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Urshela slam, Judge HR lead Yanks over Bosox, 5th win in row

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton
Posted at 10:44 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 22:44:44-04

THE BRONX — Gio Urshela hit his first big league grand slam, Aaron Judge homered for a career-high fourth straight game and the New York Yankees extended their winning streak to five with a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

At 6-1, the Yankees are off to their best start since 2003 — the equivalent of 16-3 over a 162-game season.

Boston dropped to 3-6. Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka made his season debut after recovering from a concussion sustained when he was hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton's line drive during practice on July 4.

Tanaka lasted just 2 2/3 innings.