Judge gives Yanks a scare, but sprawling catch preserves win

NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar had already joined the Yankees' long injured list when Aaron Judge sprinted into right-center field and made a spectacular, sprawling grab on Niko Goodrum's hard-hit liner to preserve a two-run lead in the eighth inning.

Judge snapped the webbing around the ball as his gloved left hand hit the turf and he slid on his chest, picking up grass stains on both knees before popping up and throwing the ball to second to make sure both runners could not advance.

''That's one of those dangerous plays for an outfielder,'' New York manager Aaron Boone said Monday night after Judge preserved a 3-1 win over the punchless Detroit Tigers. ''It's hard for them to sometimes get underneath that ball to make the play and not hurt themselves. I felt like I saw it pretty well and I felt like I knew he was fine, but definitely one of those that you kind of hold your breath on.''

Domingo German (1-0) pitched one-hit ball over five innings to overcome five walks on a chilly night and win for the first time since last June. Gary Sanchez and Brett Gardner homered for the banged-up Yankees off Tyson Ross (0-1).

New York said before the game that Stanton strained his left biceps Sunday and Andujar injured his right shoulder. Andujar's torn labrum will be treated conservatively for a few weeks but could require surgery if it does not respond.

They joined a group of sidelined Yankees that includes pitchers Luis Severino, Dellin Betances, Jordan Montgomery and Ben Heller, shortstop Didi Gregorius and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury; pitcher CC Sabathia is set to be added to the injured list Wednesday, after he completes a suspension for hitting a batter with a pitch last September.

After dropping to 1-2 with a pair of losses to Baltimore, New York led 3-1 when Adam Ottavino walked the first two batters in the eighth. Goodrum hit a sinking line drive and Judge decided to go for the catch rather than play the ball on a hop, knowing the topspin could have caused it to land in front of him and bounce by for a two-run extra-base hit.

''I told Gardy right before that play,'' he said of center fielder Brett Gardner, ''that I was going to dive and make a play right there. ... Just watching swings throughout the game. ... I was just letting Gardy know, heads up there.''

German has been plugged into the rotation like grout between tiles. Boone wasn't even sure Sunday whether the 26-year-old right-hander would start, or a relief pitcher as an opener would take the mound.

German induced 16 swings and misses among 79 pitches on a raw night with a 45-degree temperature at game time and a cold wind. He struck out seven and walked five, and the only run off him was unearned. He made 14 starts and seven relief appearances last year, when he entered the rotation after Montgomery tore an elbow ligament, and German's only previous big league wins came in starts against Tampa Bay and Seattle last June 14 and 19.

Chad Green, Zack Britton, Ottavino and Aroldis Chapman each pitched an inning to finish the two-hitter. Chapman needed just eight pitches, all fastballs, for his first save and his velocity was back to 97-98 mph after dipping to 95 mph in last week's opener. New York got back to .500 at 2-2 after consecutive losses to lowly Baltimore.

Detroit arrived after a four-game split at Toronto in which the Tigers scored six runs. Jordy Mercer had both hits for the Tigers, who are batting .140 with one home run. He singled in the fourth and doubled in the seventh.

''It was really cold out there,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''A tough night, but I thought we competed very well and we had our chance.''

Ross gave up three runs - two earned - four hits and four walks in five innings. He was done in with a pair of pitches that missed high, with Sanchez hitting a 417-foot drive to center in the second to go deep for the second straight day and Gardner hitting his first of the year in the fifth.

''Sanchez, I threw a cutter that spun,'' Ross said. ''A 3-2 to Gardner, I threw a fastball top of the zone and he did a good job staying on top of it.''

MILESTONES

New York improved to 500-314 at new Yankee Stadium. It set the record for fastest to 500 wins at the original Yankee Stadium, going 500-264.

SLOPPY

New York scored its second run in the third when Greg Bird's one-hop, opposite-field single glanced off the glove of Christin Stewart and bounced behind the left fielder. Slow-footed Luke Voit sprinted home from first and slid home ahead of the relay throw.

Detroit scored in the fourth when German bounced a wild pitch with two on and Sanchez was charged with an error for the third straight day when his catchable throw sailed by the glove of second baseman Gleyber Torres.

LONG ROUTE

Detroit flew to Albany, New York, on Sunday night to go through U.S. customs, then continued to Newark, New Jersey.

