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Yankees Highlights: Aaron Judge puts the Yankees ahead again

The superstar slugger hit another home run to help the Yankees topple their rivals in their home opener.

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

It’s never a bad time to beat Boston, and the Yankees did just that on Friday. The Bombers arrived home for their season opener and took down the Red Sox 5-1, powered by a trio of blasts from their lineup.

Winner of the Game

Aaron Judge set the tone for this game early. After the Yankees fell behind 1-0 in the third inning, Judge took the lead away in one swing. He barreled a Ryan Weber offering over the wall in right-center, just past the leaping attempt of Jackie Bradley Jr. The two-run blast gave the Yankees a lead that they wouldn’t surrender for the rest of the night.

Honorable mention: Jordan Montgomery, for winning his first game in over a year. Brett Gardner, for getting his first hit of the season in style with a two-run home run in the eighth.

Loser of the Game

The Yankees didn’t do much wrong in this game. Montgomery did allow a solo home run to Michael Chavis, but otherwise was effective in his season debut. Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch, and eliminated himself on the basepaths when he got caught stealing on a hit-and-run play. Stanton’s been otherwise great this season, so if this is a bad night for him the Yankees could live with that.