Didi’s Big Day Gets Yankees a Win in Home Opener
After the New York Yankees' home opener was delayed by snow on Monday, Didi Gregorius seemed to be fueled by the rain and mist that permeated Yankees Stadium on Tuesday.
Didi went 4-for-4 with 2 HRs and 8 RBIs to lift the Yanks to an 11-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. And much of that damage came after the Rays rallied to tied the game at 4-4, scoring three runs in the sixth off reliever Jonathan Holder - who recorded just one out.
That spoiled a decent outing from New York's Jordan Montgomery. He wound up with a no-decision after leaving with a 4-1 lead, having given up a run on two hits and four walks over five innings.
Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner each added a pair of hits, while Giancarlo Stanton went 0-5 with five strikeouts - getting booed as he walked back to the dugout after his final at bat.
Tommy Kahnle was credited with the win, working an inning and two-thirds of scoreless relief. David Robertson and Chasen Shreve worked a perfect eighth and ninth, respectively.
The Yanks (3-2) and Rays (1-4) play the series finals Wednesday afternoon (1:05). Luis Severino (1-0) is scheduled to face Blake Snell (0-0).