IN THE LINEUP

Mike Tauchman, acquired from Colorado on March 23, got his first start for New York, taking over for Stanton in left field. Tauchman went 0 for 3.

UP NEXT

Detroit RHP Jordan Zimmermann (0-0) starts Tuesday. He was perfect for 6 2/3 innings against Toronto last Thursday before Teoscar Hernandez's single, the longest perfect-game bid in a season opener since Boston's Lefty Grove in 1940, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Zimmermann allowed one hit in seven innings and did not get a decision. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (1-0) starts for the Yankees after beating Baltimore on opening day.

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  • W: D. German (1-0)L: T. Ross (0-1)S: A. Chapman (1)
  • HR: NYY - B. Gardner (1), G. Sanchez (2)
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    A. Judge RF30100111.333.474.400.8742.5
    L. Voit DH31000113.231.444.462.9061.5
    G. Bird 1B40100022.182.308.455.7620.0
    G. Sanchez C31111101.250.294.625.9197.0
    G. Torres 2B40000002.313.353.375.7280.0
    D. LeMahieu 3B20000120.500.667.6251.2920.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Mercer
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Harrison, N. Goodrum 2 (2), J. Candelario 2 (2), C. Stewart 2 (2), M. Mahtook
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Judge
      • HR - B. Gardner, G. Sanchez (2)
      • RBI - B. Gardner (2), G. Sanchez (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit, G. Bird, G. Sanchez, G. Torres 2 (2), T. Tulowitzki
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Gardner
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Stewart
      FIELDING
      • E - G. Sanchez (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Ross (L, 0-1)5.04324423.601.602.0
      B. Hardy1.20000206.751.134.0
      R. Garrett1.11000200.000.433.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Ross (L, 0-1)5.0
      B. Hardy1.2
      R. Garrett1.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. German (W, 1-0)5.01105700.001.2019.5
      C. Green (H, 1)1.00000004.501.003.0
      Z. Britton (H, 1)1.01000100.001.502.5
      A. Ottavino (H, 1)1.00002000.000.751.0
      A. Chapman (S, 1)1.00000100.000.5010.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. German (W, 1-0)5.0
      C. Green (H, 1)1.0
      Z. Britton (H, 1)1.0
      A. Ottavino (H, 1)1.0
      A. Chapman (S, 1)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Ross
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 89-52, B. Hardy 25-15, R. Garrett 20-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 9-2, B. Hardy 1-2, R. Garrett 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Ross 23, B. Hardy 5, R. Garrett 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. German
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 79-44, C. Green 13-6, Z. Britton 18-12, A. Ottavino 20-9, A. Chapman 7-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 1-7, C. Green 1-2, Z. Britton 2-0, A. Chapman 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. German 21, C. Green 3, Z. Britton 4, A. Ottavino 5, A. Chapman 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      N. Castellanos RF20000211.263.364.421.7851.5
      M. Cabrera DH20000211.118.286.118.4031.5
      D. Peterson PR-DH00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      N. Goodrum 1B30000114.250.400.438.8380.5
      J. Candelario 3B40000004.273.273.318.5910.0
      C. Stewart LF31000102.063.250.250.5002.0
      G. Greiner C40000011.125.176.125.301-0.5
      J. Mercer SS40200010.154.313.231.5432.5
      M. Mahtook CF30000122.000.059.000.0590.0
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        B. Gardner CF41211000.176.263.353.6169.0
        A. Judge RF30100111.333.474.400.8742.5
        L. Voit DH31000113.231.444.462.9061.5
        G. Bird 1B40100022.182.308.455.7620.0
        G. Sanchez C31111101.250.294.625.9197.0
        G. Torres 2B40000002.313.353.375.7280.0
        D. LeMahieu 3B20000120.500.667.6251.2920.0
        M. Tauchman LF30000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
        T. Tulowitzki SS30000011.200.333.600.933-0.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Mercer
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Harrison, N. Goodrum 2 (2), J. Candelario 2 (2), C. Stewart 2 (2), M. Mahtook
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Judge
          • HR - B. Gardner, G. Sanchez (2)
          • RBI - B. Gardner (2), G. Sanchez (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit, G. Bird, G. Sanchez, G. Torres 2 (2), T. Tulowitzki
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - B. Gardner
          FIELDING
          • E - C. Stewart
          FIELDING
          • E - G. Sanchez (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Ross (L, 0-1)5.04324423.601.602.0
          B. Hardy1.20000206.751.134.0
          R. Garrett1.11000200.000.433.0
          Total8.0532482---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Ross (L, 0-1)5.0
          B. Hardy1.2
          R. Garrett1.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. German (W, 1-0)5.01105700.001.2019.5
          C. Green (H, 1)1.00000004.501.003.0
          Z. Britton (H, 1)1.01000100.001.502.5
          A. Ottavino (H, 1)1.00002000.000.751.0
          A. Chapman (S, 1)1.00000100.000.5010.5
          Total9.0210790---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. German (W, 1-0)5.0
          C. Green (H, 1)1.0
          Z. Britton (H, 1)1.0
          A. Ottavino (H, 1)1.0
          A. Chapman (S, 1)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - T. Ross
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Ross 89-52, B. Hardy 25-15, R. Garrett 20-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Ross 9-2, B. Hardy 1-2, R. Garrett 1-1
          • Batters Faced - T. Ross 23, B. Hardy 5, R. Garrett 5
          PITCHING
          • WP - D. German
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 79-44, C. Green 13-6, Z. Britton 18-12, A. Ottavino 20-9, A. Chapman 7-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 1-7, C. Green 1-2, Z. Britton 2-0, A. Chapman 1-1
