Yankees' Gleyber Torres Blasts Three-Run Walk-Off Home Run

  • Yankees' Gleyber Torres Blasts Three-Run Walk-Off Home Run

Yankees' Gleyber Torres Blasts Three-Run Walk-Off Home Run

The mark was previously held by Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle (21 years, 185 days old).

"He's been special", Manager Aaron Boone said about Torres. On Friday, Miguel Andujar, another rookie, cracked a walk-off single.

Torres has a batting average of.327, two home runs, an on-base percentage of.357 in 52 at bats during his first 15 games, and mostly batting No. 9 in the batting order. Three of their last four home games have been walk-off wins, and the Yankees (24-10) are off to their best start since 2003.

Aaron Hicks led off the ninth against Cody Allen, who came on in the eighth and allowed three runs to score, with a double to center. One out later, pinch-hitter Giancarlo Stanton was intentionally walked, and Torres drove a full-count pitch from Dan Otero over the right-center fence and into the Yankees' bullpen.

The heroics by Torres overshadowed another rookie with the Yankees Domingo German, who was taken out after 84 pitches, leaving with a no-hitter through six innings.

It didn't take long for the Yankees shortstop to respond.

- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 6, 2018Aaron Boone is confident that Domingo German will give the Yankees "some quality innings" in his first Major League Baseball start today. They trailed because Dellin Betances, who has given up 10 runs in 14 innings, gave up three runs in one inning plus in relief of German.

But after managing only one hit themselves against a stellar Mike Clevinger, the streaking Yankees fought right back to win their sixth straight and finish off a three-game sweep. They started the day a game behind the Red Sox in the American League East. The Yankees are off Monday. He struck out nine and walked two. He also walked Edwin Encarnacion to start the fifth.

Torres claimed he had been really happy to help his team and also did not appear overwhelmed by the moment. On the first throw of the at-bat, he drove an 88-mile-per-hour slider from Otero in to the Yankees bullpen, " just a few feet from where Chapman was warming up.

German struck out the last batter he faced, Michael Brantley, with a curveball to end the sixth. He has 11 RBIs which tie him for the eighth most by any Yankee in the first 15 games of his career.

Indians: Two-time Cy Young Award victor Corey Kluber (5-1, 2.41 ERA) pitches the opener of a two-game interleague series Tuesday against Milwaukee LHP Wade Miley (1-0, 1.50). So far, the team is ahead of schedule watching some of those players like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez develop into stars.

Wednesday: Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 4.39 ERA) vs.

YANKEES: Right-hander Luis Severino (5-1, 2.11) starts Tuesday night against Boston lefty Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 6.14). Red Sox righty Rick Porcello (5-0, 2.14 ERA), 7:05 p.m.at Yankee Stadium.