NEW YORK (AP) — A few issues have remained fixed for the New York Yankees all season: They maintain getting harm they usually maintain successful video games.
Aaron Choose and Gio Urshela homered early as a makeshift Yankees lineup pounded David Value in a 7-Four victory Sunday night time that despatched the defending World Collection champion Boston Crimson Sox to their eighth consecutive defeat.
However no pleasure comes with out ache for the AL East leaders nowadays. All-Star second baseman Gleyber Torres was lifted within the late innings due to a core situation and despatched to the hospital for assessments. Urshela was changed at third base within the ninth, a couple of innings after fouling a ball laborious off every leg in a span of three pitches.
”It has been a loopy yr in that means, with the quantity of issues which have occurred to guys bodily,” supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned. ”But it surely’s additionally been one thing that is been an actual rallying cry for us.”
X-rays on Urshela had been damaging however he had wraps on each legs after the sport. He mentioned he was feeling higher and deliberate to journey with the crew to Baltimore.
With solely three projected regulars within the batting order, the banged-up Yankees received their fifth straight and accomplished the primary four-game sweep of their longtime rivals since August 2009. New York (72-39) maintained its eight-game division lead over Tampa Bay and dropped the third-place Crimson Sox a whopping 14 1/2 behind – to not point out 6 1/2 video games out of a playoff spot.
”That is what we’re presupposed to do. We’re a first-place crew,” Choose mentioned. ”We simply went on the market and took care of enterprise. It would not matter who we play.”
Boston has misplaced eight in a row for the primary time since an eight-game skid in July 2015.
”General, a horrible week,” supervisor Alex Cora mentioned. ”There is not any doubt in my thoughts these guys can flip it round.”
Handed a 7-Zero lead after three innings, J.A. Happ (9-6) improved to 10-Four towards the Crimson Sox, who completed 1-Eight within the Bronx this yr and are 4-11 within the season sequence. He beat Value (7-5) in a matchup of beginning pitchers who simply got here off paternity depart.
The rollicking sellout crowd of 47,267 gave a struggling Value the Pedro Martinez remedy, chanting ”Who’s your daddy?” throughout his newest flop at Yankee Stadium.
”I wasn’t going to overlook this begin. That wasn’t going to occur,” Value mentioned.
Within the Yankees clubhouse after the sport, Happ addressed his teammates with a message to maintain transferring ahead no matter all of the accidents.
”This entire crew is hard. Everybody’s powerful. We all know what we have been by way of, so I believe that motivates a whole lot of us,” Choose mentioned. ”We all know how laborious it’s. We all know how beat up all people is. We have got to remain in there and maintain combating.”
The beginning was delayed 69 minutes because of a menace of rain, although it remained nearly fully dry all through.
Happ sailed by way of 4 innings earlier than Christian Vazquez and rookie Michael Chavis hit back-to-back homers within the fifth. With two outs within the sixth, Andrew Benintendi chased Happ with a two-run single that shaved it to 7-4.
Luis Cessa struck out Chavis with two on and labored 2 1/Three hitless innings. Chad Inexperienced bought three outs for his third main league save and second this season.
Choose despatched a no-doubt solo drive into the elevated bleachers in right-center within the first. It was his first dwelling run in 58 at-bats since July 19.
Choose walked within the third and Urshela, batting cleanup, launched a two-run homer off the again wall of Boston’s bullpen in left-center. That was the primary of six straight two-out hits – 4 for further bases – after which a stroll that ended Value’s night time.
Brett Gardner and Cameron Maybin hit consecutive doubles. Mike Ford, a 27-year-old undrafted rookie out of Princeton carrying No. 74, had an RBI single. Third-string catcher Kyle Higashioka laced his second double off Value, and No. 9 batter Mike Tauchman added a two-run single in a half-inning that took 28 minutes.
”It simply snowballed,” Cora mentioned.
Value stood behind the mound, head lowered together with his again to dwelling plate, as he waited to be pulled after throwing 75 pitches in solely 2 2/Three innings. The left-hander gave up a season-high seven runs and 9 hits earlier than strolling slowly to the dugout. He’s 0-Three with a 10.59 ERA in simply 17 innings over his final 4 outings.
Value additionally fell to 1-7 with a 9.61 ERA in eight begins at Yankee Stadium since signing a $217 million, seven-year contract to affix the Crimson Sox earlier than the 2016 season. The lone win got here on June 2 this yr.
”I’ve confronted them quite a bit. Simply bought to search out one thing completely different,” Value mentioned.
Yankees: CF Aaron Hicks went on the 10-day injured record with a flexor pressure in his proper elbow. Hicks will not throw for per week to 10 days, however the crew is optimistic he’ll return this season. Gardner turns into the first heart fielder. … SS Didi Gregorius returned to the lineup for the primary time since rolling over his left wrist fielding a ball Wednesday. … All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez seemingly will start a minor league rehab project this week and is anticipated to rejoin the Yankees subsequent weekend in Toronto. … Ford performed first base, with DJ LeMahieu getting a relaxation after returning Friday from a sore groin. Edwin Encarnacion (damaged proper wrist) and Luke Voit (sports activities hernia) are sidelined. LeMahieu entered for Torres within the eighth.
Boston recalled RHP Ryan Weber from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned RHP Colten Brewer, RHP Josh Smith and INF Marco Hernandez to its high farm membership.
Crimson Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (9-8, 5.74 ERA) pitches Monday night time towards Kansas Metropolis LHP Mike Montgomery within the opener of a seven-game homestand. The 2016 AL Cy Younger Award winner was 4-1 in 5 July begins regardless of a 7.94 ERA.
Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-6, 4.78) takes the ball Monday night time at last-place Baltimore when New York begins a seven-game journey towards two AL East also-rans. Tanaka hasn’t lasted greater than 4 innings in both of his previous two outings and is 1-Four with a 7.40 ERA on the street this yr.
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