With one swing — and the stare and bat flip that followed — Giancarlo Stanton breathed one big sigh of relief into Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees slugger had been booed as early as Opening Day and again in the first inning Monday as he remained hitless for an offense that was also off to a slow start. But by the fifth inning, he quieted those concerns as quickly as his 471-foot moonshot reached the terrace in left-center field.
Stanton turned boos into roars from the crowd of 9,008 when he crushed a grand slam to break open the game and send the Yankees to a 7-0 win over the Orioles on Monday night.
Jordan Montgomery was sharp, tossing six shutout innings with seven strikeouts, mowing down an Orioles lineup that was coming off a sweep of the Red Sox in Boston. The Yankees’ pitching staff had been solid through the first three games, but had only one win to show for it because of a lack of run support.
The big bats finally began to break out, though, with Stanton leading the charge and Aaron Judge adding his first home run of the season — after Gary Sanchez had been responsible for the Yankees’ only two long balls through the first three…