Texas Rangers Lose to New York Yankees – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth



While Aaron Judge still has three more games to try for his 62nd home run for the New York Yankees, Luis Severino was nearly perfect in a promising final outing before the playoffs.

Severino faced a career-low 21 batters while going seven hitless innings in just his third start since missing two months with a strained right lat before breaking out against the Texas Rangers’ New York bullpen in the Yankees’ 3-1 win. on monday night

Judge has gone four games without a homer, and was the only one in the final 16 to tie Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 on Wednesday in Toronto. He went 1-for-4 with an infield single against Texas, and 2-for-12 with five walks and a hit on that last long ball.

The Yankees and Rangers play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday before closing out the regular season on Wednesday.

Coach Aaron Boone said after the game that he had not yet spoken to Judge about whether he would play both games on Tuesday.

“I’ll go with him, figure out what we want to do,” Boone said.

Boone had a one-sided conversation with Severino (7-3). The manager wouldn’t push it.

Severino wanted out and said he was “1,000%” honest that he could finish without a hit. But he understood why Boone didn’t give up.

“I think it was a good decision,” Severino said. “I haven’t gone out there and hurt myself and not been good in the postseason. We’re looking for a bigger picture.”

Severino threw 63 of 94 pitches for the reigning AL East champions.

“It’s a bad decision that happened because he was still very effective,” Boone said. “Having to be the one to shut that down isn’t fun, but it’s what you have to do.”

Judge has a chance to become the AL’s first Triple Crown winner since Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in 2012. Minnesota’s Luis Arraez leads the way with 130 RBIs with a .315 and 311 batting average.

With a crowd of 35,906 wearing Yankees jerseys and chanting “MVP!, MVP!” When Judge did bat, his hit came in a frame that started in the top of the sixth when he was blocked, with a groundout, a strikeout and a liner into a double play.

“We did a nice job of keeping him at bay,” Rangers interim manager Tony Beasley said. “It didn’t hurt us at all. I thought we threw the ball well in general.”

Severino, hoping for a postseason rotation spot, struck out seven and averaged 97.9 mph on 47 fastballs, topping out at 100.3 mph. He threw 17 changeups, 16 sliders, 11 sinkers and three cutters.

“I felt good from the start,” Severino said. “Today’s ball was fast, it was on point.”

Texas’ lone escape was Josh Smith, who walked in the third and was promptly erased when No. 9 hitter Bubba Thompson hit an inning-ending double.

“Sure he was going to get that no-hitter … the fastball had a crazy life today,” catcher Kyle Higashioka said, comparing his 2021 Texas catch to Corey Kluber’s 2021 catch about six weeks after the San. Even Diego’s Joe Musgrove didn’t make it there for Rangers.

Castro, in his first appearance since July 10 after recovering from a strained shoulder, struck out Adolis Garcia to open the eighth. Rookie third baseman Josh Jung, who is hitting just .195, singled against shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Jonah Heim followed with another solid single before Kole Calhoun’s RBI single.

Marwin Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton hit home runs in the eighth against reliever Jonathan Hernández. Stanton drove for 457 yards and reached 30 homers for the seventh time. The referee kicked between those long balls.

Scott Effross pitched the ninth for his third save with the Yankees.

Martín Perez (12-8) allowed just one run over six innings, giving up five hits and five walks. The Rangers had five of their club-record doubles behind the All-Star lefty.

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