This was Yankee Stadium's first game since the installation of expanded netting that extends five sections past the dugout down each foul line, a move made after several fans were hurt by foul balls previous year.
Stanton, who had two home runs in his Yankees debut in Toronto last week, struck out in all five of his plate appearances during the home opener.
"You put up a performance like that, you should get some boos", Stanton said.
Jordan Montgomery had a solid outing in his season debut for the New York Yankees on Tuesday, but he has nothing to show for it other than a good earned run average. The Yankees improved to 4-2 under new manager Aaron Boone and won their 11th straight home series against the Rays.
Elsewhere, Shohei Ohtani got his first major league home run and his first celebratory ice bath.as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 13-2. His first home run of 2018 was a no-doubter to left field, flying low and fast and scoring Torreyes, who collected his RBI single earlier in the inning.
Giancarlo Stanton picked a bad day to have his first five-strikeout game. As he rounded third, he took an imaginary handoff from coach Phil Nevin.
"I don't know", Boone said when asked about his progress. "Stopped playing back in high school".
"So I think I'm going to layer up in some Vaseline, get a nice little lather going", Kiermaier said.
The guy struck out 5 times. At the same time, 21 of New York's 35 runs have scored on homers.
Gary Sanchez followed suit in the bottom of the third by busting out of his 1-for-22 start to the season by hitting his first home run, a two-run shot in the bottom of the third to extend the Yankees' lead to 4-1.
"Not ideal for me, but a good thing it's not all about me", he said. Judge, the reigning American League home-run champ, at least had been getting on base - he owns a.444 on-base percentage for the season - whereas Sanchez had been mired in an 0-for-17 slump.