Lance Lynn enjoyed his first start with the Yankees on Monday, tossing 7 1/3 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in a 7-0 win over the White Sox.
The Yankees acquired Lynn in July from the Twins, and he became the fifth Yankees pitcher since 1990 to throw at least seven scoreless innings in his first start with New York. Lynn joined the rotation when Sonny Gray was sent to the bullpen.
Gleyber Torres jacked his 18th home run of the season, collecting two hits with two RBIs. Neil Walker also had two hits, a home run and two RBIs.
New York needed a big game after getting swept by the Red Sox over the weekend. The Yankees had lost five straight before Monday’s win.
With Aaron Judge injured, the Yankees have a slim chance at catching the Red Sox this season, but they still have World Series dreams after just missing out last year.
Stud of the Night:
Indians starter Trevor Bauer continued his Cy Young form by tossing six scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts in a 10-0 win over the Twins. Bauer improved to 11-6 with the win, while lowering his ERA to 2.25 this season.
Dud of the Night:
Reds starter Homer Bailey allowed five runs off 11 hits in a 6-4 loss to the Mets. He fell to 1-9 this season with a 6.19 ERA. Bailey hasn’t had a season with an ERA under 5.50 since 2014.
Javy Baez is having an MVP-caliber season:
Put @javy23baez anywhere and he’ll make PLAYS. ? pic.twitter.com/WRx12l7pui
— MLB (@MLB) August 7, 2018
Every homer @javy23baez hits from here on out is a new career high.
Here’s No. 25. #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/qSamtAd3fW
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 7, 2018
Braves at Nationals 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m ET — The young Braves are feeling the pressure Washington has put on them recently. The Nationals decided to keep their stars at the deadline, and they’ve answered by winning five of their last six games. This three-way race for the NL East, including the Phillies, could become clearer after this series, which begins with a doubleheader Tuesday