CLEVELAND (AP) – Has quality at bats. Have power. There is an emergency.
For one of the first times this youth season, New York Yankees played out their paychecks.
“Tonight we have shown what we are,” shortener Gleyber Torres said after the Yankees started the tough first half and rallied for a 6-3 win first. Cleveland Indians on Thursday night in the opening match of the series of four games.
Rougned Odor’s two-game, two-game single broke the seventh draw – and could have jarred New York for its joy – as the Yankees won for the second time in eight games and at least also temporarily alleviate the worries of their passionate fans.
“We’ve been looking for that hit for a while,” manager Aaron Boone said of Odor’s clutch single. “To deliver it there is huge. It was just a big blow for us. “
Odour hit just .107 and on a 3 to 28 slip as he went upstream beat Nick Wittgren (0-1) with a 3-3 draw. He hit his solo header through the middle to score for Aaron Judge and Torres as the Yankees recovered from a 3-0 deficit in the first game.
“I like those situations,” said Odor.
Kyle Higashioka scored in the eighth game for New York, the team that came on with its worst opening of a season since 1991, when Stump Merrill managed and Don Mattingly controlled the first base.
Domingo Germán (1-2) after being demoted back to the substitute coaching site and at fault for himself in the first six innings to the last. The right hand wins for the first time since serving the baseball team’s domestic violence policy that began in September 2019 and ended his season with an 18-4 record.
Jonathan Loaisiga and Chad Green combined for two relief innings, and Aroldis Chapman beat one side while walking in the ninth inning to save his third.
Torres took three hits, one night after he was criticized for not running to full speed in the seventh half in a loss to Atlanta. Boone met Torres later and left the 24-year-old happy.
In the opening match, Boone thought Torres played “happier”.
“I care a lot about my team,” says Torres. “That wasn’t the story of last night. Tonight, I’m just playing my game and trying to help my team win. ”
The Yankees have beaten the worst AL-.205, embarrassing a team filled with talent and boasting a payroll of $ 200 million. Boone has adjusted his squad – and laid off struggling players Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sánchez – in hopes of giving strength to his side.
He’s pleased with the results as the Yankees are patient at the standings, drawing nine peak walks during the season and putting runners on the basis. New York scored the most runs since April 11 and had the most hits since April 7.
“That’s us,” he said.
The Indians, who lost to New York in the final round of last season, dropped four out of five and saddened coach Terry Francona’s 62nd birthday.
Cleveland’s pitches have been steady throughout the season, but the Yankees left starter Aaron Civale to work hard and the Indians didn’t throw enough shots.
“There’s the entire staff tonight, nothing special,” Francona said. “The boys are usually pretty good at smashing the area, and they will. It hurts us tonight ”.
Germán did not look as though he would stay long after giving up the first three runs – when he dropped a bounce could have knocked him out of the round. But he stabilized and kept the Indians from scoring two goals over the next five innings.
“The performance is remarkable considering how things in the first part played out,” said Boone.
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Francona spent eight seasons in Boston, where he lived and breathed the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.
And even though the Bronx Bomber was in town, Francona said their visit didn’t leave him reminiscent of those days.
“I’ve been here for 9 years and I can barely remember last week, so no”, he said with a laugh. “Those are different people. I have enough to go up the stairs in my brain without being overwhelmed. “
Not known for his pace, the Indian DH Franmil Reyes got his first career treble.
Reyes fired a shot into the center-left space and slipped inside his first three-kick in his 1,136 disc appearance.
Yankees: 3B Gio Urshela was out of the squad after he suffered a belt in Wednesday’s defeat. Boone said he was only present in the event of an emergency, but hopes he will return on Thursday. … Boone says 1B Luke Voit is still making progress and may return in the next few weeks after knee surgery. Voit will begin polishing practice next week at the alternate site in Scranton. He has led major tournaments in the home team last season and Boone says the club remembers his presence at the club.
The two left side head-to-head in the sixth match as Cleveland’s Logan Allen (1-2) kicks off against New York’s Jordan Montgomery (1-1).
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