Published: Sun, June 11, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

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The Bronx Bombers' barrage in their 16-3 drubbing of the Orioles on Saturday began when Aaron Judge - who else? - hammered a home run harder than any recorded hit in the Statcast era, which began in 2015, a rocket with a 121.1 mile-an-hour exit velocity. With Dylan Bundy set to face Jordan Montgomery in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 9.5 runs.

According to's Mark Fischer, Judge initially set the MLB-high when he hit a 119.4 miles per hour home run against the Orioles on April 28.

Hicks was batting.205 with two homers and 12 RBIs through New York's first 58 games past year after joining the team in a trade from the Minnesota Twins. It was his third career multihomer game and second this year.

"I would say (Judge) definitely got us started", Sanchez said.

Tillman's ERA in seven starts this season is now 8.01, and his Yankee Stadium ERA swelled from 6.34 to 7.94.

"He continues to shine", manager Joe Girardi said.

Subbing for injured center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, Hicks opened the sixth with a go-ahead homer into The Judge's Chambers section at the back of the lower level of right-field seats, where fans dressed in black robes rejoiced. Hicks made the Yankees' catch of the night, snaring Adam Jones' swiftly-dropping liner to finish off Tyler Clippard's 1-2-3 eighth, before Austin Romine smacked a bases-loaded, two-run single in the bottom of the frame to finish the scoring. "I would think it'd be sooner than later", Showalter said.

Hicks turned in his second multi-homer game of the season. He retired 17 of the last 18 batters he faced.

Montgomery (4-4) won his second straight start after laboring through 4 1/3 innings at Baltimore on May 29.

Montgomery (4-4) set a career high with eight strikeouts in the longest outing of his 11 major league starts.

"That was an outstanding play...he continues to shine, and he's been really helpful", Girardi said of Hicks. He's struggling and Baltimore has seen him a lot.

The team's offense didn't help, its only runs coming on Jonathan Schoop's two-run homer in the second inning.

The Yankees matched their biggest inning of the season by scoring six times with two outs in the first off Tillman.

Starlin Castro hit a solo homer and Chase Headley lifted a sacrifice fly to the warning track in right in the second. In a May 31 start, he gave up seven runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings. Dylan Bundy (6-5) tossed six solid innings but lost for the fourth time in five outings.

"It's a tough lineup over there, obviously, so you've just got to make quality pitches from the get-go", Bundy said.

"I really didn't have to search for anything that first inning".

Orioles: RHP Darren O'Day was placed on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with a right shoulder strain. When the fifth inning was done, the Yankees where ahead by 14 runs.

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