Rizzo’s 3 Homers Lead Slugfest. NY 12 Baltimore 8

Anthony Rizzo hit 3 home runs, 2 of them just making it into the short porch in right, and Luis Severino pitched a no hitter into the 6th inning for the win in what turned out to be a slugfest.

The Yankees led 6-0 and 10-4 before the game became 10-8 in the 8th. But Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo hit insurance homers in the bottom of the 8th to put it away. NY moved to 11-6 on the year; Baltimore 6-11.

Rizzo’s 3 homers put him at 8 on the season, leading the American League.

1. Severino No Hitter Into 6th

Severino was mowing them down — retiring the first 14 batters he faced, before walking Hays with 1 out in the 5th. He had a no-hit shutout going into the 6th, when with 1 out, former Yankee Jorge Mateo broke up the no hitter with a single. Severino then walked Cedric Mullins and allowed a 3-run homer to Santander, before retiring the next 2 batters to finish the 6th.

Severino started the 7th, allowed a leadoff double to Rougned Odor and was gone. Clay Holmes came in and got through the inning but allowed Odor to come around and score on a single — so Severino’s final line was 6 innings, 4 runs — despite having pitched brilliantly.

2. Rizzo’s 3 Homers

What was impressive about Rizzo’s 3 homers was how 2 of them just made it out into the short porch. He is a very good lefty homer bat who is MADE for Yankee Stadium. Add to it his phenomenal defense at first base — a great pickup by the Yankees.

Rizzo put the Yanks ahead with a 3-run bomb that JUST MADE IT into the short porch in the 3rd inning.

Rizzo hit a 378-foot, 2-run bomb into the right-field bleachers in the 5th to make it 6-0 Yanks.

Rizzo hit the 2nd insurance homer in the 8th to put NY up 12-8 — a high fly to the corner in right that tucked into the shot porch even he didn’t know had gone out, until it went out —  it may have hit the foul pole and went in.

3. Gallo Homers!

Joey Gallo hit his first home run of the year in the 4th to make it 4-0 Yanks at the time.

And Gleyber Torres — another beleaguered Yankee — hit a bases-loaded triple in the 7th to make it 10-4 NY.

4. Birthday Boy Judge

It was Aaron Judge’s 30th birthday and he celebrated with the insurance homer in the 8th.

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