Yankees starter Luis Severino continued his strong start to the season Tuesday.
The 24-year-old ace threw seven shutout innings and picked up his 12th victory of 2018 in New York’s 6-0 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Severino struck out nine batters and allowed six hits in the game.
The Yankees gave Severino all the run support he needed in the first inning when Aaron Hicks led off with a home run.
“I’M A BOSS” Aaron Hicks (probably)
Just like that, the Yankees take the lead ?
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— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 26, 2018
New York extended its lead on a two-RBI single by Gleyber Torres in the fourth and Greg Bird followed with a run-scoring single one batter later. The Yankees also tacked on insurance runs in the fourth and fifth.
Severino threw 103 pitches and cruised through his seven innings on the mound to lower his ERA on the season to 2.10. He also threw the fastest strikeout pitch by any starter this season in the fourth inning, according to Statcast.
Some real high ? from @LuisSeverino94 tonight!
The @Yankees ace hit 100.6 mph here — the fastest strikeout pitch by a starting pitcher this season. pic.twitter.com/YAhbNnPZqR
— #Statcast (@statcast) June 27, 2018
The win moved New York to 52-25 on the year while Philadelphia fell to 41-36.
Studs of the night
Matt Carpenter hit two home runs, had five hits in five at-bats, scored five runs and had three RBIs in the Cardinals’ 11-2 win over Cleveland.
Jackie Bradley Jr. went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs scored in Boston’s 9-1 win over the Angels.
Monster, JBJ says hi. ? pic.twitter.com/OSJlOzqoEK
— Red Sox (@RedSox) June 27, 2018
Brewers starter Freddy Peralta pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and striking out 10, in his team’s 5-1 win against the Royals.
Duds of the night
Mets left fielder Dominic Smith struck out in all four of his plate appearances against the Pirates.
Indians starter Corey Kluber allowed six runs and six hits in just 1 2/3 innings on the mound against the Cardinals.
Astros centerfielder Jake Marisnick made a leaping catch to rob Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak of an RBI extra-base hit in the sixth inning.
— Houston Astros (@astros) June 27, 2018
Mariners (49-31) vs Orioles (23-55) 7:05 p.m. ET — Seattle will go for its third straight win over lowly Baltimore on Wednesday. The Mariners came out on top 5-3 in the series opener and pulled out a 3-2 victory Tuesday. Wade LeBlanc will take the mound for Seattle while Alex Cobb is set to start for the Orioles. The Mariners opened their 10-game road trip with four straight losses, but they’ve rebounded with wins in three of their last four games.