Jordan Montgomery put together his most effective start at the big-league level, and eight extra-base hits powered the Yankees to a 7-0 victory.
The Yankees only recorded doubles and home-runs in yesterday’s contest. Starlin Castro, Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge each hit doubles as the Bombers offense clicked against converter reliever Joe Biagini. Their first run scored after Rob Refsnyder reached on an error, stole second and then moved to third on a Brett Gardner fly out. Hicks then continued his hot hitting with an RBI double, then Judge hit a double of his own to make it 2-0.
The Yankees made it 3-0 in the bottom of the seventh when they pushed another run across when Castro led off with a double, and then Didi Gregorius immediately followed with another one.
The Yankees put an exclamation point on the game once Biagini was out, and reliever Jason Grilli entered. Gardner led off the inning with a solo home run, then two batters later, Matt Holliday, Castro and Gregorius went back-to-back-to with solo shots of their own to make it 7-0.
Montgomery was quite effective in six strong innings. He allowed just three hits, walked three and struck out five Blue Jays. Joe Girardi used his setup men and closer to get the final nine outs, as Adam Warren, Tyler Clippard and Dellin Betances combined to throw three no-hit innings.