The New York Yankees have struggled with injuries all season, but still keep winning games. The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Sunday to win two of the three games of the weekend series although AL MVP Aaron Judge was out due to a foot injury sustained on Saturday. Just an excellent overall effort. In that game, a lot of winning things occurred, according to manager Aaron Boone. After scoring on soft-contact grounders in the seventh and eighth innings, New York added insurance with a two-run home run in the ninth.
The Dodgers, despite J.D. Martinez’s home run, lost the final two games of the series. Potter Holmes around the seventh. In four of his last six starts, the right-hander has held opponents to one run or fewer. The game’s first run was scored in the seventh on a grounder to short by Kyle Higashioka, who was filling in for Judge in right field. After reaching base via a base single, Bauers moved up to third after Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s bunt caused Brusdar Graterol to throw the ball away.
Yankees: Play the Chicago White Sox in the first of six home games beginning on Tuesday. In six of his previous eight starts, RHP Clarke Schmidt (2-5, 5.01 ERA) has pitched at least five innings. Dodgers: Play Cincinnati on the road starting on Tuesday. In his previous four starts, RHP Tony Gonsolin (3-1, 1.77 ERA) has a 3-0 record. Clay Holmes (4-2) pitched one inning to earn the victory, while Wandy Peralta recorded his fourth save by getting the final four outs.
Bobby Miller of the Dodgers and Domingo Germán of the Yankees engaged in a six-inning pitcher’s duel. In the first six innings, only four hits were registered by the two sides combined, and the right-handers matched zeroes. The Dodgers’ rookie starter Miller gave up just one hit in six innings, becoming him the first pitcher since at least 1901 to do so in each of his first three big league starts. In his third start, the 24-year-old right-hander struck out seven while walking two. Martinez’s solo shot to level the score at 1-all came off of pitcher Germán’s 6 2/3 innings, during which he gave up one run and four hits.
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