NEW YORK — In what has been a magical start to his career, Gleyber Torres added the latest chapter, hitting a three-run home run in the fifth that proved to be the difference in a 4-3 New York win over Tampa Bay, at Yankee Stadium.
Working the count full, Torres finally turned on a high fastball from Blake Snell and sent it to the seats in right field. It was a patient at-bat from the youngest player on New York’s roster.
Earlier in the inning, Aaron Hicks hit a solo shot the opposite way to open the scoring for the Yankees. While they still trailed Tampa, 2-1, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez both got on-base to set the table for their second baseman.
In the victory, Domingo German recorded his first win of the season, pitching six strong innings of three-run ball. He also struck out ten Rays batters.
Matt Duffy homered to lead off the game but German stayed composed and gave Aaron Boone the innings he needed.