LVenezuelans Gleyber Torres and Rougned Odor homered to back up another solid start by Jameson Taillon and the struggling New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Sunday.
Without the stellar Aaron Judge and five other of his peers who also recently tested positive for COVID-19, the Yankees won their second straight game against Boston after losing their first seven meetings to the Red Sox this season.
New York he was left with two of the three games of a series originally agreed to four commitments before Thursday’s meeting was postponed for diagnostic tests and contact tracing. Boston, which has lost six of its last eight games, closed the weekend with a half-game lead atop the AL East over Tampa Bay and seven games ahead of the Yankees.
Taillon (5-4) pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings, in which he allowed four hits, in his 100th career start. He’s 4-0 in his last five outings. Chad Green came out of trouble in the sixth inning to protect a three-touchdown lead.
Ryan LaMarre, recently promoted from branches, hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, his first with the Yankees and his first major league home run since September 2019.
DJ LeMahieu reached 30 games in a row on base, the longest streak in the majors this season, with a single that opened the door to a run in the third inning.
towers reached five home runs this season when he was entangled with a pitch on account of 0-2 by Martín Pérez (7-6) to start the second entry. Torres also homered in his last atturn on Saturday, a 3-1 victory in six innings due to a heavy downpour. It is the first time he has hit home runs in consecutive games since June 2019.
For the Yankees, Venezuelans Rougned Odor 3-2 with two RBIs and three runs; Gleyber Torres 2-1 with two RBIs and one scored. The Dominican Gary Sánchez 3-0.