The Yankees were embarrassed by the Indians 19-5 on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Thursday's game...
1) Chad Green had his worst opening performance of the season for the Yankees. After Francisco Lindor and Greg Allen singled to start the game, Green walked Carlos Santana to load the bases. After Yasiel Puig went down swinging, Jose Ramirez hit a grand slam to center, giving the Indians an early 3-0 lead. After a mound visit, Green allowed another home run to Jason Kipnis, ending Green's night with just one out recorded and five earned runs.
2) Jonathan Loaisiga was first out of the pen to relieve Green, and things didn't go much better. The righty allowed a two run homer to Roberto Perez in the first, and then gave up another home run to Ramirez in the second. Loaisiga allowed four earned over 2.2 innings. Up next for the Yankees was Chance Adams, who also struggled, giving up five runs on 10 hits in 3.2 innings.
3) Didi Gregorius provided a bright spot for the Yankees offense, recording three hits on the night, including a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning.
4) Gary Sanchez lifted his 27th home run of the year in just 83 games.. His solo shot in the sixth inning made it a 12-3 Indians lead.
5) Aaron Judge's struggles at the plate continued on Thursday. The right fielder went 0-5 on the night with four strikeouts and four runners left on base.
The Yankees send RHP Masahiro Tanaka (8-6 overall, 4.64 ERA) to the mound on Friday in Game 2 of the four-game tilt against the Indians' Aaron Civale (1-1 overall, 1.00 ERA). First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.