In the first inning, the Yanks got two two-run homers (and Giancarlo Stanton was robbed of a solo shot) for four runs, and they rode that to a 4-3 win and a sweep of Seattle at the Stadium this afternoon.
With the win, the Yanks are at 50-22, and remain two games ahead (4 in the loss column) of Boston (50-26) in the AL East.
So in the bottom of the first, Clint Frazier singled and Judge homered (19). Stanton then hit one deep but was robbed of a HR. After another out, Torres singled and Andujar hit a 2-run HR (10) to make it 4-0.
Severino wasn’t totally on, but got the win. He gave up a 2-run HR to Seattle in the top of the second and another run in the sixth.
But those four runs on the two two-run HRS in the first held up. Final score, 4-3 Yanks.
A.J. Cole was placed on the DL with a pinched nerve in his neck. Luis Cessa off the DL and back with the team.
Frazier 2 hits. Played CF today.
Judge 2-run HR.
Didi 2 hits.
Torres 2 hits.
Andujar 2-run HR.
Severino (W 11-2, 2.24) 5 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave Up 1 HR
Robertson (H, 12) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.44
Betances (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.00
Chapman (S, 22) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.07