NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit another long home run and Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven effective innings as the New York Yankees concluded their first homestand of the season with a 9-1 victory rout of the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Judge hit a 448-foot home run with two outs in the fifth inning off Dylan Covey (0-1). The ball traveled so far that it landed a few rows in front of the flags in the left field bleachers.
Besides hitting several long home runs during batting practice, Judge hit four home runs in the first homestand as New York went 8-1 and won for the ninth time in 10 games.
Chase Headley and Starlin Castro also homered for New York (10-5), which is off to its best 15-game start since 2010. Aaron Hicks added a home run as a pinch hitter in the eighth for the final run.
Those home runs were enough for Tanaka (2-1), who allowed one run and six hits for his eighth straight home victory. He struck out six, walked two and threw 96 pitches.
Jose Abreu snapped his 0-for-19 skid with three hits for the White Sox. He also drove in Chicago's lone run with a double.
Covey was tagged for eight runs and 10 hits in five innings.
Headley made it 2-0 when he drove a 1-1 fastball into the Yankees' bullpen beyond the right-center field wall with none out in the first.
The Yankees took a 3-0 lead on a bloop single by Austin Romine with none out in the second. New York increased its lead to 4-0 on a groundout by Torreyes for the first out of the inning.
Chicago made it 4-1 when Tim Anderson scored on a long double to left-center field by Abreu with one out in the fourth. Tanaka walked Avisail Garcia to put runners at first and second but struck out Cody Asche and retired Leury Garcia on a groundout.
The Yankees took a 7-1 lead when Castro belted a 3-0 fastball into Chicago's bullpen beyond the left-center field fence. Two pitches later, Judge crushed a 1-0 curveball into the upper rows of the left field bleachers.
NOTES: Chicago LHP Jose Quintana spent Tuesday taping a segment for NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." During the roughly 90-second segment, Quintana taught Fallon a few Spanish phrases. "It was fun," said Quintana, who learned English by watching the show. "It was a great time." Chicago manager Rick Renteria also saw the segment and said: "It was pretty interesting. Pretty funny." ... New York C Gary Sanchez (strained right biceps) made throws for the first time since getting injured April 8. Manager Joe Girardi said Sanchez did not experience any discomfort. ... Chicago 3B Todd Frazier missed his fourth straight game recovering from the stomach flu. Renteria said Frazier is feeling better and was available. ... An official scoring change gave Chicago 1B Jose Abreu an error on a ground ball that originally was scored an infield hit by New York CF Jacoby Ellsbury in Monday's game.
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