Gary Sanchez rebounds from poor defensive play on home runs, four pitchers are combined for a goalless relief, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to AL Wild. I won the card race.
Sanchez opened the Yankees in the second inning with rookie AJ Alexie (2-1) in his 22nd home run.
His play behind the plate contributed to three defeats during the fall from the New York playoff position: Sanchez tagged the runner against Mets, despite catching a throw in sufficient time. Unable to attach, allowed 9 wild pitches in Baltimore and missed a foul popped up with a 7-run inning by Cleveland.
New York built a 4-0 lead before the Rangers closed the gap with 3 runs 5 with Nestor Cortes as the harvest month rose above Yankee Stadium.
Chad Green (8-7) retired from 5 straight batters, Clay Holmes and Joely Rodriguez joined in 7th and 8th place, and Aroldis Chapman got 3 straight outs on his 28th save with 32 chances. Did.
New York won the second AL wildcard in Toronto’s half-game. With 11 games remaining, they are two games behind Boston, the league’s wildcard leader. The Yankees lost 15 of 22 games in a row of 13 games.
Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres’ run score hits around Giancarlo Stanton’s sacrifice fly made the lead in one-third of the three runs. Alexie defeated Brett Gardner and ran a base.
Cortez threw a shutout ball up to the fifth time Charlie Culberson led a home run. Leody Taveras and Isiah Kiner-Falefa fired consecutive doubles, Green threw a wild pitch with Sanchez barely moving, and rookie prominent Adolis Garcia hit a sacrifice fly.
Cortez made seven strikeouts, allowing three runs and five hits in 41/3 innings, 0-1 in the last five starts.
Alexie got off to a third big league start, allowing 4 runs, 4 hits and 6 walks in 3 1/3 innings. The Rangers fell to 55-95 for the first 100-defeat season since 1973.
The Yankees manager Aaron Boone defended Sanchez and acknowledged his achievements.
“Gary is sometimes a lightning rod, so one or two plays can actually get some torpedo shots or change the story, but that’s not always fair,” Boone said. increase. “I think it’s important to acknowledge the progress he has made in all aspects of the defense, as well as undoubtedly some major mistakes this week,” he said.
Joey Gallo missed 1 1/2 games due to neck pain, then walked 0-3 and played for the first time against the team he traded to the Yankees in July.
“It’s crazy. It’s weird to be on the other side,” he said. “It brings a lot of emotions and a lot of memories.”
Garo went to the Rangers locker room on the third base side before batting practice.
“He came across an enemy line at our clubhouse, and I was able to meet him in person, it was cool,” said Rangers manager Chris Woodward.
Yankees: RHP Domingo German (inflammation of the right shoulder) can be activated as soon as Tuesday. Jameson Taillon (right ankle tendon) may play in a minor league match on Wednesday. … RHP Luis Severino (Tommy John Surgery) was activated for the first time since 2019, but did not pitch.
LHP Jordan Montgomery (5-6, 3.63 ERA) will strike out his career’s best 12 strikeouts without a decision in Baltimore and will face Texas RHP Dane Dunning (5-8, 4.28) on Tuesday night.
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