Judge homers, Yankees use 7-run 6th to beat Blue Jays 9-1

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Judge's home runs are becoming the thing of legend to opposing pitchers. He can beat them in other ways, too.

Judge hit an early homer off respected Twitter rival Marcus Stroman, then scored on a disputed play during a seven-run burst in the sixth inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 Saturday.

''He wins so many pitches over the course of the game up there. You better execute when you're facing him or you're in trouble,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Judge put the Yankees up 2-0 with his sixth homer, a two-run drive in the third that landed in the second deck in left field. It came after Stroman and Judge exchanged tweets at the end of last season during which the Toronto ace said their ''future battles will be legendary.''

''I made one bad pitch. It was a 3-0 pitch to Judge that kind of leaked back over the plate. He hammered it,'' Stroman said.

Cameras showed a young girl in the crowd ended up with the ball. She marveled at the souvenir as she and her brother passed it back and forth.

Judge is now 7 for 16 with four home runs against Stroman (0-2).

''I was just excited to get two runs on the board against a tough pitcher like Stroman. A guy like that you can't take any pitches off. You've just got to be ready to attack and don't miss a pitch,'' Judge said.

It was 3-1 in the sixth when the Yankees loaded the bases with no outs. Aaron Hicks hit a chopper up the first base line and Stroman made a backhanded toss to catcher Luke Maile, trying for a forceout.

The ball bounced off Maile's glove as Judge slid in safely. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons unsuccessfully argued with plate umpire Will Little that Maile had possession.

Rookie Miguel Andujar added a three-run double and Judge capped the inning with an RBI single. Andujar has eight extra-base hits in his last five games.

''They can burn you in a heartbeat,'' Gibbons said.

Jordan Montgomery (2-0) pitched six innings and allowed one run on four hits. He worked around three walks, and allowed the leadoff hitter on base in three consecutive innings.

Toronto loaded the bases in the third with one out before Montgomery was able to escape the jam with a strikeout and a popup.

''I've just got to be as aggressive as I can right there and not give in to anybody,'' Montgomery said.

Montgomery and two relievers combined to retire the last 15 Blue Jays batters.

Stroman, a prep star from Long Island, saw his ERA jump to 8.55. Six of the eight runs he surrendered in 5 1/3 innings were earned.

''When we're scoring a bunch, it's a good thing,'' Boone said.

Steve Pearce singled home Randal Grichuk in the fifth. Grichuk was walked twice by Montgomery despite beginning the game with an .088 batting average.

FASTER AND FASTER

Judge's home run was his 62nd in his 201st game, making him the fastest player to reach 62 home runs in major league history. He surpassed Mark McGwire, who did it in 205 games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 2B Devon Travis ran on the field prior to the game for the first time since fouling a ball off his left foot Thursday night. Gibbons said Travis was feeling better and would be given one more day off. ... C Russell Martin was given the day off after catching Friday night. Gibbons also opted to give 1B Justin Smoak a day off.

Yankees: Placed reliever Adam Warren on the 10-day disabled list with a right back strain and recalled right-hander Jonathan Holder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Holder pitched two perfect innings and struck out two. ... C Gary Sanchez was given the day off after catching Friday night's game. Manager Aaron Boone said he is OK after getting hit with a foul tip behind the plate. ... A decision on activating INF Brandon Drury from the disabled list, possibly as early as next week, is really close, Boone said. Drury has been on the 10-day DL since April 7 with severe migraines and blurred vision. He said before the game that he's seeing improvement with his symptoms.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: LHP Jaime Garcia (2-0, 3.86) starts Sunday as Toronto tries to split the four-game series.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (3-1, 2.63) starts on extended five days' rest due to an off day Wednesday.

