Judge homers, Montgomery sharp, Yanks top Sox in home opener

Yankees Home Opener
Posted at 10:51 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 22:51:38-04

THE BRONX — Aaron Judge homered for the third straight night, Jordan Montgomery cut up one of the league’s hottest lineups in his 2020 debut and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 in their first home game of this coronavirus-shortened season.

Judge took aim at Yankee Stadium’s short right field porch in the third, a half-inning after starting a double play from right.

Gio Urshela and Brett Gardner hit their first home runs of the season, Chad Green pitched two perfect innings in relief, and Adam Ottavino and Jonathan Holder closed up shop.

Michael Chavis homered for Boston and Phillips Valdez impressed with 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.