Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Gleyber Torres come up big in Yankees’ win

Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Gleyber Torres come up big in Yankees’ win

The Yankees pitched their tenth shutout of the season on Tuesday evening — and this time, the center of the infield had a lot to do with it.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Gleyber Torres mixed to make a handful of fantastic defensive performs to ensure a pair of unearned runs scored by the Yankees held up in a 2-0 win over the Rays in The Bronx.

Yandy Diaz singled off Gerrit Cole to open the sixth inning and Harold Ramirez hit a comebacker fielded by Cole.

The appropriate-hander’s throw to second sailed vast of the bottom. Torres needed to lunge to his proper to make the catch, as there was a little bit of confusion about who was overlaying the bottom.

Torres appeared to come back off the bottom as he made the catch, however the Yankees challenged the play and Diaz was referred to as out.

Jose Trevino mentioned he was “1,000 % certain” Torres had come off the bottom and Cole additionally didn’t have a lot hope the decision can be overturned, however when it was, the Yankees didn’t look again.

The play loomed even bigger when Cole then gave up back-to-back hits.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa dives to cease a grounder on Ji-Man Choi’s infield single, stopping a run from scoring within the Yankees’ 2-0 win over the Rays.USA TODAY Sports activities

The second hit, an infield single by Ji-Man Choi, was stored from moving into the outfield by Kiner-Falefa, which helped forestall a run from scoring.

Cole made it depend, getting Randy Arozarena to hit into an inning-ending double play, turned nicely by Kiner-Falefa and Torres, and the Rays didn’t rating.

Supervisor Aaron Boone lauded Kiner-Falefa’s capacity to make clutch performs at quick.

“That’s when I’ve probably the most enjoyable,’’ Kiner-Falefa mentioned. “I’ve been a little bit shaky on some performs, however I undoubtedly felt like I got here by way of.”

Kiner-Falefa additionally doubled within the second and delivered an RBI single within the fourth.

“He’s only a gamer, man,’’ Boone mentioned. “He made quite a few terrific performs and got here up with the massive hit. He does numerous issues that assist win video games.”“He’s all the time had that intuition and that knack,’’ Boone mentioned. “He’s simply studying to rein in some aggression. He’s fearless on the bases, which is an efficient factor, so long as it’s performed neatly. It was completely well worth the roll of the cube on that play.”

Torres contributed as nicely.

After flying out to deep heart to steer off the underside of the second, Torres reached on an error by proper fielder Manuel Margot with one out and Giancarlo Stanton on first within the fourth.

Matt Carpenter struck out earlier than Kiner-Falefa singled to left.

As third-base coach Luis Rojas waved Stanton dwelling, Torres alertly watched the play develop and was in a position to race round third when Margot’s throw dwelling went to the backstop.

With Corey Kluber sluggish to get to the ball, Torres slid dwelling safely for the Yankees’ second run.

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