NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira has provided consistent power for weeks. The rest of the New York Yankees joined in Saturday.
Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Zoilo Almonte connected in his first start of the season and New York went deep five times for a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It was the second time since 2011 that five Yankees players homered in one game.
"It was nice to see," manager Joe Girardi said. "Our team is built for this park."
Brett Gardner and Alfonso Soriano also homered off a struggling Edinson Volquez to back five scoreless innings from David Phelps (1-0). Brian McCann added a two-run drive in the eighth against reliever Vin Mazzaro as New York won for only the second time in eight home games.
Coming off consecutive road shutouts against the crosstown rival Mets, the Yankees took their third straight following a four-game slide.
"We had a very good game overall," Soriano said. "That's what we expect."
Starling Marte homered and had three hits in his return to the starting lineup for the Pirates, winless at Yankee Stadium since Harvey Haddix pitched them to a 5-2 victory in Game 5 of the 1960 World Series.
Volquez (1-4) gave up six hits — four homers — and no walks in 6 1-3 innings, dropping to 0-4 in his last five starts.
Teixeira connected on a 1-2 pitch following Derek Jeter's single in the first for his eighth home run in his last 17 games. It was the 350th of his career, tying Chili Davis for sixth place among switch-hitters.
Almonte sent Volquez's first pitch of the third into the raised bleachers in right-center for his second major league homer. Called up from the minors Tuesday, Almonte was a late addition to the lineup when center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched with flu-like symptoms.
Gardner homered leading off the sixth and Soriano did the same in the seventh.
"They are great hitters and I made a lot of mistakes," Volquez said. "You cannot make a lot of mistakes in this ballpark."
After a rainout Friday night, 47,353 fans turned out on a beautiful afternoon for the Pirates' first visit to the current Yankee Stadium. They went 0-6 in interleague games at the old place, swept in a June 2005 series and again two years later.
Phelps pitched out of early trouble to earn his first win as a starter since July 4, 2013, at Minnesota. After beginning the season in the bullpen, the right-hander was making his third start since replacing injured Michael Pineda in the rotation.