In a ballgame that appeared to belong to the Astros, the Yankees were able to fight back to steal the win, and the series, for that matter.
Masahiro Tanaka certainly did his job this afternoon, providing six strong innings without allowing a run while on the mound. Chad Green did end up surrendering his three inherited runs from Tanaka, but three earned runs in six innings still counts as a solid performer, especially against the powerhouse offense Houston features.
Green did not have a typical day at the office in his latest outing, giving up an additional two runs after allowing Tanaka’s original three to score.
On the offensive side, rookie sensation Gleyber Torres was the hero this afternoon, driving in three RBI that tied the game at 5 late in the battle.
In addition, Aaron Judge joined the RBI party, hammering home an RBI single to add to the Yankee run total of six.
All of this resulted in a 6-5 Yankee victory over the Astros and gave them an impressive 3-1 series victory.
Check out what Green, Torres, Judge, and Boone had to say following the Bomber’s win over Houston:
Yankees move to 11-1 in the Gleyber Torres Era as the 21-year-old stud becomes the youngest Yankee since Derek Jeter in 1995 to drive in 3+ runs in a game. pic.twitter.com/SdpukF4T2v
Aaron Judge on Gleyber Torres: "You gotta love having a guy like that in your lineup." pic.twitter.com/pSV5kFd9a0