TORONTO (AP) Giancarlo Stanton felt like a rookie again.
Stanton began his Yankees career in style and hit the hardest hit home track since Major League Baseball recorded the starting speed in 2015 and added an RBI double and a second Homer in the mid-field party deck in the ninth. Stanton's four RBIs led the Yankees 6-1 on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays and brought Aaron Boone to victory in his first game as a professional manager.
"My biggest challenge, I told myself, should be quiet," Stanton said. "You want to get the first one out of the way and then you can relax."
Stanton was silently treated by the Yankees with the exception of Head Athletic Coach Steven Donohue He returned to the dugout after the second home run. So Stanton high fictional imaginary hands.
"I had to get it late," he said. "But I have some Air High 5s."
Stanton became the seventh Yankee to complete several homeruns on the opening day, the first since Joe Pepitone in 1
"Every game seemed like it was a really good place in it," Boone said.
Stanton picked up a strike by JA Happ (0-1) in the first inning, then a 426-foot, two-run drive to the right at 117.3 mph.
"It's an interesting feeling, man" Stanton said. "It was like my first ever."
Stanton led the Major League with 59 home runs last year and won the NL MVP, then was taken over by Derek Jeter's payroll-rousing Miami Marlins and joined AL Rookie of the Year at Aaron the resurgent Bronx Bombers, who had to clinch a victory behind the World Series last year. Stanton became the first player to be in his first Yankee platform appearance since the first judge two years ago.
"We have it in us," said Stanton. "From top to bottom we will be tough."
Stanton doubled John Axford in the fifth round, hitting Tyler Clippard (434 feet) in the ninth game.
"All day, I thought he won pitches," Boone said.
Luis Severino (1-0) scored 5 2/3 scoreless innings for the Yankees, who won their opening victory for the first time since 2011.
"The key to the game was Severino," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "He got us off the hook pretty well."
Brett Gardner hit home in the seventh leg on Danny Barnes. Richter joined, doubled and moved to New York, which opened the season with a road win for the first time since 2006 in Oakland.
"It's definitely fun to really do it and get a good score," Boone said
Boone has been a television broadcaster since retiring as a player after the 2009 season. New York fired Joe Girardi after the game's 7 loss to Houston in the AL Championship Series and decided it needed a new approach.
Severino was visited by pitching coach Larry Rothschild after he had made consecutive walks in the front row Kendrys Morales.
Happ (0-1) allowed three runs – two earned – and four hits in 4 2/3 innings. Kevin Pillar was in the first position of Dellin Betances in the eighth. Betances and Aroldis Chapman retired the last six battles in turn.
The Blue Jays have lost seven direct house openers, the longest break in franchise history. Torontos Mom
"My mother sent me many emojis this morning," Boone said before the game. "Many hearts, prayers, the whole bit."
ALARM ABOUT DONALDSONS ARM
Gibbons said 3B Josh Donaldson deals with the dead in his limb. Donaldson's throws to first baseman were noticeably weak.
"He was definitely a bit offside, so maybe we need to take him a little more DH," Gibbons said. "We do not think it's a big deal, it's just dead."
The Blue Jays deducted the number of late pitch Roy Halladay in a pre-game tribute and added his name to their level of excellence. Instead of a first pitch, Hallady's teenage sons Braden and Ryan placed a ball on the hillside, covered in a black cloth with Halladay's 32 in white. Halladay died when his two-seated plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on November 7.
In his postgame summary, Gregorius had used a face in Fear Emoji for Stanton and wrote, "I feel bad for the balls." Gregorius attributed only three RBIs to him.
Yankees radio station John Sterling's first homerun calls for Stanton were in Italian: "Giancarlo, not si puo de stoparlo!" That means "Giancarlo, you can not stop it!" [19659002GOINGYARDINOPENERS
Other Yankees who homed twice on the opening day were Babe Ruth and Samuel Byrd (1932), Russ Derry (1945) and Roger Maris (1956)
Yankees: 1B Greg Bird (right ankle) and OF Jacoby Ellsbury (strained right angled) were placed on the 10-day DL retroactively on the 26th of March … BY Clint Frazier was placed on the 7-day concussion DL, retroactively to the 26th of March. INF / OF Tyler Austin was recalled by Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes Barre
Blue Jays: SS Troy Tulowitzki (right heel) was placed on the 60-day DL and guaranteed that he would play at least 30 games for a seventh consecutive Season will miss. The move will take place retroactively on the 28th of March. Tulowitzki suffered a season-end ankle injury on July 28 and was unable to attend the Toronto showroom. … of Anthony Alford (right hamstring) and OF Dalton Pompey (right wrist) were placed on the 10-day DL retroactively on the 26th of March.
Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka is 9-4 with a 2.95 ERA in 15 starts against Toronto.
Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez had an AL best 3.00 ERA in 2016, but only made eight launches last season due to persistent bladder problems. He is 2-2 with a 2.40 ERA in 13 career games against New York, including three starts.
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