The Yankees started 2019 on the right foot, defeating the Orioles 7-2 at Yankee Stadium on Opening Day. >> Box Score
Nine things to know about Thursday's game…
1) Masahiro Tanaka tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and zero walks. Tanaka struck out five in the game for his first win in four Opening Day starts for the Yankees.
2) Luke Voit reached base four times and roped a three-run homer to Monument Park in center field in the first inning. Voit started at designated hitter for the Yankees, but will certainly get some time at first base this season.
3) The Yankees produced three hits in the first inning with exit velocities over 108 mph, with Giancarlo Stanton's single registering 120.6 mph off the bat.
4) Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with two singles, two walks and three runs scored. The three runs scored matches an Opening Day record for the Yankees shared with 15 others.
5) Adam Ottavino racked up three strikeouts over 1 1/3 innings in his first appearance in pinstripes.
6) After striking out in his first three at-bats, Greg Bird homered to quell the booing in the Bronx. Bird will need to keep hitting to stay on the roster when Aaron Hicks returns from the injured list.
7) Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki recorded his first hit as a Yankee, a double in the eighth inning.
8) All the Yankees in the starting lineup, except Brett Gardner, recorded at least one hit.
9) The win improved the Yankees' Opening Day record to 65-51-1.
The Yankees will look to create their first win streak of the season, facing the Orioles on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.