Rizzo Again! Leads Late Comeback & Sweep. NY 3 Miami 1

Anthony Rizzo led the Yankees with his bat for the 3rd straight game since he was acquired — this time getting a clutch 1-out, opposite-field RBI single in the 8th to tie the score 1-1. Aaron Judge then singled in a run to put the Yanks ahead en route to a 3-1 win and series sweep in Miami.

This was a game where the Yanks had been shutout on 2 hits for 7 innings by Miami stud Sandy Alcantara.

1. Monty Pitched Well Again — No Win

Jordan Montgomery pitched well again. His one mistake came early — a leadoff double to start the game, then an infield single and that was all it took — a groundout scored a run and Miami was up 1-0 in the 1st inning.

After that, Monty mowed down Miami batters.

He got into a little trouble in the 5th — a leadoff single then a walk, but then got out of the inning with no runs by inducing 2 straight groundouts — the first one forcing the runner at 3rd. Monty was pinch hit for by Greg Allen in the top of the 6th — so finished with 5 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 5 K’s — throwing 81 pitches.

2. Yanks Late Rally

Miami relieved Alcantara with Anthony Bass in the top of the 8th and the Yankees pounced. Brett Gardner singled, Giancarlo Stanton got on base due to an error by 3rd baseman Ryan Anderson — and then Rizzo came up against lefty reliever Richard Bleier. Rizzo slapped a single to the opposite left field to tie the score.

Aaron Judge then ripped a single to left to put the Yanks ahead.

In the 9th, the Yanks got an insurance run when Gleyber Torres singled with 2 outs, then came around to score on an error by Miami 2nd baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. who booted a slow infield roller to 2nd, then threw it away past 3rd base.

3. Yank Bullpen Shuts Door

The Yankee bullpen shut the door on Miami with 4 scoreless innings:

  • Clay Holmes pitched 1.2 innings of shutout ball,
  • Newly acquired (from Texas) Joely Rodriguez pitched 1/3 of an inning shutout ball (the last out of the 7th — to get the win and go 3-3 on the year),
  • Zack Britton pitched a shutout 8th (allowing a walk but then getting a double play), and
  • Aroldis Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning, striking out 2.

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