Montgomery gets 1st win, Yanks beat White Sox for 8th in row

18 MAR 2015 Pittsburgh Pirate's Willy Garcia watches his three run homerun leave the yard during the Major League Baseball Spring Training game between the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates at Mc Kechnie Field in Bradenton FL

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Chicago 3B Todd Frazier missed his fourth straight game recovering from the stomach flu.

The Cubs came from 6-2 down to get past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 and back to winning ways on Tuesday.

NY went 8-1 in its first stretch at Yankee Stadium this season, its most wins in a homestand since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009.

Speaking of the name Garcia, Avisail continued his incredible start to the season tonight with a three-run bomb in the seventh inning to make it a four-run game for the Sox.

Despite the somewhat quiet night, the Yankees (9-4) would not be off to their best 13-game start going 10-3 in 2010 without their third baseman's production. You add to what Pineda has accomplished in three starts and the Yankees have something special going in the first two weeks of a season that was always a question about their starting rotation.

Severino pitched a career-high eight innings, struck out 10 and gave up just three hits - but he surrendered two long home runs, and a Pete Kozma error at shortstop in the seventh set Severino up for the loss. He walked Jacoby Ellsbury to load the bases for Matt Holliday, whom he struck out.

The Blue Jays' slump continued as ace Marcus Stroman struggled in a home start against the Red Sox.

Judge became the first Yankee under the age of 25 to hit five home runs in the Yankees' first 15 games since Derek Jeter in 1999. Stroman now owns a 4.05 ERA this season as Toronto fell to 2-11.

"It's been exciting", Girardi said.

"When I played with the Yankees it was a great time, especially because they gave me an opportunity after I played for the Mets". The Yankees have the major leagues' best home winning percentage since last July 17 at.702 (33-14). It seems like he regularly hits balls on top of the (restaurant in) center field.

After getting the outstanding outing from Gonzalez, the White Sox turn to Dylan Covey (0-0, 1.69 ERA).

The veteran slugger triggered a five-run third with a titanic shot into the raised bleachers beyond the left-center bullpen, his first home run at Yankee Stadium. They survived a late onslaught by the White Sox, who scored three in the seventh and one in the ninth.

Andrew Benintendi was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and both Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts drove in runs for the Red Sox.

Jose Abreu broke an 0-for-19 skid with three hits, including an RBI double in the fourth. He lost his shutout bid when Yolmer Sanchez hit a three-run homer on his 88th and final pitch, but he showed plenty to the Yankees, who first began noticing him during spring training.

NEW YORK (AP) - The way Jordan Montgomery keeps his cool on the mound, it's hard to believe he's a rookie.

Judge's blast, which completed a back-to-back with Starlin Castro, gave NY an 8-1 lead. Quintana (0-3, 6.75) is scheduled to start against Corey Kluber (1-1, 6.38). Nick Vincent pitched a flawless eighth before Evan Scribner allowed Christian Yelich's third home run in the ninth.

"I kind of left it over the middle of the plate but it was the first pitch, I mean trying to get a strikeout basically", Covey said of the pitch to Judge. CC Sabathia (2-0, 1.47) starts against rookie RHP Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 12.15).

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