          • Batters Faced - D. German 21, C. Green 3, Z. Britton 4, A. Ottavino 5, A. Chapman 3
          • 5TH INNING
            Gardner homered to right center13
          • 4TH INNING
            Ball, Stewart scored, Mercer to third on catcher Sanchez throwing error12
          • 3RD INNING
            Bird singled to left, Voit scored, Bird to second on left fielder Stewart fielding error02
          • 2ND INNING
            Sanchez homered to left center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Aroldis Chapman relieved Adam Ottavino
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Greiner popped out to first
            • J. Mercer: Mercer grounded out to second
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Adam Ottavino relieved Zack Britton
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Castellanos to second
            • Dustin Peterson ran for Miguel Cabrera
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum lined out to right
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Candelario flied out to center
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart flied out to center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Garrett Pitching:
            • G. Bird: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
            • G. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to second
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Torres flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Zack Britton relieved Chad Green
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Greiner grounded out to first
            • J. Mercer: Ball, Mercer doubled to deep right center
            • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mahtook grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Hardy Pitching:
            • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Tulowitzki grounded out to second
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gardner popped out to shortstop
            • Reed Garrett relieved Blaine Hardy
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Judge doubled to deep right center
            • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Chad Green relieved Domingo German
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Candelario popped out to shortstop
            • C. Stewart: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Stewart flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blaine Hardy relieved Tyson Ross
            • G. Torres: Torres flied out to left
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Harrison flied out to center
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Ross Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gardner homered to right center
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
            • L. Voit: Foul, Ball, Foul, Voit grounded out to third, Judge to second
            • G. Bird: Ball, Bird grounded out to first, Judge to third
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Candelario flied out to left
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stewart walked
            • G. Greiner: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Greiner flied out to right
            • J. Mercer: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Mercer singled to left, Stewart to second
            • M. Mahtook: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Stewart scored, Mercer to third on catcher Sanchez throwing error, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • T. Ross Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Tauchman grounded out to first
            • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tulowitzki struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mahtook walked
            • J. Harrison: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos reached on fielder's choice to third, Mahtook out at second
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked, Castellanos to second
            • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Ross Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Gardner grounded out to second
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Judge grounded out to pitcher
            • L. Voit: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Voit walked
            • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bird singled to left, Voit scored, Bird to second on left fielder Stewart fielding error
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bird to third on wild pitch
            • G. Torres: Torres flied out to deep right
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike swinging, Stewart lined out to third
            • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mercer struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Ross Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez homered to left center
            • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Foul, Torres grounded out to shortstop
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu walked
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Tauchman reached on fielder's choice to second, LeMahieu out at second
            • T. Tulowitzki: Foul, Strike looking, Tulowitzki grounded out to catcher
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Harrison popped out to second
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to deep left
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodrum walked, Castellanos to second
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Candelario flied out to shallow left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Ross Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gardner singled to right center
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • L. Voit: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Voit lined out to right
            • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner stole second, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)