Yank Bombers Back Stroman & the Pen. NY 10 KC 1

Austin Wells hit a 3-run rainmaker homer in the top of the 4th to break the game open at 6-0 Yankees, and Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton added Bombs late to back 5.2 shutout innings by Marcus Stroman and carry NY to a 10-1 win in KC on a Tuesday night.

Ron Marinaccio came in to get out of a bases loaded, 2 out jam in the 6th, denying KC’s attempt to get back in the game — and pitched 2.1 solid innings of relief. Victor Gonzalez finished with a shutout 9th.

“Big blow by Austin Wells,” said manager Aaron Boone afterwards. “I mean you got to step on it here; he hit it other way of centerfield and righted it out of here like that — that was kind of the big knockout right there. Glebber (Torres) with a big at bat. Cabby (Oswaldo Cabrera) smokes one up the middle that we’re able to get to 2nd and 3rd on. Stro setting the tone for us and Chacchi giving us 2 and a third strong there. Just one of those really good nights, and when you’re in the middle of a stretch of 13 anytime you can reset the pen a little bit you love that too.”

NY improves to 48-21 and maintain their 2.5 lead over Baltimore, which also won again. KC drops to 39-29.

1. Yanks Jump On Top in 1st

The Yanks were up against Brady Singer, a 27-yr-old 6’5 righty who came in at 4-2 2.76. The Yanks got cracking right away with Juan Soto and Aaron Judge back in the lineup together for the first time in 4 games.

Anthony Volpe hit the 2nd pitch of the game for a triple to center, Juan Soto walked, and Aaron Judge singled in Volpe for a 1-0 lead.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a 1-out grounder to bring in Soto and make it 2-0 Yanks.

2. Wells Puts Game Away in 4th

It was still a 2-0 game when Alex Verdugo led off the 4th with a single, Giancarlo Stanton was hit with a pitch, and — after Anthony Rizzo grounded out, moving the runners to 2nd and 3rd — Gleyber Torres singled in a run. Yanks 3 KC 0.

Austin Wells then hit an 0-2 sinker HIGH in the AIR to center — the cameraman and many fans thought it was a pop out — but the ball went 417 feet for a 3-run homer — breaking the game open at 6-0 Yanks.

3. Oswaldo Makes It 7-0 in 6th

The Yanks made it 7-0 in the top of the 6th, as Rizzo got on via an error, Austin Wells singled with 2 outs, and Oswaldo Cabrera laced one to center with 2 outs, scoring Rizzo.

4. Stroman Good

Meanwhile Marcus Stroman pitched a good game, rebounding off his last start where he was pulled with 2 outs in the 5th. He improved his record to 6-2 2.82.

Stroman worked around a 1-out double and 2-out walk in the 1st; pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the 2nd; pitched around a 1-out single in the 3rd; and pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the 4th. Stroman was helped by Anthony Rizzo with a tremendous over-the-shoulder diving catch into right for the 1st out of the 4th.

Leading 6-0, Stroman allowed a 2-out triple in the 5th to centerfielder Kyle Isbel. Next batter Maikel Garcia hit a squibbler down 3rd that was unplayable and would have scored the runner but Oswaldo Cabrera playing 3rd base let it roll just foul. On the next pitch Garcia hit a sharp grounder to 3rd that Oswaldo charged, picked and fired to 1st for the out.

Stroman allowed a leadoff single to Bobby Witt Jr.in the 6th, then a walk to Vinnie Pasquantino — but got a ground out and fly out for 2 outs. Stroman walked Nelson Velazquez to load the bases and Boone pulled him at 101 pitches.

5. Marinaccio Gets Out of Jam in 6th

Ron Marinaccio came in with bases loaded and 2 outs in the 6th, and struck out Drew Waters on 4 pitches.

Marinaccio then pitched the 7th and 8th, allowing just a solo homer to Freddy Fermin in the 8th to make it 10-1 at the time.

6. Santana Gone

Marinaccio is back in the Yankee pen after Dennis Santana was DFA’d and picked up by the Pirates.

Santana’s last outing was Saturday night — after which Boone had said, “I thought last night (Friday) he threw the ball well; I think tonight he just got tired. After being in there last night, not really fair to him to go that long in the 2nd inning of work where he had to wear it a little bit. I thought he threw ok just ran out of steam there.” Santana was DFA’d a day later — and he is now a Pirate.

7. Judge & Giancarlo Bombs Make It 9-0 in 7th

After Marinaccio got out of the bases loaded, 2 out jam in the bottom of the 6th, keeping the score 7-0 NY — the Yankees put the game away to another level as Juan Soto walked to lead off the 7th, and Aaron Judge hit a 436-foot homer to center for a 9-0 NY lead.

Giancarlo Stanton followed 1 out later with a 446-foot BOMB to center for a 10-0 NY lead.

8. Gonzalez Finishes

Lefty Victor Gonzalez pitched a shutout 9th for the old ballgame.

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