Montgomery beats the Yankees for the second time

Jordan Montgomery beat the Yankees for the second time since they traded him last summer, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 win over Gerrit Cole on Sunday that capped a disappointing 3-3 road trip for New York.

On a day when Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected for the fifth time this season, Montgomery (6-7) allowed one unearned run, two hits and three walks in 6 2-3 innings. He held New York hitless until Gleyber Torres doubled with two outs in the sixth.

The 30-year-old left-hander made his major league debut with the Yankees in 2017 and was traded to the Cardinals on Aug. 2 for center fielder Harrison Bader. Montgomery beat the Yankees four days later, allowing two hits in five shutout innings.

Givoanny Gallegos relieved after Jake Bauers’ two-out RBI single in the seventh and struck out pinch hitter Billy McKinney. Gallegos walked Oswaldo Cabrera on four pitches beginning in the eighth and then retired his next three batters.

Jordan Hicks allowed a hit and a walk in the ninth, then retired Kyle Higashioka on a groundout to end a three-hit series.

With the Cardinals leading 2-1, Brendan Donovan hit a two-run home run in the seventh off Jimmy Cordero0.

New York (46-38) is 11-13 since the reigning AL MVP tore a ligament in his right big toe on June 2 while making a catch at Dodger Stadium.

DJ LeMahieu went 0 for 4 and is hitting .167 (13-for-78) in his last 21 games. Boone was thrown out by home plate umpire Dan Merzel while Torres was batting in the third. The coach complained from the bench about a 3-1 pitch to LeMahieu that was called a strike despite being well above the strike zone. Boone has been ousted 31 times during his managerial career.

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New York split a six-game road trip that began in Oakland against the league’s worst A’s and ended with the Cardinals, last in the NL Central.

Cole (8-2) allowed two runs and in five innings with two walks and five strikeouts.

Jordan Walker and Andrew Knizner each had run-scoring singles in the fourth. St. Louis added a run in the eighth when Dylan Carlson stole third and continued home when Higashioka’s throw bounced down the left-field line and erred.

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