Gary Sanchez homered and Aaron Judge reached base four times as the Yankees beat the Pirates 9-5 on Thursday.>> Box score
Things to know about Thursday's game
1) Gary Sanchez, working on ensuring that fans don't forget how good he is, smashed a three-run home run in the third inning. Sanchez finished the day: 2-4, HR (3), 5 RBI, 2B.
2) Aaron Judge went 2-2 with 2 RBI, 2 R and 2 BB.
3) Sonny Gray struggled with his control, as he walked three batters in three innings. His final line: 3 IP, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
What's next for the Yankees
The Yankees host the Astros on Friday at 6:35 p.m.