Even generational talents like Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout couldn’t get the best of the Yankees’ mustache brigade. 

New York’s left-hander Nestor Cortes was brilliant, as always, while Matt Carpenter—the new addition hitting leadoff on Thursday—blasted his third home run in a Yankees uniform as the Bombers cruised over the Angels in the first game of a doubleheader, 6-1. 

Carpenter’s solo shot set the tone, a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first on the 11th pitch of his at-bat against Ohtani. It was a no-doubter, soaring high into the second deck down the right-field line.