Yankees Win Their Third Series in a 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

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

Catcher Gary Sanchez has missed the streak and won't be back from injury until May.

Girardi talks about Masahiro Tanaka's start tonight and Chase Headley moving up to No. 2spot in lineup. Manager Joe Girardi said Sanchez did not experience any discomfort.

Similar to Michael Pineda there was always this conception about Yankees righthander Luis Severino. Chase Headley to third.

The New York Yankees are off to a hot start to open the 2017 Major League Baseball season, but are they for real?

Now, he's gone from the California country to playing in New York City, where he takes taxis to the ballpark and gets recognized in the street.

New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro rounds first base after hitting a three-run home run against the Chicao White Sox during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium.

But after the Yanks had completed a wildly successful opening homestand by taking eight of nine games, and after Judge's bashful turn for the TV cameras - "I just took my swing and kind of started running" - he came close to admitting how it felt to send one over the upper left field bleachers.

448 feet at 116 miles per hour strong.

"I never thought about it", Gonzalez said of the skid. But he settled for a double high off the left-field fence despite a 102.8-mph exit velocity.

Of more significance though, every Yankees starter had a hit in the game, and only one (Judge) had two hits. Chicago improved to 5-3 on its trek while NY saw its potent offense go limp as it mustered just four infield hits and a bases-loaded walk for its sole run on Tuesday after erupting for 49 runs and 13 homers during its eight-game winning streak. Headley hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat off White Sox rookie Dylan Covey to give the Yankees a 2-0 first-inning lead. "That's the biggest thing", said Judge, who is hitting.277 and only has 15 strikeouts in his first 47 at-bats. "And then Judge hit one to the moon".

Gonzalez (2-0) allowed four hits - all infield singles - and one run in 8 1/3 innings, struck out four and walked one.

"I was trying to throw a slider for a strike and he got me with it", Severino said.

It was his latest "WOW moment" in his first full season in pinstripes, prompting several #AllRise hashtags from his adoring fans on Twitter and a raucous reaction from his teammates on the bench. "I couldn't hear much".

Would he look at the video of his homer later? "I had the meniscus removed back in '77", he said.

Yes, I think so. "That's the mentality that Rick and I think everybody here has right now". "He's lost a little bit of weight", Renteria said. It was coming out of the hand right. It has depth to it, more bite to it, " helping to produce an early double play grounder to erase a none-out, first-and-second spot in the second inning. Jose Abreu made a nice diving grab to double-up Toe at first and end the inning. The right-hander induced 10 groundouts, struck out six and allowed six hits and two walks, lowering his ERA from 8.36 to 6.00.

Obviously it's an open question on whether Covey can stick in the rotation, but two strikeouts in his first 47 batters faced certainly doesn't speak well to having the stuff to pitch over his command struggles at the moment.