Yankees LHP Jordan Montgomery allowed three runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings against the Rays during his major league debut on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Montgomery gave up five hits, walked two and struck out seven while tossing 89 pitches (61 strikes).
He allowed a long two-run homer to left field to Rickie Weeks in the first inning. The unearned run came due to an error by 2B Starlin Castro in the fifth inning.
Montgomery retired the side only once -- in the second inning -- and struck out the last two batters he faced in the fifth inning before being removed from the game.
In Spring Training, he allowed three earned runs in 9 1/3 innings while striking out 12 and walking one en route to winning the fifth starter job.