Sunday, October 1, 2023

With 2 outs in the 9th, the Yankees are behind against the Pirates

PITTSBURGH – Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres scored when a potential game-winning double play was negated by an error, and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Friday night. by Roberto Clemente Day.

The Yankees trailed by two runs in the ninth inning before taking the lead despite shaky relief from Colin Holderman (0-3) and erratic Pirates defense.

New York cut the difference to one run when Holderman walked Estevan Florial with the bases loaded and one out. Holderman led to Anthony Volpe hitting a hit off Pittsburgh shortstop Liover Peguero.

The Dominican threw the ball toward second baseman Ji Hwan Bae for an out, but Bae’s throw to first baseman Connor Joe deflected off Joe’s glove, allowing Torres and Judge to run home to give the Yankees the lead.

Venezuelan Oswaldo Cabrera’s RBI single gave the Yankees a break. Former Pirates pitcher Clay Holmes recorded his 20th save. Nick Ramírez (1-2) secured the win.

The Pirates honored Clemente, a Puerto Rican Hall of Famer who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while on a humanitarian mission to care for earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

Pittsburgh hosted a day of worship with nearly 50 franchise members (including several players) participating in community activities.

For the Yankees: Venezuelans Gleyber Torres 2-0 with a run scored, Oswald Peraza 5-1, Oswaldo Cabrera 4-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Dominican Estevan Florial 0-3 with an RBI.

The Mexican Alfonso Rivas scored 1-0 for the Pirates. The Dominicans: Endy Rodríguez 3-1, Miguel Andújar 3-1 with one goal, Liover Peguero 4-2 with one goal.

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