Wandy Wins It. Voit & Stanton Bombs Propel Yank Sweep; NY 2 Boston 0

Wandy Peralta got out of a big jam that starter Luis Gil got into in the 5th, then made the play of the game in the 6th — picking up a line drive that hit him and throwing a “pee” to 1st base to nail the runner with 2 outs, preventing the runner on 3rd from scoring — to lead the Yanks to the 2-0, 7-inning win over Boston for a doubleheader sweep.

Luke Voit hit a homer to right for the Yankees’ first run, and Giancarlo later added an insurance run with a blast to left.

The win put the 68-52 Yanks percentage points ahead of 69=53 Red Sox and officially into 2nd place. Halelulah in the Bronx. NY was 10 games back of Boston on July 4th.

1. Voit HR the Game Winner

Luke Voit got the game-winning hit in the 1st game of the doubleheader with a bloop single to center for 2 runs, and in this one hit a homer to ths short porch in right off Nathan Eovaldi to put NY up 1-0 — it ended up being the game winner.

In the week leading up to the doubleheader, Luke Voit had been trashed by many Yankee fans for seeming delusional that he still felt he was an important part of the team after missing most of the season and being replaced as the starting 1st baseman when the Yankees acquired Anthony Rizzo.

After the game, Voit said “I was top 10 in the MVP [voting] last year and I’ve been a great player for this organization for the last three years. I’m not going down. I want to play. Obviously I know it’s going to be tougher with Rizzo, but I deserve to play just as much as he does.”

2. Giancarlo Insurance

Giancarlo Stanton added an insurance run in the bottom of the 4th with a missile to left.

3. Gil Good Again

Luis Gil threw smoke from the start again — his 3rd start (and appearance) in the Major Leagues and he still has not allowed a run. He was throwing a shutout into the 5th when he got in trouble.

Up 2-0, a single, single and walk sandwiching 2 outs loaded the bases. Manager Aaron Boone pulled Gil and brought in Wandy Peralta, who got an easy groundout to LeMahieu at 2nd for the 3rd out.

4. Wandy the Win

Wandy got into his own trouble in the 6th — a 2-out single by Hunter Renfroe put runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs. Bobby Dalbec hit a SHOT back at Wandy that hit off him — he jumped after it and threw a “PEE” to 1st to JUST nab Dalbec as the run crossed from 3rd — which didn’t count as the inning was over. PHEW. It was the play of the game.

Or as John Sterling put it:

5. Green the Save

Chad Green came in to get the save in the 7th — 1-2-3 — foul out, strike out, ground out. And all of Yankee Twitter celebrated the sweep and Yankees vaulting over Boston in the standings — having trailed them by 10 games a month and a half ago.

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