ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jordan Montgomery pitched six strong innings, Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez homered, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1.
About two hours before the start, it was announced that Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin is away from the team after a positive COVID-19 test.
The Yankees beat Tampa Bay for just the second time in seven games this season.
The AL champion Rays had won 18 of the last 23 meetings, including a five-game victory in last year’s Division Series.
New York slugger Luke Voit went 0 for 3 in his first game this season.
The major league home run leader last year, he’d been out after having knee surgery.