Taillon, Torres, Odor, Kids and a few small balls lead Yankees to series victory over Red Sox – CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork / AP) –Gleyber Torres and Rougned Odor scored to support another strong start from Jameson Taillon as the exhausted New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Sunday night.
Playing without all-star slugger Aaron Judge and five of his teammates who also tested positive for COVID-19 recently, the Yankees won their second straight game against rival Boston after losing the first seven meetings this year.
New York won two of three in a series originally scheduled for four games before Thursday’s scheduled opening was postponed for testing and contact tracing. Boston, which lost six of eight, left town with a half-game lead in the AL East over Tampa Bay and seven ahead of the fourth-placed Yankees.
Taillon (5-4) pitched 5-1 / 3 scoreless innings with four hits in his 100th big-league start, dropping to 4-0 in his last five outings. Chad Green escaped a jam in the sixth to protect a three-point cushion.
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Ryan LaMarre, just recalled from the minors, added a two-run homer in the eighth – his first with the Yankees and his first in the majors since September 2019.
DJ LeMahieu extended his baseline streak to 30 games, the longest in the big leagues this season, with a single that set up a third inning.
The unnamed New York outfield of LaMarre, Greg Allen and Trey Amburgey started the night with 12 career homers – the least for a Bronx Bombers starting line since June 10, 1991.
Not exactly Mantle, Maris and Berra, but that’s okay tonight.
Torres hit his fifth homerun on a 0-2 pitch from Martín Pérez (7-6) leading the second. Torres also scored his last time on Saturday night in a 3-1 win that was called off after six innings due to heavy rain. This gave him long balls in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game streak in June 2019.
Odor hit a simple decay in the lead of the fifth and scored on Greg Allen’s sacrifice fly. He added a two-run homerun in the seventh to make it 5-0.
Red Sox: 1B Christian Arroyo stretched his left hamstrings in third when he stretched for a throw. He was replaced by Bobby Dalbec. It was the first career first base appearance for Arroyo, who has played every other position in the infield. Ahead of the game, manager Alex Cora said Arroyo had gained more playing time and that he and the team were comfortable with him at first goal. … OF / 1B Danny Santana (sprained left quadriceps) is expected to drop off the casualty list on Monday after completing a rehabilitation assignment on Sunday with Triple-A Worcester. … SS all-star Xander Bogaerts doubled up twice after missing Saturday night with pain in his left wrist. He was lifted for a nip in the eighth as Boston led 7-0.
Yankees: RHP Luis Severino threw 30 pitches to batters, simulating two innings. “I thought he threw the ball really well. It looks strong, healthy, ”said manager Aaron Boone. Severino will likely face hitters again in five or six days before potentially starting a minor league rehab mission. He hasn’t launched into the majors since 2019 after undergoing surgery at Tommy John, and his comeback has been slowed down due to a groin injury suffered on June 12 during an appearance in rehab. … Boone said RHP Darren O’Day’s season is likely over with a left thigh injury. … Boone said the six Yankees players who recently tested positive for the coronavirus were doing pretty well with the symptoms. RHP Jonathan Loaisiga, one of those players on the COVID-19 injured list, was due to fly to New York and join the team by Tuesday, according to Boone. … RHP Michael King (contusion in the right middle finger) still feels discomfort and will not throw for five to seven days. … Amburgey came out after four innings with a right hamstring cramp and was replaced in the lineup by Brett Gardner. … A leaping LaMarre hit the right wall of the pitch with a thud while trying to grab Christian Vázquez’s brace in the fifth inning and was shaken. LaMarre was controlled by Boone and two athletic coaches, but stayed in the game. LaMarre was called up from Triple-A ahead of the game to replace OF’s Tim Locastro, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a torn right ACL.
Red Sox: Go to Buffalo for Game 1 of a three-game series Monday night against the division rivals Blue Jays. RHP Nick Pivetta (7-4, 4.30 ERA) faces Toronto RHP Ross Stripling (3-5, 4.34).
Yankees: After a day off, RHP Domingo Germán (4-5, 4.72 ERA) start Tuesday night at home against RHP Philadelphia Aaron Nola (6-5, 4.53) in the first game of a series two-game interleague.
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