Gleyber Torres went off on Sunday night, furthering the New York Yankees mission to kill any chance of the Boston Red Sox playing in October.
The New York Yankees came away with a solid 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.
Masahiro Tanaka put together an outing just good enough to keep the Yankees ahead. He threw four innings, allowing four earned runs and eight hits.
Tanaka then turned the ball over to Chad Green, who had one of the best games of his season. He tossed three perfect innings, punching out five along the way. Adam Ottavino gave up a solo shot to Mookie Betts but managed to keep the Yankees up three runs. After scoring a couple of insurance runs, the bombers handed the ball to Jonathan Loaisiga, who recorded two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth.
Gleyber Torres led the Yankees offense to a 10-run performance. He opened the scoring in the second inning with a no-doubt two-run shot over the monster.
Gleyber Torres, who definitely won’t have power in the big leagues, has 35 home runs https://t.co/e0g862Efw1
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) September 9, 2019
The scoring continued in the third with a ripped RBI single by Aaron Judge and an RBI fielder’s choice grounder by Gary Sanchez.
114.2 mph exit velo on this RBI single from Aaron Judge pic.twitter.com/l5hOXO4OP7
— Big Baby David (@BigBabyDavid_) September 9, 2019
In the fourth, Mike Tauchman launched a homer to left to give the Yankees a 6-2 lead.
The offensive barrage continued in the fifth inning when Judge launched a solo shot for his second RBI of the game.
Additionally, Torres beat out a potential double play ball to tack on another RBI.
Finally, in the ninth, the Yankees added two more important insurance runs. Edwin Encarnacion hit a bouncer that got over Rafael Devers playing on the grass. Then, Torres struck again, lining a double off the monster for his fourth RBI of the day.
Savage of the Game - Gleyber Torres
Torres finishes the night with three hits, four RBIs, and two runs scored. He kicked off the scoring and put the final insurance run nail in the coffin. This was one of Torres’ best games of the year and goes a long way in the quest to burying the Boston Red Sox.