Luis Severino struck out 9 over 5 scoreless innings for his first win of the season, and the New York Yankees hit 3 domestic runs as they beat the Toronto Blue Jays Eight-Three on Sunday of their regular-season domestic finale.
New York (102-55) moved 47 video games over .500 for the primary time since its record-setting 114-victory season in 1998. The AL East champions clinched home-field merit within the AL Department Collection beginning Oct. four and are competing with Houston for the highest checklist within the AL. New York went 20-Zero-Three in collection at domestic since dropping two of 3 to the Chicago White Sox in mid-April.
Aaron Pass judgement on put the Yankees forward two batters in with a 420-foot homer to left-center that went off the tip of his bat, his 26th homer this season and 14th in his remaining 29 video games. Brett Gardner added a three-run power later within the inning and DJ LeMahieu made it 6-Zero with a two-run homer in the second one.
Severino (1-Zero) has pitched 9 scoreless innings this season. He made his debut Tuesday after getting better from a lat harm suffered whilst warming up for his first spring coaching get started.
He allowed 3 singles and a success batter whilst strolling none, throwing 54 of 80 pitches for moves. He precipitated 13 swings and misses, 11 on fastballs and two on sliders. Having a look in a position for the postseason, Severino threw 46 fastballs that averaged 96.five mph and crowned out at 98.7 mph. He jumbled together 18 sliders and 16 changeups.
A 25-year-old right-hander who went 19-Eight remaining 12 months, Severino figures to get yet one more get started sooner than the playoffs.
LeMahieu has set profession bests with 26 homers and 99 RBIs in his first season with the Yankees following 8 within the NL. Gardner, New York’s longest-tenured participant, additionally has set profession highs with 27 homers and 72 RBIs.
Giancarlo Stanton was once Zero for 1 with a stroll and a sacrifice fly, leaving him four for 10 with 3 RBIs since coming back from a knee harm.
Toronto opener Wilmer Font (2-Three) gave up 4 runs within the first and was once adopted via Trent Thornton. Former Yankee Billy McKinney hit a two-run homer off Tyler Lyons within the 7th and a solo power towards Nelson Cortes Jr. within the 9th. With 11 homers, McKinney changed into the 13th Toronto participant with 10 or extra, tying the checklist set via New York this 12 months.
BEAST OF EAST
New York is 54-20 towards the AL East with two video games at Tampa Bay left, on course for the most productive checklist for a workforce inside its department.
IN THE SEATS
New York drew Three,304,404 in 79 domestic dates, a median of 41,828. The Yankees crowned Three million for the 21st instantly 12 months however had been down from Three,482,865 in 81 dates remaining 12 months, a median of 42,998. Sellouts dropped from 23 to 12.
Yankees 3rd baseman Gio Urshela became to chase Randal Grichuk’s flare into left within the first and bumped appropriate into 2d base umpire Joe West. Urshela is hitless in his remaining 16 at-bats.
Claimed on waivers from the Yankees on Friday, Breyvic Valera entered at 2d base within the 6th in his Blue Jays debut.
Toronto batters reached double digits in strikeouts for the 15th time in 21 video games, whiffing 15 instances for the second one instantly day.
Yankees: DH Edwin Encarnación (left indirect) and C Gary Sánchez (left groin) may go back for the overall regular-season collection beginning Friday at Texas, despite the fact that supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned there was once an out of doors probability Encarnación may play Wednesday at Tampa Bay. … CF Aaron Hicks (appropriate elbow flexor) is as much as 90 ft in his throwing program as he tries to keep away from Tommy John surgical procedure however is unsure for the postseason.
Blue Jays: Toronto performs Baltimore on Monday to start out a six-game homestand.
Yankees: New York begins a two-game collection Tuesday at Tampa Bay. CC Sabathia is scheduled to make his first regular-season aid look.
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