Gleyber Walk-Off Homer Wins It! NY 2 Texas 1

Gleyber Torres hit an opposite-field homer in the bottom of the 9th to break a 1-1 tie and give the Yanks the walk-off win, 2-1 over Texas. It was the first game of a doubleheader, after 3 full days of no baseball – due to a scheduled off-day Thursday, and two rainouts (on Friday and Saturday).

Gleyber’s walkoff provided a splendid beginning to a Mother’s Day doubleheader at the Stadium, on a sunny 60-degree day – still a little brisk from the 2 days of rain.

1. Cole Brilliant Again

Gerritt Cole was brilliant again – pitching a shutout into the 7th – and looking for a win with a 1-0 lead. With 105 pitches thrown thru 6, it was surprising when Cole took the mound for the 7th. He struck out Mitch Garver on 3 pitches, but then went 3-2 on Kole Calhoun, when he hit Cole’s 98 MPH fastball for a 355-foot homer to right and tie game, 1-1.

Cole ended with 6.1 innings, 5 hits, 10 K’s and 1 walk – another brilliant performance his 3rd in a row.

2. Judge Breaks Up Dunning’s No Hitter

Meanwhile Texas starter Dane Dunning was pitching a no hitter through 5 innings – although the Yanks had been putting base runners on with walks and 2 Texas errors.

In the 6th, Aaron Judge led off with a hot shot down 3rd that Matt Chapman made a play on, but Judge beat out for the first Yankee hit of the day. Anthony Rizzo then singled Judge to 3rd, where he scored on a sac fly by Giancarlo Stanton.

3, Relievers Good

Jonathan Loaisiga had another good outing – 2.2 innings of shutout ball. And Clay Holmes pitched a shutout top of the 9th and get the win, benefit of Gleyber’s walkoff.

4. Torres Walk Off

Gleyber Torres has been hitting the ball well of late. He is also known in his career for clutch walk-off hits. Leading off the bottom of the 9th, Gleyber took a 3-1 sinker off reliever John King to the opposite field for the walkoff win.

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