In a matchup of young versus old, the Dodgers turn to 20-year-old Julio Urias and the Yankees send out 36-year-old CC Sabathia.
The dueling lefties would match each other zero for zero. In the fourth inning, Starlin Castro led off with a single but Mark Teixeira hit into a double play. Brian McCann was hit by a pitch and Aaron Judge walked to put two on with two outs but reliever Louis Coleman got Ronald Torreyes to ground out, ending the inning and giving Urias a scoreless start in the Bronx.
After getting the first out in the seventh inning, CC Sabathia was replaced on the mound by Adam Warren but received a warm hand from the Yankee Stadium crowd. In 6 1/3 scoreless innings, CC Sabathia allowed three hits. He walked one and struck out seven in an outstanding start against a hot offense.
In the seventh inning, Jacoby Ellsbury came up for his first at-bat of the night after replacing Judge and he made an instant impact on the scoreless pitcher’s duel. Jacoby Ellsbury took Ross Stripling deep to right for a solo home run, the first run of tonight’s game.
Didi Gregorius came on to pinch-hit for Ronald Torreyes and made it back-to-back home runs when he also went deep to right to increase the Yankees lead to two.
After a scoreless eighth inning featuring two outs by Tyler Clippard and the start to a potential four-out save by Dellin Betances, the Yankees came to bat against Jesse Chavez. Gary Sanchez led off the inning with a solo home run the other way. His 14th home run of the season put the Yankees ahead by three. Dellin Betances returned for the ninth inning. Corey Seager led off with a single but three straight outs completed the shutout in favor of the Yankees.
Win – Adam Warren (6-3)
Loss – Ross Stripling (4-7)
Save – Dellin Betances (11)
*Enrique Hernandez – 1 for 2, 2B
*Howie Kendrick – 1 for 3, BB
*Jacoby Ellsbury – 1 for 1, R, Solo home run (9) in the 7th, RBI (52)
*Didi Gregorius – 1 for 1, R, Solo home run (18) in the 7th, RBI (65)