The New York Yankees opened the month of August with a 7-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the series opener on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
Domingo Germán made his third start of the season for New York and surrendered a pair of runs over five innings of work. The right-hander picked up his first win of the season.
The Yankees jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first as Anthony Rizzo crushed a three-run home run over the bullpen in right-center. That was his 26th long ball of the season.
Seattle plated their first run in the top of the second as Kyle Lewis drilled a solo home run into the left-field seats to make it 3-1. In the bottom of the inning, Aaron Judge crushed his Major-League-leading 43rd home run of the season into the Mariners bullpen in left-center to increase the lead to 5-1.
In the top of the fourth, Adam Frazier hammered a two-out RBI single to cut New York’s lead to 5-2. In the bottom of the frame, Jose Trevino launched his eighth home run of the season over the left-field wall.
Trevino smacked his second home run of the game and ninth of the season into Monument Park in the bottom of the eighth to cap off the scoring. That was the first multi-homer game of his MLB career.
DJ LeMahieu had a nice night at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a walk.
Ron Marinaccio, Aroldis Chapman, Jonathan Loáisiga, and Wandy Peralta each tossed a scoreless inning in relief.
Jameson Taillon will get the ball on Tuesday as the Yankees will try to secure another series win. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.