Judge helps decide win for Tanaka

The Associated Press

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka delivers against the White Sox on Wednesday.

The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge’s latest mighty homer soared deep into left field, giving the Bronx one last jolt on a frigid night.

Until next time, Yankee Stadium.

Judge hit a homer to more than halfway up the bleachers, Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 9-1 Wednesday to wrap a superb homestand.

New York went 8-1 over its first stretch in the Bronx this season, its most wins in a homestand since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009. The Yankees have the major leagues’ best home winning percentage since last July 17 at .702 (33-14). They started 1-4 but have won nine of 10 since. New York was 8-14 last April.

“A lot of energy in this stadium this whole homestand, and I think we just kind of fed off that,” Judge said.

Judge followed Starlin Castro’s three-run shot in the fifth with his long drive for the Yankees’ first back-to-back homers of the season. Chase Headley hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Aaron Hicks also went deep to give New York a season-high four home runs.

Dylan Covey (0-1) got beat in his second big league start, allowing eight runs, 10 hits and three homers over five innings.Speech

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