Game 6. Yanks get 4 in 9th to win 7-3. Ex-Yankees OF Cerv dies at 91.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Orioles pitchers walked 11 Yankees, including Matt Holliday 5x, as the Yankees rallied from 3-0 down with 4 runs in the 9th to win 7-3. The win makes the Yanks 2-4 on the year with their home opener tomorrow afternoon.

CC Sabathia became the first Yankee starter to get into the sixth, and Ronald Torreyes had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Can you believe the mighty mite leads the Yankees in RBI?

The Orioles got 2 in the second and 1 in the fifth, but Torreyes got a 2-run triple in the sixth to get the Yanks back in the game.

Aaron Judge tied the game up in the eighth with his first HR of the year. He had two hits and 2 RBI in the game.

In the ninth, Holliday led off the inning with his fifth walk of the game, and after Jacoby Ellsbury, pinch-running for Holliday, stole second, Chris Carter walked. Starlin Castro singled in a run to make it 4-3, Yanks. Pete Kozma pinch-ran for Carter and Chase Headley walked to load the bases. Judge made it 5-3 on an RBI groundout, and Austin Romine got a SF. Another run scored on a throwing error after the SF.

Sabathia 6 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 4 walks, 3 K. 1.64
Clippard 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 3.00
Betances (W, 1-1, 3.86) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K.
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K.

Bob Cerv, a backup Yankees OF of the 1950s and early 1960s, who famously roomed with Maris and Mantle during the 1961 season, died at the age of 91. Cerv was with the Yankees 1951-1956, the Kansas City Athletics 1957-1960, had a second tenure with the Yankees in 1960, was chosen by the Los Angeles Angels in the expansion draft, was with the Angels for a brief time in 1961, back with the Yankees for a third tenure 1961-1962, and finished his career in 1962 with the Houston Colt-.45’s (the Astros original name).

As a Yankee, Cerv never got into more than 87 games in any season, but he had a great 1958 for the A’s, hitting 38 of his career HR that year. He made his only All-Star team and finished 4th in MVP voting (Mantle was 5th) by hitting .305-38-104, OPS+ 159.

For his career, he hit.276 with 105 HR. His 162 g. average was .276-21-73, OPS+ 122.

In ten WS games, he hit .258 (8 for 31) with 1 HR and 1 RBI.



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