NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — After their largest bats did loads of injury, the New York Yankees auditioned a brand new bullpen weapon for the stretch drive: Luis Severino.
Giancarlo Stanton lined a laser beam of a house run, Aaron Decide added a three-run shot and the Yankees powered previous the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Tuesday night time to maintain tempo within the crowded AL wild-card chase.
Joey Gallo additionally went deep — in opposition to his former crew — and a lastly wholesome Severino closed with two shutout innings in his first main league look for the reason that 2019 AL Championship Sequence.
“That was particular for me,” Severino stated. “It was actually irritating for somewhat bit.”
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New York, which remained a half-game behind Toronto for the ultimate American League playoff spot, has taken two straight from last-place Texas following a 7-15 slide.
Anthony Rizzo had an RBI single and scored each instances after he was hit by a pitch. Jordan Montgomery (6-6) struck out six in 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball, giving up one or much less for the eighth time in his final 10 begins.
“Beginning to get actually snug being on the market,” Montgomery stated.
Stanton drove in a run with a broken-bat groundout within the first after which ripped a solo homer contained in the left subject foul pole off starter Dane Dunning (5-9) within the third.
The ball left Stanton’s bat at 118.5 mph, the third-hardest-hit residence run within the majors this season.
“Large G, he hits it concerning the hardest I’ve ever seen within the sport,” Decide stated. “I’ll simply take my little lob photographs over the right-field wall.”
Gallo, traded by Texas to the Yankees in July, lofted a excessive drive into the second deck in proper to make it 4-1 within the sixth. Decide, who doubled earlier, despatched an opposite-field drive to right-center in opposition to Kolby Allard within the mist for his thirty sixth homer within the seventh.
“Simply reveals what this crew can do,” Decide stated.
Yankees reliever Michael King retired cleanup batter Adolis Garcia with a runner on second to maintain it 3-1 within the sixth after which struck out all three batters within the seventh trying.
“I’m excited what we’re seeing,” supervisor Aaron Boone stated. “Tonight was fairly particular, what he had going.”
Severino, reinstated from the injured record Monday, entered to a heat hand within the eighth from followers who additionally chanted his title. He gave up two hits and struck out two, flashing a mid-90s mph fastball and a pointy slider in his first massive league aid look since September 2016.
“Proud second for him, for his teammates and for all of us,” Boone stated. “Labored his tail off to get to this second.”
A two-time All-Star starter, the 27-year-old right-hander had Tommy John surgical procedure on Feb. 27, 2020, and his rehab development within the minors this season was slowed by a groin harm and shoulder tightness.
Within the clubhouse after the sport, Severino was given the crew’s championship belt for the night time.
“Actually thrilling,” Boone stated. “I feel he felt nice simply to be part of it … I feel there was some emotion in his voice.”
Added Decide: “He’s an enormous a part of this group, an enormous a part of this crew. … We’re gonna want him down the stretch, I do know that.”
Andy Ibañez had three hits for the Rangers (55-96), who’re 5 for 59 (.085) with runners in scoring place over the previous 9 video games.
“I don’t suppose anybody needs to be related to a 100-loss crew. We’re going to combat till the tip,” supervisor Chris Woodward stated.
Carrying a Yankees cap and pinstriped jersey, late-night discuss present host Jimmy Fallon threw out the ceremonial first pitch — accompanied on the mound by Corridor of Fame nearer Mariano Rivera. The 2 then embraced and autographed a baseball that Fallon tossed into the stands.
Rangers: RHP Matt Bush, out since early April with elbow irritation, threw 15 pitches Monday night time in his first rehab outing for Triple-A Spherical Rock. He’s scheduled to pitch once more Thursday.
Yankees: Setup man Jonathan Loaisiga (proper shoulder pressure) performed catch from 120 ft and will throw a bullpen Friday. The crew hopes to get him again by the tip of the season. … Decide obtained a little bit of a breather because the DH, with Stanton beginning in proper subject.
It was Stanton’s tenth residence run with an exit velocity of not less than 118 mph tracked by Statcast since 2015, together with postseason play. All different main league hitters have mixed for 10 such homers in that span.
“It’s a cool factor to see what the numbers are after the actual fact,” Stanton stated.
Rangers right-hander Kohei Arihara was assigned outright to Triple-A Spherical Rock and is predicted to start out for the Categorical this weekend in opposition to Tacoma.
Within the collection finale Wednesday night time, Yankees RHP Corey Kluber (5-3, 3.68 ERA) faces the rookie-laden Rangers for the primary time since pitching a no-hitter in opposition to them Could 19 in Texas. The one baserunner he allowed in that sport got here on a four-pitch stroll to Charlie Culberson within the third inning.
This will probably be Kluber’s second consecutive outing in opposition to a former crew, after going six innings final Friday in an 8-0 win over Cleveland, with whom he gained a pair of Cy Younger Awards. Kluber pitched one inning final 12 months in his lone season with Texas and tore a muscle in his shoulder.
LHP Taylor Hearn (6-5, 4.52) makes his Yankee Stadium debut in his tenth begin and forty first look for the Rangers this season.
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