Yankees vs. Red Sox – Game Recap – September 14, 2022

BOSTON — — Aaron Judge did not homer.

Gleyber Torres solely did the sequence.

Torres hit a 3-run, Little League homer to interrupt a fifth-inning scoreless tie, and the AL East-leading New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Wednesday night time for his or her fourth straight win.

Torres had three hits — the massive one a single that become a spherical-tripper when he took a large flip round first base to attract a throw after which made all of it the best way dwelling after the throw sailed into proper area.

“He’s fearless,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned. “An ideal job of not slowing down.”

A day after homering twice to succeed in 57 for the season — 4 in need of Roger Maris’ AL report — Judge went 1 for 4 with a stroll. He singled within the fifth after Aaron Hicks reached on an error, placing runners on first and second.

Torres lined a single to proper, and Alex Verdugo’s throw to the plate was too late to get Hicks. Catcher Connor Wong thought he had Torres making too massive of a flip and fired the ball to first however it sailed broad and into the outfield.

Judge got here round to attain, and Torres slid in head first to beat the relay. Judge was ready at dwelling to assist him to his ft — and have a good time.

“I used to be exhausted,” Torres mentioned. “But, I imply, like, joyful, too.”

Nestor Cortes (10-4) took a shutout into the fifth inning to present the Yankees the 2-sport sweep and their eighth win in 10 video games. Boston managed simply three hits and two walks off Cortes, who struck out seven and gave up one run in 5-plus innings.

Clay Holmes pitched the ninth for his twentieth save in 25 possibilities.

Red Sox rookie Brayan Bello (1-6) took the loss though all three runs he allowed had been unearned. He struck out six and walked one, giving up six hits in 5 innings.

THE WINDUP

Cortes went to an uncommon hesitation transfer to strike out Rafael Devers within the fourth inning.

After kicking up his proper leg as typical, as a substitute of stepping in direction of the plate he introduced it again behind his left leg and gave a lean in direction of the plate earlier than rearing again along with his left arm and letting the ball fly.

“I needed to do one thing completely different with him,” Cortes mentioned. “As quickly as I lifted up my leg, all hell broke unfastened.”

Cortes mentioned he hasn’t practiced the unconventional windup, and he did not even know what he was going to do till he did it. The movement was paying homage to fellow Cuban Luis Tiant, a 3-time All-Star who pitched for the Red Sox from 1971-78.

“I consider it as I’m going, and all of the stuff that comes out is actually as I’m going,” Cortes mentioned. “I used to be simply joyful it was a aggressive pitch.”

RALLY TIME

The Yankees led 4-1 within the eighth when reliever Jonathan Loáisiga allowed three singles to load the bases with one out.

Devers hit a tough grounder down the road that went off first baseman Marwin Gonzalez’s glove and thru his legs, bringing in a single run. JD Martinez grounded right into a fielder’s selection and beat the relay to first, which appeared to attain one other run.

But a replay evaluate confirmed he stepped in need of the bottom. The double play ended the inning.

The announcement despatched the Yankees operating off the sector and drew a combined response from the combined crowd that gave the impression to be overrun with visiting followers.

CROWD PLEASER

When Judge got here to the plate within the prime of the ninth, a vocal “MVP!” chant broke out — a lot louder than the half-hearted “Yankees Suck!” that the Boston followers tried earlier within the night time.

Judge struck out to steer off the ninth, however the Yankees scored one run to make it 5-2 on again-to-again line drives to middle area that handcuffed Abraham Almonte. Giancarlo Stanton was given a double however Torres’ shot that Almonte knocked down on the wall was referred to as a two-base error.

Josh Donaldson then hit a excessive fly ball to middle that Almonte dealt with, drawing a sarcastic cheer from the group.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Yankees: LHP Zack Britton, who hasn’t pitched within the majors this season, made a rehab look for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He pitched one inning, retiring the aspect so as on 11 pitches. … OF Harrison Bader (plantar fasciitis), enjoying his third sport for Double-A Somerset, went 2 for 4 with a solo homer.

Red Sox: 2B Trevor Story missed his second straight sport after injuring his left heel when he slipped on a base. … RHP Nathan Eovaldi (again) is scheduled to throw reside batting observe on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Yankees: After an off-day, go to Milwaukee for the beginning of a 3-sport sequence. RHP Frankie Montas (5-12) will face RHP Adrian Houser (6-9) within the opener.

Red Sox: Have Thursday off earlier than opening a 3-sport sequence towards the Royals in Boston. RHP Michael Wacha (11-1) will face RHP Jonathan Heasley (3-8) on Friday night time.

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