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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Torres defines 1st duel for Yankees; then Miller for Texas

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Rookie Brad Miller snapped Michael King’s impressive scoreless streak with a two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Texas Rangers cruised to a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. York and split honors in a doubleheader.

The Yankees took the first meeting 2-1 when Gleyber Torres hit the decisive home run leading off the ninth inning.

King (2-1) had thrown 14 1/3 straight scoreless innings before Miller hit a 1-0 fastball to center field for a two-run lead. The Yankees right-hander hadn’t allowed a run since Toronto’s George Springer’s RBI double on April 11.

King relieved Jordan Montgomery after Jonah Heim led off the inning with a double to left field. King walked Kole Calhoun, walked Nathaniel Lowe and retired Andy Ibanez on a force out that allowed Heim to advance to third. Heim scored on a wild pitch one pitch before Miller’s home run.

The unusual ineffective outing raised King’s ERA from 0.51 to 1.42.

Eli White also homered in Texas’ fifth win in six games.

Hours earlier, Torres gave the Yankees their third victory of the season in which he left the rival lying on the field by sending a pitch from John King (1-1) on a 3-1 count to deep right field. His fourth home run this year led New York to its 12th win in 13 games.

Torres also had a game-ending single on April 23 against Cleveland and now has seven career game-winning hits, including two home runs.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning after Rangers starter Dane Dunning missed his no-hit attempt by giving up an infield single from Aaron Judge to lead off the inning.

Yankees starter Gerrit Cole gave up one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out 10, walked one and threw a season-high 114 pitches, hitting 100.6 mph on the radar.

In the first game, for the Yankees, the Venezuelan Torres 4-2 with a run scored and an RBI, and Marwin González 3-0.

For the Rangers, the Cubans Adolis García 4-1, and Andy Ibáñez 2-0.

In the second match, for the Rangers, the Cubans García 4-2, and Ibáñez 4-0 with a run scored.

For the Yankees, the Venezuelans Torres 3-0, and González 1-0.

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