Crimson Sox vs. Yankees – Recreation Recap – September 25, 2022

September 26, 2022

NEW YORK — — Stunted by the rain Sunday evening, Aaron Decide is taking his document chase on the highway.

Decide remained at 60 residence runs, one wanting Roger Maris’ American League mark, when the New York Yankees’ 2-0 victory over the Boston Crimson Sox was referred to as after six innings due to heavy showers.

The massive slugger went 1 for two with a double and was due up subsequent for the Yankees when play was stopped. The sport was referred to as after a 98-minute delay, sending Decide to Toronto nonetheless in pursuit of Maris.

However the four-time All-Star insisted he wasn’t dissatisfied that he was unable to hit No. 61 on New York’s 6-0 homestand.

“You possibly can’t suppose alongside these strains,” Decide stated. “It’s not our final residence sport, so I’m not fearful about it.”

New York has gained seven straight and might clinch the AL East title with a victory Monday evening over the Blue Jays.

Decide expects his dad and mom will comply with him to Toronto and be in attendance once more.

“Oh, yeah. I hope so. They’re retired. They have nothing to do. So that they higher be there,” he stated.

The delay left followers at Yankee Stadium with a tough resolution: wait out an enormous storm holding out hope of seeing a historic second, or head residence earlier than the hour acquired too late.

Many within the sellout crowd of 46,707 caught round, however there was little audible response when the announcement got here that the sport was referred to as.

Most followers had left their seats for dry cowl on concourses and beneath overhangs. Some booed when umpires referred to as for the tarp at 9:15 p.m., however torrential rain was quickly pouring within the ballpark. Loud thunder and lightning flashes accompanied a heavy storm that lasted previous 11 p.m.

“I hoped the sport would proceed, however I used to be completely satisfied we had been in a position to see him and hopefully he will get it performed subsequent homestand,” stated Joe Kelly from Queens.

Decide has gone 5 video games and not using a residence run. Since connecting for No. 60 on Tuesday evening in opposition to Pittsburgh to spark a ninth-inning comeback, he’s 4 for 15 with three doubles, six walks and 6 strikeouts.

The closest he’s come to matching Maris’ 1961 mark was a 404-foot drive caught proper in entrance of the middle discipline fence Thursday.

The Yankees play a three-game sequence in Toronto starting Monday, then return residence for 3 video games in opposition to Baltimore subsequent weekend earlier than wrapping up the common season at Texas.

Decide led off the underside of the primary by grounding a double inside third base in opposition to rookie Brayan Bello (2-7). The slugger fought again from an 0-2 rely to attract a stroll within the third and was visibly dissatisfied when he flied out to middle discipline on a dangling slider within the fifth.

Moments earlier than play was halted, Boston proper fielder Rob Refsnyder dropped a two-out fly ball as he appeared up into the raindrops. The error allowed Aaron Hicks to attain from first base, making it 2-0.

Bello then threw a referred to as third strike previous Oswald Peraza, ending the sixth inning with Decide on deck.

“I prefer to hit,” Decide stated. “I feel anyone would need extra at-bats.”

With the rain intensifying, followers pulled on ponchos and opened umbrellas within the stands. Two umpires huddled with a member of the Yankee Stadium grounds crew in foul territory, and the tarp was rolled onto the infield.

“We’d like to see him hit 61, however on the finish of the day we acquired the win,” stated Billy Ok. from Queens, who declined to present his final title. “I do know many of the followers got here in to observe him hit the house run, however it’s what it’s. Hopefully he hits it in Toronto.”

Nestor Cortes (11-4) allowed one hit and struck out 5 in a rain-shortened shutout.

Bello additionally went the gap, giving up one earned run and 6 hits.

Oswaldo Cabrera doubled main off the New York fourth and scored on Jose Trevino’s two-out single.

The loss eradicated the last-place Crimson Sox from playoff rivalry.

“We had a superb workforce coming into the season and we simply didn’t carry out,” supervisor Alex Cora stated. “We had been very inconsistent in lots of facets of the sport and we’ve simply acquired to get higher.”

ON THE DOCKET

Decide began at DH for the twenty second time this season and first since each video games of a doubleheader Sept. 7 in opposition to Minnesota. He hasn’t been out of the beginning lineup since July 12, and supervisor Aaron Boone didn’t rule out resting the 30-year-old slugger whereas he’s nonetheless chasing Maris.

“I’m simply type of taking part in it day-to-day,” Boone stated. “Hopefully we are able to get to some extent the place now we have a number of days to resolve on which makes essentially the most sense and the way to relaxation him the place we are able to.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Crimson Sox: 1B Eric Hosmer (decrease again irritation) is transferring higher, in response to Cora, and will return by the top of the week. … RHP Nathan Eovaldi (proper shoulder irritation) might be activated by the top of the week. … 3B Rafael Devers and OF Alex Verdugo had been rested.

Yankees: INF DJ LeMahieu (proper toe irritation) stays a chance for the upcoming sequence in Toronto, and Boone stated he thinks and hopes the three-time All-Star and two-time batting champion will come off the injured record by the top of the common season. … RHP Frankie Montas (proper shoulder irritation) has but to renew throwing and is unlikely to be an possibility as a stretched-out starter when the playoffs start. However he might be accessible in shorter stints, Boone stated. … DH Giancarlo Stanton, 3B Josh Donaldson and SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa got the evening off.

A YANKEE NO MORE

INF/OF Miguel Andújar was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh. Andújar was runner-up to Shohei Ohtani for 2018 AL Rookie of the 12 months.

UP NEXT

Crimson Sox: Rookie RHP Connor Seabold (0-3, 10.47 ERA) opens a four-game sequence Monday evening at Fenway Park in opposition to Baltimore RHP Jordan Lyles (11-11, 4.50).

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (6-3, 3.36) opposes Toronto RHP Kevin Gausman (12-10, 3.32) on Monday evening. Decide is 8 for 22 with three homers in his profession in opposition to Gausman.

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AP freelance author Larry Fleisher contributed to this report.

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