Stanton, meanwhile, had been quiet since stroking a pair of homers on Opening Day in Toronto and had struck out a career-high five times in Tuesday's home opener, so his opening blast carried special value - especially since he proceeded to strike out three more times. Stanton was booed in the eighth inning after the first five-strikeout game of his 11-season professional career.
"That's what we're here to do", Stanton said, flashing a grin.
"Hopefully we'll put some back-to-back-to-backs in there", Stanton said, "but it's good that we all got one today". Giancarlo is coming off a series against the Blue Jays in which he reached base eight times and hit two home runs. Stanton's team-mate Didi Gregorius was not too anxious by the crowd's reaction. "You can't afford to go 2-and-0 to guys that can now sit dead read on a certain pitch and do the damage that they're paid to do". "It's not because they hate you", Gregorius said. Cashner also faced the Yankees on July 3, 2016, for San Diego in a six-inning start and notched his lone win against NY on August 2, 2013, also for San Diego. "He showed the ability to just square up a baseball, and he had a great night for us".
When he got to the dugout, he exchanged laughs and smiles with Judge. After players broke character and jumped around Ohtani to celebrate, Mike Trout pointed to the field and instructed Ohtani to take a curtain call. Second baseman Ronald Torreyes, in his first game this season, saved a run with an inning-ending over-the-shoulder grab of Wilson Ramos' pop into short right. Three of those hits were home runs, marking the fourth time he allowed at least three homers and the first time while pitching in the American League.
Trout, Justin Upton and Luis Valbuena also homered for the Angels. He finished three for four, including a hard-hit liner for a single in the eighth.
Wednesday's home run ball traveled an estimated 458 feet and had an exit velocity of 117.9 miles per hour, according to Statcast.
"It really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be", he said.
"Not ideal for me, but a good thing it's not all about me", he said. "That was a factor". Judge connected off reliever Matt Andriese, the pitcher who gave up a home run to Judge in the slugger's first big league at-bat in August 2016.