
        Gregorius doubled to left, Castro scored30
      • 3RD INNING
        Judge doubled to deep center, Hicks scored20
        Hicks doubled to right, Refsnyder scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Danny Barnes relieved J.P. Howell
        • A. Romine: Foul, Strike swinging, Romine flied out to right
        • C. Carter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Carter struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Dellin Betances relieved Tyler Clippard
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tulowitzki walked
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis popped out to second
        • E. Carrera: Carrera grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jason Grilli relieved Joe Biagini
        • Ezequiel Carrera in left
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Foul, Gardner homered to right
        • A. Hicks: Foul, Hicks lined out to left
        • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Holliday homered to center
        • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castro homered to left
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Gregorius homered to right center
        • J.P. Howell relieved Jason Grilli
        • C. Headley: Ball, Strike looking, Headley grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Adam Warren
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Donaldson grounded out to second
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Bautista struck out on foul tip
        • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Morales flied out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castro doubled to left
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Gregorius doubled to left, Castro scored
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Romine reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gregorius out at third
        • R. Refsnyder: Strike looking, Refsnyder reached on fielder's choice to third, Romine out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Warren relieved Jordan Montgomery
        • Chris Carter at first
        • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Travis struck out looking
        • Ezequiel Carrera hit for Darwin Barney
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Carrera walked
        • L. Maile: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Carrera stole second
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pillar grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Hicks grounded out to first
        • A. Judge: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • M. Holliday: Holliday grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Morales grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smoak flied out to shallow right
        • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Tulowitzki flied out to shallow right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Foul, Romine grounded out to first
        • R. Refsnyder: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Refsnyder struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barney struck out swinging
        • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Maile singled to shallow right center
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pillar popped out to second
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Donaldson walked, Maile to second
        • J. Bautista: Bautista reached on fielder's choice to third, Maile out at third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Castro grounded out to third
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Foul, Headley flied out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak lined out to right
        • T. Tulowitzki: Foul, Tulowitzki grounded out to second
        • D. Travis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Travis lined out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Ball, Refsnyder safe at first on shortstop Tulowitzki fielding error
        • B. Gardner: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Refsnyder stole second, Gardner flied out to deep center, Refsnyder to third
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hicks doubled to right, Refsnyder scored
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Judge doubled to deep center, Hicks scored
        • M. Holliday: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Holliday grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • L. Maile: Strike looking, Maile reached on an infield single to third
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pillar singled to right center, Maile to second
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Donaldson fouled out to catcher
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius grounded out to second
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Headley grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Smoak walked
        • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tulowitzki walked, Smoak to second
        • D. Travis: Strike swinging, Travis flied out to left
        • D. Barney: Ball, Barney flied out to shallow right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Biagini Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gardner grounded out to first
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hicks grounded out to second
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Judge walked
        • M. Holliday: Holliday lined out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Montgomery Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar flied out to right
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Donaldson flied out to deep center
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)