The Yankees picked up right where they left off last night against the Tigers in their win in Detroit Wednesday night. Much like last night, the pitching was good enough not to need much run support, but Luis Severino got plenty of it anyway in the 10-2 victory.
Gary Sanchez continued his assault on baseballs in the month of August with a first inning home run for his 26th of the year. The Yankee catcher has been on an incredible tear this month, and added two hits and three RBI to his impressive totals tonight. Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius chipped in two hits a piece as well, with one of Judge’s coming in the form of a booming double off the wall with the bases loaded and one of Gregorius’ being a solo home run. It was Didi’s 19th dinger of the year.
The leader of the offense in the hit category, however, was Ronald Torreyes with four hits. He continues to admirably fill in for All-Star Starlin Castro with more offense than most could expect of a bench player. Chase Headley hit his eighth homer of the year after running into some terrible luck on hard hit balls the last two nights.
On the pitching side, Severino was great. He allowed six hits in 6.2 innings with most of them coming in the final two innings of work when Severino had to labor a bit more than at the beginning of the game. He struck out eight batters, walked just one, and gave up his lone run on an Ian Kinsler home run in the sixth.
With a big lead and a rested bullpen, Joe Girardi got Chad Green and Tommy Kahnle some work. The latter has struggled a bit as of late, so getting him into a low pressure situation was a good idea. He handled it with relative ease for the first two outs of the inning before Jose Iglesias launched a solo shot to left field and Dixon Machado doubled. Kahnle was ultimately able to close it out. Green struck out four batters in 1.1 innings and allowed just one hit.
New York gets the series victory and goes for the sweep in the day game tomorrow afternoon. Jaime Garcia will be on the mound opposite Michael Fulmer for Detroit. The game will be on YES tomorrow at 1:10 pm ET.