Luis Severino's Masterpiece Leads To Easy New York Yankees Win
May 24, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees were able to take the third game of their series with the Royals thanks to a dominant outing by Luis Severino.

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Luis Severino chose a great night to have the best start of his career as he led the way to a 3-0 New York Yankees shutout win in front of a crowd of 34,610 at Yankee Stadium.

New York drew first blood via a Didi Gregorius solo home run in the bottom of the third off Kansas City Royals’ starter Jason Hammel. It was the shortstop’s third home run of the year, and it would be all the Yankees would need.

Severino tossed eight innings of four-hit, shutout ball while striking out seven in what was easily his best start of the campaign. The 23-year-old was aggressive, feisty and firing on all cylinders.

The righty handed the ball to the interim closer Dellin Betances, who fanned Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer to finish off a 3-0 victory for New York to put them back to 10 games over .500.

Razzle Dazzle: 

With eight innings of shutout ball by Luis Severino tonight, he registered his fourth start of 2017 with at least five strikeouts and one run or less allowed. The rest of the Yankees’ staff has also combined for four.

With 114 pitches thrown, he is now the fourth-youngest Yankees starter to toss 114 or more pitches in a single. Only Sam Militello, Joba Chamberlain & Dave Eiland were younger.

Wall: 1, Ellsbury: 0

Jacoby Ellsbury left Wednesday’s contest with a concussion and neck sprain after colliding with the wall in center field on the first play of the game. Aaron Hicks replaced Ellsbury, who will likely find his way on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

What’s Next: 

The Yankees and Royals will play the final game of this three-game series on Thursday afternoon.

Masahiro Tanaka will make his 10th start of the year coming off a disaster against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday in which he allowed six earned runs over three innings of work. Over his last two starts, the Yankees’ ace has surrendered 24 earned runs over 12.1 innings (17.51 ERA).

First pitch will come your way at 1:05 p.m. ET on the YES Network.