NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Nestor Cortés made a no-hit bid in the eighth inning before Eli White was singled out, and Anthony Rizzo doubled in a run in the lower half to help the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday at the Texas Rangers. defeated. Sixth consecutive series win.
A 27-year-old left-hander making his 22nd major league debut and sixth this season, Cortés made a career-high 7 1/3 innings, scoring four runs and scoring 11 runs, one shy of his high. He threw 68 out of 103 pitches to strike.
White, Rangers’ No. 9 batsman, tosses a 2-2 fastball into short center field for a clean hit on Cortes’ final pitch. Clay Holmes (4-0) relieved and fielded Marcus Semien in double play.
Aaron Judge singled out Brett Martin (0-3) in eighth and Rizzo, in a 2-for-31 slide, tosses a curveball to the opposite-field gap in left-center.
Aroldis Chapman allowed a two-out single to Jonah Heim in the ninth, then retired Nick Solak on the flyout to eliminate the two-hitter for his seventh save.
New York have won 13 of their last 15 matches, winning two of three in the series despite scoring only five runs.
Texas lost just the second time in their last seven games.
New York had just two hits against John Gray, a two-out single by Josh Donaldson in the fourth and a leadoff single by former Ranger Joy Gallo in the fifth.
Gray was replaced by Brock Burke with one of the fifths due to an injury. Jose Trevino singled out and DJ LeMahieu ousted the judge before Burke escaped and threw a third strike behind Rizzo.
Gray has been on the injured list twice earlier this season. He was sidelined from 9–18 April with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand and a sprained left knee from 20 April to 3 May.
Rangers: C Mitch Garver was out of the lineup because he was hit, said manager Chris Woodward.
Yankees: RHP Domingo German with a right shoulder injury on the 60-day IL, has thrown bullpen sessions but hasn’t faced batsmen.
Rangers: LHP Martin Perez (0-2) will be on the mound for the opening three-game series in Kansas City on Tuesday, starting with RHP Brad Keller (1-2).
Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (2-0) will open the first match of a two-match series against Toronto and LHP Yusei Kikuchi (1-1) on Tuesday. Severino will pitch on eight days’ rest.
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