A night after the Yankee bullpen pitched eight innings, Severino gave them all a rest with a dominant complete game performance versus last year’s World Series winners.
The Yankee ace was just masterful, giving up just five-hits, a walk, while striking out ten Astros.
As for the offense, last year’s NL MVP finally showed some signs of life, driving in all four Yankee runs. Stanton ended the day 3-for-4, with two homers and a double.
The Yankees, who have been dominated by Dallas Keuchel over the past few years, got to him tonight with the help of Stanton.
With Didi Gregorius on-base, Stanton shot a Keuchel fastball the other way, just over the fence for a home run. This was the first time a Yankee had ever taken the Houston starter yard.
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Stanton then hit another one off of Keuchel in the fourth, to left field this time, to extend the New York lead to 3-0.
The Astros mustered some sort of a rally in the seventh but Severino continued to make key pitches to get the Yankees out of it.
Facing Hector Rondon, the Yankee left-fielder hammered a pitch to right field for a double and his fourth RBI of the night.
Severino, who was pitching with palpable confidence all night, came out for the eighth and ninth and just continued to dominate.
With a 110 pitch performance, Severino earned his first complete game shutout and his team’s 20th win of the season.
Current Yankees Record: 20-10