Plagued by lack of run support in his first three MLB starts, Luis Severino finally got some support on Saturday and went on to win his first MLB game when the Yanks beat Cleveland 6-2.
It was Jorge Posada Day at the Stadium, and the Yanks retired #20. Today they will be retiring #46 for Andy Pettitte and I’ll be up for the game.
Before the game, the Yanks recalled Brandon Pinder and DFA’d Chris Capuano….again. It’s the third time in a month that he’s been DFA’d by the Yanks.
They also made it official and released Garrett Jones.
Michael Pineda will start for the Yanks on Wednesday. For now, they will be going with a six-man rotation.
Severino gave up a HR in the first and nothing more.
The Yanks got that run back and more in the bottom of the first. Ellsbury singled, Gardner homered (12) to make it 2-1 and after an out, McCann homered (22) to make it 3-1.
A Cleveland error made it 4-1 in the second and later in that inning, Beltran’s SF made it 5-1.
Both teams got runs in the eighth, the Yanks’ run coming on a SF by John Ryan Murphy.
With the win, the 68-54 Yanks stay 1/2 game ahead of the Blue Jays in the AL East.
Severino (W, 1-2, 2.74) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 4 walks and 6 K.
Warren 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 3.16
Betances 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 1.25
Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 2.03.