On Wednesday afternoon, all eyes were on Jordan Montgomery as he made his Major League debut. Despite one mistake, he was filthy against the Tampa Bay Rays lineup, and the Yankees offense was able to back him up late in the game, leading to a 8-4 win at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The Yankees got on the board in the bottom of the fifth on a bases loaded walk by Aaron Hicks, and a wild pitch during Matt Holliday‘s at-bat. In the bottom of the sixth, Aaron Judge hit a RBI single, Brett Gardner reached on a throwing error, Jacoby Ellsbury singled and Hicks hit a RBI ground out. Gardner would later leave the game after a brutal collision with Rickie Weeks. The Yankees later tacked on two more insurance runs on a Judge home run.
Montgomery went 4.2 innings pitched, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out seven. Mitchell relieved Montgomery and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless inning, Tommy Layne gave up a run on two hits in his inning of work, Jonathan Holder retired a batter and Aroldis Chapman retired two batters.
— It’s the series finale between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays as the Yankees go for the series sweep. Luis Severino will start for the Yankees and Matt Andriese will start for the Rays. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.