NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Brad Miller broke Michael King’s impressive scoreless streak in the seventh inning with a pinch-hitting, two-run homer as the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 4-2 on Sunday to salvage a doubleheader split. took.
The Yankees beat the opener 2–1 on Gleber Torres’ game-ending homer to finish ninth. New York had three hits in the Nightcap after collecting just five in the opening game.
King (2–1) had played 14 consecutive innings without allowing a run, before Miller struck a 1–0 fastball off the center for a two-run lead. The Yankees right-hander had not missed a run since an RBI double by Toronto’s George Springer on April 11.
King relieved Jordan Montgomery after Jonah Heim opened the innings with a double from the left. King ran Cole Calhoun, drove Nathaniel Lowe and retired Andy Ibanez on a forceout that moved Heim to third. Heim scored on a wooded pitch in the back of a pitch before Miller’s homer.
The rare ineffective outing increased the King’s ERA from 0.51 to 1.42.
Eli White also made a comeback at home as Texas won for the fifth time in six games.
Giancarlo Stanton defeated Homer by two runs in the second game. New York lost for only the second time in 14 matches.
Texas starter Glenn Otto allowed two runs and two hits in five innings against his former team, which he settled for Joy Gallo last July. He hit two, walked two and retired his last seven hitters after Stanton hit a 461-foot drive into the Texas bullpen in third.
Montgomery allowed two runs and four hits in more than six innings. It is the 22nd time a New York starter has allowed two earned runs or less this year.
Garrett Richards (1–1) chased Otto in sixth and took the win when Miller stayed at home. Dennis Santana retired Aaron Judge, with the bases loaded to finish seventh, Brett Martin tossed in eighth, and Joe Barlow in ninth for his fourth defense.
The seventh game-ending hit of Torres’ career gave the Yankees their third walk-off win this year. He added John King (1-1) to the small porch in right field.
Manager Aaron Boone said, “The bigger the situation, it seems that he raises the concentration level a bit.” “Cold day out there, it was nice to see him stick a stick.”
Rangers starter Dan Dunning lost his no-hit bid on an infield single by the judge to open sixth.
Gerrit Cole allowed one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings for New York. He scored 10 runs, one run and threw a season-high 114 pitches, reaching 100.6 mph. Jonathan Loisiga followed Cole with 1 2/3 innings. Clay Holmes (3-0) worked around Mitch Garver’s double in the ninth.
Rangers: RHP Josh Sborz was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock as the 27th man for a doubleheader.
Yankees: OF Tim Locastro (left lat strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list and will be out in a few weeks. Locastro said he was saddened when he finished second as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning of Monday’s 3-2 win in Toronto. … RHP Ron Marinacio was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Boone said the Yankees would keep an extra pitcher through Thursday’s four-game series opener in Chicago. …of Estevan Floriel was added to the roster as the 27th man and started the second game.
Answer Next: Texas RHP John Gray (0-1, 7.50) opposes New York LHP Nestor Cortés (1-1, 1.82 ERA) on Monday afternoon.
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