Torres continues to shine as Yankees back in win column

NEW YORK — The Yankees are back at home and back in the win column, as well. With Luis Severino on the mound, New York bested the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 2-1, at Yankee Stadium.

Facing Angels starter Andrew Heaney, many of the Yankee batters were left off balance. Well, except Gleyber Torres. The young Yankee second baseman drove in both runs for his team today, as he continues to live up to all the hype.

In the seventh, he broke a 1-1 tie homering for the fourth straight game. It was a long opposite-field shot off of Jim Johnson.

He also drove in the first Yankee run in the second inning, with an RBI single with the bases loaded. Though Didi Gregorius scored, confusing baserunning from Aaron Hicks cost the team another at-bat in the frame.

The Angels scored their only run of the game on a solo shot by Mike Trout in the fifth inning, off of Severino.

LA had another chance to score in the third inning but Aaron Judge made the first of two excellent throws to stop the Angels from scoring. In this one, he sent a perfect throw home to get Kole Calhoun out at the plate.

Later in the game, he’d throw out Martin Maldonado at second base with another perfect throw.

Aroldis Chapman came in to close the game, with a four-out save. Aaron Boone called on him in the eighth to get Shohei Ohtani out, and he did.

Sonny Gray faces Jaime Barria in the second of this three-game set, tomorrow night.

Current Yankees Record: 32-15

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