Yankees vs Rangers – Game Recap – May 20, 2021


ARLINGTON, Texas – – Domingo Germán wasn’t in the stadium for Corey Kluber’s no-hitter the night before, but still shared the anxious moments on TV.

No drama for the Yankees right-hander – just another solid throwing performance for New York in another Texas Rangers shutout.

Germán pitched seven scoreless innings, Gio Urshela and Aaron Judge delivered RBI singles as pinchers in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Thursday.

New York won its sixth straight series and, at 25-19, had a record six in 0.500 games. The Yankees pitchers threw seven shutouts in the team’s first 44 games for the first time since 1967.

“They can throw, man,” manager Aaron Boone said of his rotation. “Obviously the bullpen has been there to complement them and has been great all year as well. I love where the starters are right now and the way they are throwing the ball as a group.

Texas had at least one hit in each of the first five innings, starting with the singles with a Nick Solak out in the first, a day after Kluber pitched the sixth major league scorer this season.

But Texas didn’t get a runner after second baseman against Germán (4-2), who finished with two perfect innings and allowed six hits with five strikeouts as New York’s shots went down. finished the four-game streak with 22 consecutive scoreless innings.

“You understand what’s going on so when you watch the game you’re nervous,” Germán said, watching Kluber on TV. “You want this to happen. Of course, everyone wants to have a game without a sure or perfect hit. I think I have the capacity to do it.

Kluber and Germán gave the Yankees their first straight starts of at least seven shutout innings since Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka in Boston on April 26-27, 2017.

Germán threw a career-high 26 changes, holding Rangers 2-for-10 on that field, and improved to 4-0 in his last six starts.

“A little difficult to follow a without a hit,” the judge said. “Domingo was there. All of its locations were working. This change is nasty. Just all around, a great performance from him.

Chad Green threw a perfect eighth, and Aroldis Chapman struck out two goals in the ninth for his 11th save on 11 occasions as the Yankees tied the score at Kluber’s Jewel. Chapman knocked out pinch hitter Khris Davis on 101.6 mph for the final putout.

Boone intended to give Urshela and Judge a day off after an overnight game, but Urshela replaced Mike Ford with one out and two in a scoreless game against left-handed reliever John King (4-3).

Urshela’s liner on the right landed just ahead David Dahl to mark the former Ranger Rougned Odor, who was activated from the fatherhood list before the game and opened the seventh by being hit by a pitch.

Two hitters later, Judge – batting for No.9 hitter Tyler Wade – had his first hit in 10 career pinches in the center to score Gary Sánchez. The Yankees won full points on two hits for the first time since Enos Slaughter and Bill Skowron in a 2-1 victory in Baltimore on August 1, 1954.

“Thanks to them, ready to go, both Gio and AJ,” Boone said. “Both knew the situation to come, were preparing for it. Get on and have some really good skills to make a difference in the game today. “

The Yankees finished the first of two 10-game trips, their longest of the season, at 7-3 after securing three straight wins to the Rangers, who have lost nine out of 10 since reaching 0.500 for the second time this season.

“The only thing that stood out to me was that we were a little hesitant in a lot of ways,” said Texas manager Chris Woodward. “We were hesitant on the basics. We were hesitant in the outfield. We were hesitant in the batter’s box. These are things that do not represent us. I’d rather lose the fight.


The best early threat for the Yankees when they struck in one of their two double plays, giving them seven in the last two games of the series and a major league record 48.

Ford and Miguel Andújar started New York’s third with straight singles. With a strikeout, DJ LeMahieu moved away from the first, and Nate Lowe threw to Isiah Kiner-Falefa for the strikeout in the second. With no one on the sack early, the Texas shortstop threw Charlie Culberson in third, where Ford had gone around the sack and couldn’t come back before the tag.


Texas starter Dane Dunning struck out six of six scoreless innings for his third outing of at least four scoreless innings. He has no decision in all three scoreless outings and only one win since his first start on April 6.


Yankees: Boone said RF Ryan LaMarre’s right thigh injury looks pretty significant. LaMarre, who was injured on Wednesday, was put on the 10-day injured list, making way for Odor.

Rangers: LHP Joely Rodríguez faced discomfort in his left collarbone, but Woodward said the club expected the relief to be available without restrictions on Friday.


Yankees: LHP Jordan Montgomery (2-1, 4.75 ERA) is scheduled to open a three-game home series against the Chicago White Sox. Montgomery allowed five runs at the top of the season in three innings in his previous start, a 10-6 loss to Baltimore.

Rangers: RHP Kyle Gibson (3-0, 2.32) is set to open a three-game home series against Houston. The Astros swept a four-game set in Houston last weekend. Gibson had no decision in the series final, allowing two runs in seven innings.



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