Luke Voit hit a three-run home run and Aaron Judge added his Major League-leading ninth long ball, supporting Jordan Montgomery’s strong six-inning performance as the Yankees edged the Braves, 9-6, on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium.
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Voit’s fifth homer of the season provided an early advantage while Judge continued to impress, pelting an advertising board overlooking the right-field bullpen with a 432-foot blast as the Yankees remained undefeated in The Bronx this season. Their only ‘home’ loss thus far came in a rescheduled game at Philadelphia.
Montgomery carved through Atlanta’s lineup with relative ease, firing five scoreless frames before Marcell Ozuna touched the left-hander for a three-run homer in the sixth.
Montgomery’s curveball was absent in his last start but re-emerged as a reliable weapon throughout his 78-pitch effort, helping him scatter four hits with a walk, striking out four.
Mike Ford delivered a two-run double in the third inning as the Yankees thumped Braves starter Touki Toussaint for six runs (five earned) over four innings. Ford, who doubled again in the 7th to bring home another run, is stepping in as the Yanks’ likely designated hitter against right-handed pitching while Giancarlo Stanton is on the injured list with a left hamstring strain.
Mike Ford with a MISSILE ???
It's a 6-0 Yankees lead after three!
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Judge, who leads the Majors in homers and RBIs (20), crushed his solo shot in the fifth inning off reliever Bryse Wilson — the fifth he has hit in five games at Yankee Stadium this year. Judge was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning with the Yankees leading by five runs.