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NYY10-9
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  • W: J. Montgomery (2-0)L: M. Stroman (0-2)
  • HR: NYY - A. Judge (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Pearce 1B30110100.304.360.565.9253.0
T. Hernandez LF40000025.323.382.6771.060-1.0
Y. Solarte 3B40000015.266.392.547.939-0.5
K. Morales DH40100012.258.294.387.6810.5
K. Pillar CF40000021.303.346.447.793-1.0
L. Maile C40000011.414.485.5521.037-0.5
A. Diaz SS40100001.213.262.443.7041.0
R. Grichuk RF11000210.086.206.224.4302.5
L. Gurriel 2B30100012.375.375.375.7500.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF32110110.247.364.329.6924.5
    A. Judge RF42231100.338.472.6341.10611.0
    D. Gregorius SS41210112.333.451.7141.1664.5
    G. Stanton DH41000122.195.295.416.7111.0
    A. Hicks CF31000102.296.441.556.9972.0
    N. Walker 1B40100023.183.246.217.4630.0
    M. Andujar 3B41230012.250.275.521.7956.5
    A. Romine C21000211.286.375.286.6612.5
    R. Torreyes 2B40100013.417.432.528.9600.5
      BATTING
      • RBI - S. Pearce (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Andujar (5)
      • HR - A. Judge (6)
      • SF - B. Gardner
      • RBI - B. Gardner (5), A. Judge 3 (15), D. Gregorius (18), M. Andujar 3 (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge 3 (8)
      FIELDING
      • E - L. Maile
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman (L, 0-2)5.15864518.551.85-2.5
      J. Axford0.22111103.001.56-3.5
      T. Clippard1.01002202.530.941.0
      A. Loup1.01000105.682.052.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman (L, 0-2)5.1
      J. Axford0.2
      T. Clippard1.0
      A. Loup1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Montgomery (W, 2-0)6.04113503.801.4122.5
      C. Shreve1.00000200.000.924.0
      J. Holder2.000002011.571.717.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Montgomery (W, 2-0)6.0
      C. Shreve1.0
      J. Holder2.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Stroman 2 (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 94-55, J. Axford 24-15, T. Clippard 27-15, A. Loup 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 9-2, A. Loup 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 25, J. Axford 5, T. Clippard 6, A. Loup 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Montgomery 91-54, C. Shreve 13-9, J. Holder 22-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Montgomery 6-7
      • Batters Faced - J. Montgomery 25, C. Shreve 3, J. Holder 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TOR13-7
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      NYY10-9
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Pearce 1B30110100.304.360.565.9253.0
      T. Hernandez LF40000025.323.382.6771.060-1.0
      Y. Solarte 3B40000015.266.392.547.939-0.5
      K. Morales DH40100012.258.294.387.6810.5
      K. Pillar CF40000021.303.346.447.793-1.0
      L. Maile C40000011.414.485.5521.037-0.5
      A. Diaz SS40100001.213.262.443.7041.0
      R. Grichuk RF11000210.086.206.224.4302.5
      L. Gurriel 2B30100012.375.375.375.7500.5
      Total3114103917-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Gardner LF32110110.247.364.329.6924.5
        A. Judge RF42231100.338.472.6341.10611.0
        D. Gregorius SS41210112.333.451.7141.1664.5
        G. Stanton DH41000122.195.295.416.7111.0
        A. Hicks CF31000102.296.441.556.9972.0
        N. Walker 1B40100023.183.246.217.4630.0
        M. Andujar 3B41230012.250.275.521.7956.5
        A. Romine C21000211.286.375.286.6612.5
        R. Torreyes 2B40100013.417.432.528.9600.5
        Total3299817915-----
          BATTING
          • RBI - S. Pearce (10)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Andujar (5)
          • HR - A. Judge (6)
          • SF - B. Gardner
          • RBI - B. Gardner (5), A. Judge 3 (15), D. Gregorius (18), M. Andujar 3 (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge 3 (8)
          FIELDING
          • E - L. Maile
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Stroman (L, 0-2)5.15864518.551.85-2.5
          J. Axford0.22111103.001.56-3.5
          T. Clippard1.01002202.530.941.0
          A. Loup1.01000105.682.052.5
          Total8.0997791---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Stroman (L, 0-2)5.1
          J. Axford0.2
          T. Clippard1.0
          A. Loup1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Montgomery (W, 2-0)6.04113503.801.4122.5
          C. Shreve1.00000200.000.924.0
          J. Holder2.000002011.571.717.0
          Total9.0411390---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Montgomery (W, 2-0)6.0
          C. Shreve1.0
          J. Holder2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Stroman 2 (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 94-55, J. Axford 24-15, T. Clippard 27-15, A. Loup 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 9-2, A. Loup 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 25, J. Axford 5, T. Clippard 6, A. Loup 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Montgomery 91-54, C. Shreve 13-9, J. Holder 22-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Montgomery 6-7
          • Batters Faced - J. Montgomery 25, C. Shreve 3, J. Holder 6
          • 6TH INNING
            Judge singled to left, Romine scored, Torreyes to third19
            Gardner hit sacrifice fly to center, Andujar scored18
            Andujar doubled to left center, Gregorius, Stanton and Hicks scored17
            Hicks reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Judge scored, Gregorius to third, Stanton to second on catcher Maile fielding error14
            Gregorius singled to right, Gardner scored, Judge to third13
          • 5TH INNING
            Pearce singled to shallow left, Grichuk scored, Gurriel to third12
          • 3RD INNING
