Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin made history with home runs in their first at-bats, and the Yankees hit five home runs to power over the Rays for an 8-4 win. >> Read the full AP game recap at SNY.tv...
- Batting with two outs in the second inning, Austin connected for a solo home run and Judge followed with one of his own. They became the first pair of teammates in baseball history to hit home runs in their first plate appearances.
- Masahiro Tanaka allowed two home runs of his own, getting charged with four runs over seven innings. He struck out eight in the win.
- Starlin Castro evened things up in the fourth with a solo home run and Aaron Hicks put the Yankees up for good with a three-run shot an inning later.
- Didi Gregorius added a two-run home run to right field in the seventh, which was his 15th of the year.
- Tommy Layne pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
The Yankees will look to sweep the Rays in the finale of their series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. RHP Luis Severino (1-7, 6.42 ERA) is scheduled to pitch for the Yankees and face off against RHP Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 3.69 ERA).