MLB: Yankees dominance | The Journal of Montreal
The Yankees once again demonstrated why they are the best team in major league baseball by smashing the Boston Red Sox 13-2 on Sunday in New York.
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The Bronx Bombers exploded with eight-run production in the fourth inning and their rivals were never able to recover.
DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge, Matt Carpenter, Aaron Hicks, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Tim Lacastro all produced at least one run in that fateful engagement. Of these, only the last expelled the ball out of bounds.
Later in the game, Joey Gallo also stretched his arms in the winners’ camp.
On the mound, starter Gerrit Cole (9-2) had another good outing. The 31-year-old right-hander allowed two runs on four hits in seven innings of work. He also struck out 12 opponents and gave up no walks. Relievers Lucas Luetge and Jonathan Loaisiga continued their good work, each passing two Sox players through the mitt in one inning on the mound.
Dirty hit by a strike
In addition to being humiliated by their great rivals, the Red Sox lost the services of pitcher Chris Sale (0-1) in the first inning.
The southpaw received a strike from Hicks on the hand he throws the ball with and was forced to end his game. The bullet hit the gunner when it had a speed of 170 km/h. Heading towards the shelter of his family, Sale made a sign to his teammates which did not bode well.
It was only the 33-year-old veteran’s second start in 2022, as he suffered a stress fracture in his ribs early in the season.
And 14 for the Mariners!
At Globe Life Field, the Seattle Mariners won their 14th straight game by defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2.
Ty France led his team to good port by producing two points thanks to a long ball and a productive single. Cal Raleigh also sent a ball out of bounds for the visitors.
Chris Flexen did well as the starting gunner, but was taken out of the game after allowing a solo homer from Marcus Semien. Ryan Borucki (2-0) shut out Rangers in one and a third innings to add the win to his record.
Glenn Otto (4-6) struggled in the loss, allowing four hits and three earned runs in six innings. His successor Garrett Richards was no better, however, allowing as many runs and just one fewer hit in just a third of an inning.