Victor Martinez beat the shift with a single to right field, but John Hicks became Luis Severino's third strikeout victim of the night to end the inning.
Miguel Cabrera grounded out to second and Nick Castellanos lined out to shortstop to start the frame.
After Ryan Zimmermann retired the first two hitters of the game, Gary Sanchez decided to make things interesting in the first inning, blasting a solo home run to left field to stake the Yankees to a 1-0 lead.
Aaron Judge dropped a two-out single into right field, but John Hicks caught him trying to steal to end the frame.
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