CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) – Gerrit Cole brushed off giving up back-to-back home runs and worked six strong innings, leading the New York Yankees to a 13-4 win over the Cleveland Guardians in the first game of a split doubleheader.

Cole was tagged for consecutive homers in the second inning by Josh Naylor and Franmil Reyes before settling in.

The right-hander allowed Cleveland just one other hit and struck out six.

Matt Carpenter homered twice and drove in four runs and DJ LeMahieu added a solo shot off rookie Kirk McCarty for the Yankees, who lead the majors with 131 homers. New York has won 24 of 30.

Game 2 of the doubleheader is tonight at 6:10 p.m.