            Judge homered to left, Gardner scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Holder Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Maile flied out to deep center
            • A. Diaz: Diaz flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jonathan Holder relieved Chasen Shreve
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep center
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Morales flied out to center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Aaron Loup relieved Tyler Clippard
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Ball, Judge grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gregorius singled to right
            • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Stanton grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Gregorius out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Chasen Shreve relieved Jordan Montgomery
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pearce lined out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tyler Clippard relieved John Axford
            • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
            • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker singled to center, Hicks to second
            • M. Andujar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Romine walked, Hicks to third, Walker to second
            • R. Torreyes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Torreyes lined out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Maile: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
            • A. Diaz: Diaz grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner singled to left
            • A. Judge: Ball, Gardner to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gregorius singled to right, Gardner scored, Judge to third
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Gregorius to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton walked
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hicks reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Judge scored, Gregorius to third, Stanton to second on catcher Maile fielding error
            • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
            • M. Andujar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Andujar doubled to left center, Gregorius, Stanton and Hicks scored
            • John Axford relieved Marcus Stroman
            • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Romine walked
            • R. Torreyes: Foul, Torreyes singled to shallow right, Andujar to third, Romine to second
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gardner hit sacrifice fly to center, Andujar scored
            • A. Judge: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Judge singled to left, Romine scored, Torreyes to third
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gregorius struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (7 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grichuk walked
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Gurriel singled to left, Grichuk to third, Gurriel to second
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Foul, Pearce singled to shallow left, Grichuk scored, Gurriel to third
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Solarte flied out to right
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Morales grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Pearce out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • M. Andujar: Andujar singled to right
            • A. Romine: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Romine grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Andujar out at second
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Torreyes struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Morales singled to center
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • L. Maile: Maile popped out to second
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Diaz lined out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
            • A. Hicks: Hicks flied out to deep center
            • N. Walker: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Diaz reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grichuk walked, Diaz to second
            • L. Gurriel: Gurriel reached on fielder's choice to second, Diaz to third, Grichuk out at second
            • S. Pearce: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pearce walked, Gurriel to second
            • T. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • Y. Solarte: Solarte popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
            • R. Torreyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Torreyes grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge homered to left, Gardner scored
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gregorius flied out to deep center
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar flied out to right
            • L. Maile: Strike swinging, Foul, Maile grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Hicks grounded out to first
            • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker grounded out to second
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Andujar grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Montgomery Pitching:
            • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Pearce grounded out to third
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez lined out to shortstop
            • Y. Solarte: Ball, Foul, Solarte flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Gardner grounded out to second
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Judge grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gregorius walked
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Stanton grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Gregorius out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)